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Pizza with Balsamic Mushrooms
chard / provolone

Active: 30 min Total: 1 hr 10 min
Sauteed balsamic mushrooms and chard give this pizza a sweet, savory twist. With our super simple homemade pizza sauce and melty provolone, we think you'll take this over delivery pizza any day.


Simple Pizza Sauce:
  • Onions - 1/4 , diced
  • Garlic - 2 clove , chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/4 tsp
  • Tomato paste - 4 Tbsp
  • Water / Chicken stock - 1/4 cup
Pizza with Provolone, Mushrooms and Chard:
  • Pizza dough, gluten-free - 1 lb
  • Chard, any type - 4 leaves , chopped (leaves and stems separate)
  • Mushroom, any button - 4 oz , sliced
  • Cheese, provolone - 4 oz , sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp


  1. Pizza dough - If you are making pizza dough from a gluten-free mix, ideally make this the night before so it has time to rest. Take out 30 minutes before baking and cover in some more flour. This will make the dough more pliable. (Making of dough should be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Onions / Garlic - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make sauce - Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil and when hot, add onions, garlic and oregano and saute until onions are tender, ~3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and water and simmer until thickens slightly, ~1 minute. Add more water if needed to reach a smooth, spreadable consistency. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Chard / Mushrooms / Cheese - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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  1. Heat oven to 425F (218C) degrees and position top rack so it’s at the very top.
  2. Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add cooking oil. When oil is hot, add mushrooms with a sprinkle of salt and saute until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add chard stems and saute until tender, ~2 minutes more. Add balsamic vinegar and chard leaves and saute until leaves are wilted and coated in vinegar.
  3. Brush a sheet pan with some olive oil. Using hands, stretch out pizza dough to cover sheet pan - it should be pretty easy to do if you let the dough rest. Brush dough with a bit of olive oil.
  4. Bake dough on top rack for 3 minutes without toppings. This solo time in the oven gives the dough time to crisp up; if you put toppings on now, your crust may get soggy.
  5. Spread tomato sauce over dough, top with mushroom and chard mixture. Cover with cheese.
  6. Bake pizza on the top rack for 8 to 11 minutes, until cheese is bubbly.
  7. Enjoy pizza hot out of the oven and topped with red pepper flakes if you’d like.



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