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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Mushroom Flatbread: An Artisan Flatbread Pizza

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A crispy whole wheat crust is topped with melty mozzarella and fresh pesto to create this mushroom flatbread pizza that makes for a family friendly meal any day of the week! It’s a truly authentic artisan flatbread pizza, that rivals anything you’d order in a restaurant!

top view of Mushroom Flatbread with Roasted Vegetables

When it comes to family friendly meals, a homemade baked flatbread can’t be beat! This Mushroom Flatbread is bursting with flavor. From the crispy thin homemade crust, to the roasted mushrooms, and gooey mozzarella, you’ll have a meal that makes everyone happy!

The best part of this delicious flatbread is that it’s way healthier than take-out. The whole grain flatbreads are made with whole wheat flour, the cheese is reduced, and the toppings are nutrient rich. It’s a healthy vegetarian Italian recipe!

You can also change up the toppings of this mushroom flatbread recipe if you don’t have a mushroom lover in the house! Caramelized onions, kalamata olives, fresh basil leaves, and spinach are some of my favorite toppings to add!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy sheet pan recipe!
  • Change the toppings customize this flatbread pizza recipe.
  • Find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store.
  • Easier than making a Blue Apron recipe.
  • Healthy and kid friendly!

🥘 Ingredients

Turquoise bowl in the center with bowl of whole wheat flour, small bowl of salt and yeast, and small bowl of olive oil.

For The Crust: This simple homemade pizza crust is full of fiber, and comes creates a crispy crust. It is the perfect base to create any type of Artisan flatbread you desire! All you need is whole wheat flour, salt, yeast and olive oil!

For The Toppings: We used a combination of fresh ingredients including tomatoes, tomato sauce, pesto, mozzarella cheese, spices and mushrooms (of course!) — you can use any kind of mushrooms you like! Feel free to add fresh herbs like basil and fresh thyme to elevate this dish even further.

🍽 Equipment

📖 Variations

There are so many ways to customize this recipe! Here are five of our favorite mushroom flatbread ideas:

  • Mushroom Truffle Flatbread: In addition to mushrooms, add a shaving of fresh truffles on top once the pizza has baked!
  • Mushroom Spinach Flatbread: In a large nonstick skillet, add 4 cups of chopped fresh baby spinach to the mushrooms and saute until cooked through. Use this mixture as your main topping for this flatbread!
  • Sauce Variations: Instead of olive oil to finish, try drizzling with bbq sauce, truffle oil, garlic oil, extra pesto, or even a little bit of hot sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, or chili oil!
  • Garlic Mushroom Onion Flatbread: Add roasted garlic and caramelized onions to the flatbread along with your mushroom mixture!
  • Mushroom Flatbread With Goat Cheese: Instead of mozzarella (or in addition to), add fresh goat cheese crumbles before baking.

🔪 Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the dough: In a bowl combine whole wheat flour with dry yeast and pinch of salt. Add water and 2 tbsp olive oil and mix until you have a sticky dough.

flour and yeast in a bowl

Step 2: Continue mixing for 4 more minutes and until you have a soft, elastic dough. Cover at room temperature and let it rise for 1 hour. 

flatbread dough being kneaded

Step 3: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Flour a baking sheet and set aside or line with parchment paper. With the help of a rolling pin, roll the dough. Transfer to the prepared baking pan.

dough on a pan

Step 4: In a large skillet, on medium high heat, add the tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes. Decrease to medium heat, and take off of heat once warm. Top the flatbread with tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, leaving a 1-inch border on either side. Then top with a single layer of mozzarella cheese, and sautéed mushrooms. Add a drizzle of olive oil to finish.

pizza topped with cheese and veggies

Step 5: Place flatbreads in the hot oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the borders are golden brown and the cheese is fully melted. 

pizza coming out of the oven

Step 6: Remove from oven and top with pesto, fresh basil, and black pepper to taste.

Mushroom Flatbread with Roasted Vegetables on a pan

🥗 Is Mushroom Flatbread Healthy?

Not all flatbreads are created equal – some are high in fat and refined carbs! But this recipe for mushroom flatbread is super healthy. Here’s what makes it so good for you:

  • High in Fiber: Using whole wheat flour to make the crust increases the fiber content of this pizza.
  • Lower in Fat and Calories: Reducing the total amount of cheese, and using toppings like mushrooms, or other fresh vegetables reduces the overall fat and calories for this flatbread.
  • High in Vitamins and Nutrients: Mushrooms are a nutrient rich food. They contain fiber along with copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc as well as B vitamins.

Scroll to the bottom of the post to the recipe card for complete nutrition information.

slice of Mushroom Flatbread with Roasted Vegetables on a plate

❓Recipe FAQs

Will kids enjoy this Mushroom flatbread?

Kids love flatbreads and pizza! They may not be a big fan of mushrooms, as I know many kids are turned off by them, (even I was as a kid), but you can put the mushrooms on your half and a different nutrient rich vegetable they love on their side!

What is the best dough to use for a flatbread pizza?

This recipe uses a homemade whole wheat crust. To save time you can buy pre-made whole wheat dough from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. They also have other pre-made whole grain flatbreads that can be used as a substitute for homemade. Just be sure to get one that is whole grain to increase the fiber and nutritional value.

What are the best mushrooms to use?

I like to use Cremini mushrooms, buttons, or shiitake mushrooms. All these mushrooms are small in size which makes it easy to slice and top them on pizza. Mini baby bella mushrooms would be another good option. However, you can use whatever you have on hand. Be sure to wash them well.

How do you store and keep leftovers?

Let the flatbread cool completely, and cut into slices. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Make sure to separate the pizza slices with parchment paper to avoid sticking. Reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through!

👪 How to Serve

This flatbread makes 4 small, or 2 large servings. For a family of 4 I suggest serving it along with a light salad, some steamed vegetables, or a hearty soup.

💭 Expert Tips

  • Be sure to give the pizza dough enough time to rise.
  • Cover dough with a damp towel.
  • Dough will double in size when it’s ready.
  • If you want to save time use a store bought pizza dough. I suggest Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods’ fresh whole wheat pizza dough.
  • Pita bread or naan bread are another easy alternative to making a homemade crust.
  • If there’s someone in your family that’s not a fan of mushrooms, choose other healthy veggie toppings such as spinach, zucchini, broccoli, squash, tomatoes, or anything else you have in the fridge.
  • Make sure your oven is preheated before putting the pizza in the oven.
  • Feel free to change up the cheese on this pizza: parmesan cheese, an Italian shredded cheese blend, or even goat cheese would all work well.
  • Add minced garlic cloves to the tomato sauce for extra flavor.
top view of Mushroom Flatbread with Roasted Vegetables

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📋 Recipe Card

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5 from 12 votes

Mushroom Flatbread Pizza Recipe

A crispy whole wheat crust is topped with melty mozzarella and fresh pesto to create this mushroom flatbread pizza that makes for a family friendly meal any day of the week! It's a truly authentic artisan flatbread pizza, that rivals anything you'd order in a restaurant!
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 347.2kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

For the dough

  • cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp dry yeast
  • ½ cup water warm
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Toppings

  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups mushrooms cut into big pieces
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • black pepper or crushed red pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare the dough: In a bowl combine whole wheat flour with dry yeast and salt. Add water and 2 tbsp olive oil and mix until you have a sticky dough.
  • Continue mixing for 4 more minutes and until you have a soft, elastic dough. Cover and let it rise for 1 hour. 
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Flour a baking pan and set aside. With the help of a rolling pin, roll the dough. Transfer to the prepared baking pan.
  • Top the flatbread with tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Then top with mozzarella cheese and mushrooms. Drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil. 
  • Put the flatbread in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the borders are golden brown and the cheese is fully melted. 
  • Remove from oven and top with pesto, fresh basil, and black pepper or crushed red pepper to taste. Cut into 8 slices.

Notes

Top Tips for Making the Best Mushroom Flatbread
  • Be sure to give the pizza dough enough time to rise.
  • Cover dough with a damp towel.
  • Dough will double in size when it’s ready.
  • If you want to save time use a store bought pizza dough. I suggest Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods’ fresh whole wheat pizza dough.
  • If there’s someone in your family that’s not a fan of mushrooms, choose other healthy veggie toppings such as spinach, zucchini, broccoli, squash, tomatoes, or anything else you have in the fridge.
  • Make sure your oven is preheated before putting the pizza in the oven.
  • Feel free to change up the cheese on this pizza: parmesan, an Italian shredded cheese blend, or even goat cheese would all work well.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 2slices | Calories: 347.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.8g | Protein: 16.4g | Fat: 16.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Cholesterol: 15.8mg | Sodium: 390.2mg | Potassium: 319.5mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 1.8g


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