Homemade Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Pizza Recipe

I am happy to report that my Back to the Roots mushroom harvest was successful!  A crop of oyster mushrooms started sprouting around the eighth day, and by the twelfth day they were ready to be picked.

The Back to the Roots’ site has a ton of mushroom recipes – salads, risotto and even casseroles.  I, however, chose to create my own simple, organic Mushroom and Caramelized Onion pizza recipe.  See my homemade recipe below, which serves 2-3.  Bon appétit!


Pizza Dough – after a busy day, I typically grab the refrigerated premade dough at Whole Foods.  However, if you’re in the mood for some kneading, you can find some great recipes on AllRecipes.com or FoodNetwork.com

Oyster Mushrooms – entire harvest, washed and sliced

Yellow Onion – half of the onion, sliced

Sugar – two sizeable pinches for caramelizing onions

Mozzarella Cheese – 2 cups, shredded

Goat Cheese – 3 oz., crumbled

Olive Oil – 3 tablespoons

Basil – pinch of dried basil

Oregano – pinch of dried oregano

Pasta Sauce – 1 ½ to 2 cups

Recipe Instructions

Allow dough to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over low-medium heat and sauté oyster mushrooms for 5-8 minutes.  Set aside

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Spread ¾ tablespoon olive oil on pizza baking sheet and roll out dough to desired crust thickness

Rub ½ tablespoon olive oil on top of pizza dough and sprinkle oregano and basil throughout dough surface

Spread pasta sauce all over dough, stopping ½ inch from edge

Sprinkle mozzarella and goat cheese on pizza.  Place in heated oven for 15-20 minutes until crust browns.  At 15 minutes, pull out pizza and add sautéed mushrooms for remaining 5 minutes

As soon as pizza is in the oven, heat 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil over low-medium heat and throw in onion slices.  After 5 minutes, add two sizeable pinches of sugar.  Continue stirring for another 15-20 minutes until caramelized

Pull out pizza and add caramelized onions.  Let cool for 5 minutes and serve


  1. Awesome post! Kai here from Back to the Roots with the mushroom kits, and I just wanted to add that we’re growing our team in a bunch of cities like NYC, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami so drop me a line if you’re interested: kai@backtotheroots.com

    Thanks for all the support A Project Called Life!

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