roasted garlic mushroom pizza

roasted garlic mushroom pizza

“I’m really intuitive about these things. I’ve predicted two of my friends’ divorces, one pregnancy and a couple of natural disasters.”

Elijah is one of my favorite Girls characters. I can still see him edging his way into the cast photo at the end of the season three finale…


I have heard many friends talk about Girls for some time now. Finally decided to look for it, watch it.


That was when I returned from vacation last week. Jason and I watched all three seasons, in time to catch up and watch the finale this past Sunday.

This is our favorite way to watch a series, actually. We rarely watch television … okay, that is not correct at all. Our television is on much of the time, for background noise mostly. We cannot usually be bothered to remember when shows are on, and get impatient watching one show once a week.

So we find a show, head over to On Demand, and watch from 6pm until bedtime.

roasted garlic mushroom pizza

Girls was addictive right from the start. There were times it was frustrating (when we’d decide that was probably enough for the night), but we could not stop.

…and now it’s over again for the season. SIGH.

We consoled ourselves last night with pizza. A garlicy, crispy, savory three mushroom pizza.

roasted garlic mushroom pizza

roasted garlic mushroom pizza

YIELD: one large pizza

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan


1 head garlic, roasted (method below)
4-5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 baby bella mushrooms
3-4 crimini mushrooms
3-4 shiitake mushrooms
3-4 ounces Provolone cheese (vegan)
2 red cipollini onions, sliced thin
favorite vegan/gluten free pizza dough


roasting the garlic:

Peel the layers away from the garlic bulb, and slice the top off to expose the cloves inside. Set the bulb on the middle of a piece of aluminum foil (large enough to cover garlic bulb), drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Salt and pepper, and wrap the foil up around the garlic, covering completely. 

Place on a baking sheet and cook in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until garlic cloves are softened. Set aside to cool.

garlic mushroom pizza

Meanwhile, prepare pizza dough. Wipe mushrooms clean and slice them thinly. Slice onions, prep cheese. 

assembling the pizza:

On a prepared (parchment) baking sheet, par-bake crust at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven, brush with olive oil (about 2 tablespoons). Arrange cheese in even layer over crust, leaving an edge. Arrange mushroom slices in even layer, alternating types of mushroom so every bite has variety. Top with onion slices and roasted garlic, drizzle with remaining olive oil.

Carefully remove from baking sheet, return to oven directly on rack. Continue baking for another 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

roasted garlic mushroom pizza

If any of you watch Girls and would like to discuss…





  1. says

    I haven’t yet given in to the binge watching phenomenon, though I’ve been a binge reader since I first found a pile of Agatha Christie books at a garage sale as a teenager and spent a marathon of days steeped in mysteries. 😉
    Thanks so much for this recipe…Cadry mentioned bread baked with whole garlic cloves inside a few days ago and I’ve been craving a garlic feast ever since. Now I’ve got bread recipes to bake and garlic pizzas to make! Cheers! :)

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      hee, that is the only way we watch series anymore. it’s fun! and I definitely binge read! Jason gave me every single series VC Andrews wrote (just under 100 books!) for a holiday gift this last year, and I set aside time to read every night, if not more!

      enjoy the garlic! :)

  2. says

    I actually haven’t heard of that show. We typically DVR all of our shows and I will sit and watch a couple at a time. I did discover Parenthood via Amazon Prime and am up to season 2 now watching when I ride my bike on the trainer. That pizza looks incredible. Love all the mushrooms. I did just find the sliced daiya provolone and hate to admit that I wasn’t super thrilled with it. Maybe when it’s melted – I “had” to test it out of the package haha

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      yep, you definitely need to try it warm / melted onto something (and I believe the flavors you pair it with matter also!). I bought a package straight away after finding it a few months ago, and did not care for it either – yes, had to try right out of package…

      on this pizza? it was DIVINE. seriously, and I am fairly picky about my cheeses, I think you know. this one works well, perhaps it was the garlic! 😉

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      thank you, Maureen – we loved it and I think I’ll be making another one just like it soon… and not a big tv watcher? probably a GOOD thing! 😉

  3. says

    Oh man, I want to watch Girls so bad! I guess it’s not out on DVD? We don’t have cable or HBO in Alaska. Just kidding, we do, but Todd and I don’t 😉 We do have Netflix though and just binged on Orange Is The New Black…which is ammmazing. Have you seen it? Also, have you used a pizza stone? I love those things, and this pizza looks like perfect Katie pizza!

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      okay, so YAY that you have Netflix, because *I heard* that Girls is there? I hope I am correct on that… season three just completed, so perhaps at least seasons one and two are there? check it out, watch, and then LET’S DISCUSS!! 😉 yes we LOVE OITNB – cannot wait for the next season, was just talking about that with a friend yesterday!

      I had a pizza stone years ago, and broke it way before it was nice and seasoned… my mom has a really old one that is beautifully seasoned… I suppose I should try again and just be very careful, because I know it makes a big difference. This pizza was SO GOOD, I really want to make another as soon as possible…


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