Homemade Pizza with Mushroom and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Okay, maybe my pizza isn’t better than yours, but it’s definitely better than anything the local pizza joint serves up.
Easy Mushroom Pizza

Easy Mushroom Pizza

I could order pizza out, or pick one up at Papa Murphy’s and bake it at home, but I prefer to make my own. That way I control the ingredients, sodium, fat and calories.

I’m such a control freak!

Easy Mushroom Pizza with Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Crust

Easy Mushroom Pizza with Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Crust

I admit I took advantage of a little store-bought convenience and picked up whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. I’m not a big fan of pre-cooked pizza crusts. They usually exit the oven hard and chewy.

Besides, at $1.99 each, I can buy a few packages and pop them in the freezer. All I have to do is thaw them in the frig while I’m at work, then let them rest on the counter while I chop vegetables.

Mushroom Pizza

Mushroom Pizza

My pizza was ready in less than 40 minutes, and if you ask me, it looks just as cheesy delicious as any restaurant version.

Even better, instead of wasting time waiting for the restaurant to produce my pizza, I was folding a load of laundry and emptying the dishwasher.

Can’t beat that!

Easy Mushroom Pizza
  • 1 large whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup shallot, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup sun dried tomato, julienned
  • ½ cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add shallots and cook for 5 minutes until tender. Then add tomatoes, vegetable broth, mushrooms, oregano, kale, garlic, lemon zest and white wine. Add a pinch of dried red pepper. Cook for 5 - 8 minutes until liquid is almost gone and vegetables are tender.
  3. Roll out pizza dough and place on a pizza pan. Spread out ⅔ of the vegetables and spread with ½ the mozzarella cheese. Top with the rest of the vegetables and cheese.
  4. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until dough is cooked through and cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6

Here’s wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, new year! Happy cooking!

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 294, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 7
Total Fat: 7.53g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 563mg
Total Carbs: 40.46g
Dietary Fiber: 5.76g
Sugars: 2.87g
Protein: 12.83g

 Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to  me that I provide you with accurate information.

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    • says

      Trader Joe’s whole wheat crust comes out very tender too. That doesn’t always happen with whole wheat. Sometimes it comes out chewy. Have a terrific new year!

  1. says

    I use Trader Joe’s pizza dough all the time :) This looks so good and I am starving, between this and your lasagna…I really need something with loads of veggies and lots of melted cheese :)
    Wishing you a fantastic 2012!

  2. says

    I love that TJ’s pizza dough…and even better topped with all those gorgeous mushrooms and cheese!!! This is my ideal pizza…ww crust and shrooms. I get vetoed ALL the time…so I’m just going to make one for ME :)

    • says

      At 1.99 you can certainly afford to make your own. I admit, my husband would have loved some sausage on his, but the mushrooms really helped give him that meaty appeal. :)

  3. says

    This looks terrific! I LOVE whole wheat crust. We don’t have a Trader Joes and my local stores don’t have whole wheat so I make my own. The idea of freezing the dough is brilliant! LOVE this pizza!

  4. says

    Well your pizza looks better than mine. My NY resolutions include to make tamales, use more angel hair pasta and make pizza at home. I’ve not had good luck with pizza and need to learn what I’m doing wrong! Happy New Year Kristi! ::::: clink

    • says

      Hi Lea Ann – It’s the crust that does me in. If I don’t have a nice tender pizza crust, the pizza isn’t edible. Have a wonderful new year!

  5. says

    This looks so good and since I have come back to it 3 times since you posted it, I guess I’m going to have to put it on the menu for next week.

    I love the fact that it is meatless, just don’t tell Charlie. I really don’t think he will know.

    Pizza and a salad = a healthy meal…who knew?

    I hope 2012 is one of your best years yet!


    • says

      So true that folks don’t think you can make a healthy pizza, but I sure do. A whole grain crust and veggie toppings makes it healthy if you ask me. Let me know what you top yours with. I’m sure you’ll make some delicious adjustments!

  6. says

    That looks heavenly! I love mushrooms yet I hardly ever use them. That needs to change this year! :-p So cheesy and delicious. And yes, store-bought pizza dough isn’t as good as homemade but hey, when you’re in need of something quick, it definitely does the job just fine.

  7. says

    I love the abundance of mushrooms in this, they’re such a delicious vegetable.

    How are the Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Crusts? I’ve tried Whole Foods’ and I’m not that big of a fan.


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