Portabellini Pizza

A delicious italian pizza with portabellini mushrooms
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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Culinary Collection, Make Everyday Gourmet
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 Pizzas


For the dough:

  • 1 ¼ cups lukewarm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 standard packet active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1 cup napoletana sauce
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 125 g Portabellini Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, cooked & chopped
  • ¼ red onion, sliced
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ½ plum tomato, sliced or a few cherrytomatoes, sliced
  • Handful fresh rocket
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil


For the pizza dough:

  • In a bowl, stir together lukewarm water and sugar. Sprinkle over yeast and let sit until frothy.
  • In another large bowl, whisk flour and salt together. Pour in olive oil and yeast mixture. Mix until everything comes together.
  • Turn dough out onto a work surface and knead, adding a small amount of flour if needed, until it feels elastic and smooth. Form into a tight ball, place into an oiled bowl, and cover with a clean dish cloth. Let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, for about an hour and a half.
  • Gently press down and divide into two balls. Let dough rest as you preheat the oven to as hot as it will go and place a pizza stone or baking tray in the bottom third of the oven to heat up.

For the toppings:

  • Fry mushrooms in a little drizzle of olive oil. Add garlic once they are almost cooked. Cook until fragrant and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Gently flatten one ball of dough at a time and roll out as thin as desired lightly flouring where necessary. Carefully transfer to hot baking tray / stone and brush dough all over with oil.
  • Add your sauce to the middle of the dough and spread outwards with a spoon leaving 2cms for the crust. Top with mozzarella, mushrooms, bacon, red onion and tomato. Season. Bake until crust is golden and cheese is bubbling, about 15 minutes.
  • Finish with seasoned avocado slices and a scattering of rocket.
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