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Mushrooms <3 National Pizza Month

October 1, 2018

Pizza: the ultimate customizable meal. Whether stuffed, thin, deep dish, red sauce, white sauce, vegetarian, meat-loaded, “all-the-toppings” or “cheese only, please!” we can all agree that pizza is a culinary treasure.

Not only do we love pizza for being a perfect vehicle for mushrooms, but also for its ease and versatility! Add it to your weeknight menu for a family-friendly dinner or throw it on the grill for your home tailgate parties with friends. No matter the occasion, pizza is the answer. Add umami-rich mushrooms to the equation, and you’ve got something heavenly on your hands.

If pizza owns a slice of your heart, then you’re in luck: October is National Pizza Month. Simply top your pizza with your favorite mushroom variety or try your hand at one (or all!) of the mushroom pizza recipes below.

Join the #BlenditarianChallenge!

Join the October Blenditarian Challenge: Add The Blend to a “game day” dish and you could win $250! From sliders to dips, The Blend (finely chopped mushrooms + ground meat) makes your favorite game day fare even more delicious. Bonus points: Each of your monthly entries will be entered for the chance to win the Annual Grand Prize of $2,500 for you and $2,500 for a food bank of your choice!

Show us how you add The Blend to your game day spread by entering the October Blenditarian Challenge today!

Mushrooms + Pizza Recipes

Three Mushroom and Garlic Grilled Pizza

Three Mushroom and Garlic Grilled Pizza
Fire up the grill! This pizza is topped with a creamy garlic sauce, a touch of fragrant basil and a flavorful mix of crimini, shiitake, and white button mushrooms.

Mushroom, Mozzarella, and Cherry Tomato Pizza

Mushroom, Mozzarella and Cherry Tomato Pizza
Use a mix of your favorite mushrooms to make every bite of this pizza unique. Cherry tomatoes add a layer of color and smoked mozzarella echoes the earthiness of the sautéed mushrooms.

Mushroom Pizza Rolls

Mushroom Pizza Rolls
Involve the whole family in making homemade pizza rolls. These rolls make a filling snack or serve them with a salad for a meal. Don’t forget a side of warm pizza sauce for dipping!


Triple Mushroom Truffle Goat Cheese Pizza
This pizza pulls out all the stops: a savory mix of crimini, white and portabella mushrooms tops a base of creamy ricotta and creme fraiche, and then gets smothered in truffle goat cheese and mozzarella.

Andouille Sausage, Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Naan Pizza

Andouille Sausage, Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Naan Pizza
This pizza is second to naan! Swap out your traditional crust and sauce for soft naan and a sun-dried tomato sauce. Add smokey andouille sausage and meaty mushrooms for a punch of flavor in every slice.

Mushroom, Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Flatbreads
Move over, mozzarella. We’re bringing in blue cheese for this decadent flatbread that’s piled high with crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions and fresh arugula.

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