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Herbed Pizza Dough with Shiitake Mushrooms

Herb spiced pizza dough for kicked up pizza flavors.
Course Pizza
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword garlic and herb pizza dough, herbed pizza dough
Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 334kcal
Author Joe Boyle


Pizza dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced then pasted
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2/3 cup water at 105° to 110°
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp (1 package) yeast


  • 1 14.5 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds , ground in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle

Pizza (2 small...each made from 1/4 of the dough recipe)

  • 8 oz . sliced Shiitake mushrooms
  • 8 oz . grated mozzarella cheese
  • pizza sauce , (1/2 of the sauce mixture for 2 small pizzas)



  • Place flour, salt, garlic, oregano and basil in the bowl of a stand mixer
  • Add sugar and yeast to the heated water, stir and proof for 5 minutes
  • Start the mixer on low, (#2 Kitchen Aid), with a dough hook and add the water/ yeast mixture.
  • Mix until the dough forms around the hook, adding water,1 tsp at a time until the dry ingredients are all incorporated. If too sticky, add flour 1 teaspoon at a time until it no longer sticks to the bowl.
  • Continue to knead for 20 minutes on no more than #2 speed.
  • Remove the dough hook then cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Place a pizza stone in the oven on a center rack if using and preheat the oven to 500°.
  • Take the dough from the bowl, divide in half and then cover with a towel or plastic wrap for 30 minutes
  • Roll the dough on a flour-coated surface to form the pizza, (two large). Or, divide the dough as desired to make smaller pizzas. Once rolled out to the desired thickness, dock the dough with a fork or docking tool. The more holes the better. This will prevent large bubbles from forming.
  • Place the formed dough onto a lightly floured cookie sheet and bake for 5 to 6 minutes. Or flour a pizza peel and place the formed dough onto the peel and slide onto the pizza stone, Bake for 4 to 5 minutes, or until slight browning occurs.
  • Remove from the oven and add sauce, (meat if desired), most of the cheese, mushrooms, and then the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, until the cheese and dough has browned.
  • Remove from the oven and slice and serve


  • Mix all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 to 40 minutes while stirring every few minutes, to thicken.


  1. Adapted from Jeanmarie Brownson of the Chicago Tribune.
  2. Nutrition information is for 2 large pizzas, 8 servings, with 1 lbs. mushrooms and 1 lbs. cheese. All other ingredients as stated, (meatless).
  3. You can adjust the amounts and types of herbs as desired.
  4. The times may differ for your oven so it is best to visually watch your pizza for doneness.


Calories: 334kcal