Is pizza night a favorite in your house? It definitely reigns supreme in my house, and this roasted garlic and sticky mushroom pizza is a family favorite.
Pizza is such a versatile food because you can truly top it with anything. It is an amazing delivery system for healing foods and making pizza at home is a fun way to get the whole family involved and give them ownership over their meal…especially the little people (they always eat better when they feel like they have a say in the prep).
While I tend to have a bunch of healing food options for pizza toppings, soemtimes I go all in and make this one-of-a-kind roasted garlic and sticky mushroom pizza for everyone to enjoy…there are never any leftovers.
When making this pizza at home, I like to make my own pizza sauce. If you choose to go this route and make your own sauce, it is best to prep that first. Having the sauce ready to go will streamline the topping process.
Let’s talk toppings!
This roasted garlic and sticky mushroom pizza is absolutely packed with healing toppings…
The addition of garlic, onions, and cilantro to the avocado makes this dish an incredible powerhouse against pathogens. Not to mention, garlic contains impressive antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties.
“One raw crushed clove of garlic contains the antibiotic equivalent of 100,000 units of penicillin and has been proven to be more effective than both penicillin and tetracycline in suppressing certain types of disease-carrying agents.”
Anthony William, Life-Changing Foods
Shiitake mushrooms have incredible healing power, giving them the nickname “miracle mushroom.” They contain all eight of the essential amino acids and many critical vitamins such as B12, A, D, and C.
Shiitake mushrooms also contain a compound called interferons – natural proteins with strong antiviral effects. In fact, they have the ability to help stop the replication of viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
These powerful mushrooms have also been known to help those suffering from heart disease, hepititis, and auto-immune disorders such as AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, fibrocystic breast disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Further, these miracle mushrooms can help regulate blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol, thin blood, and help in oreventing strokes and heart attacks.
Shiitake mushrooms are also an incredible tool for the prevention of anemia as they are an excellent source of bioavailable iron. They are also one of the few plants that contain germanium, a mineral that can help counteract the effects of pollutants and strengthen your resistance to disease. It’s not wonderf this little fungae is hailed around the world as a miracle mushroom.
Onions contain sulfur compounds that strengthen the immune system, brain, and nervous system. These compounds also help to detoxify heavy metals from the body such as mercury, cadmium, and lead.
Furthermore, onions are the highest food source of quercetin, a potent antioxidant that can help prevent blood clots, asthma, sinus infections, bronchitis, atherosclerosis, and diabetes.
Tomatoes are such a powerful healing food. They contain their own variety of vitamin C that is bioavailable to the liver and lymphatic system. Tomatoes also support the immune system, helping it to remain strong to fight pathogens.
Tomatoes contain fruit acids that help rid sludge from the gallbladder and reduce the size of gallstones, helping to keep the gallbladder healthy. The mineral content in tomatoes is abundant, these can reach the deep inner core of the liver, helping to prevent disease where it commonly begins. Additionally, tomatoes are high in lycopene which is a favorite nutrient of the liver. The liver uses lycopene to prevent cell damage, and to help detox red blood cell safely.
“Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse.”
Anthony William, Fresh Salsa Blog
The combination of minerals and glucose in maple syrup makes it vital to the liver – an instant fuel source.
“It’s like an IV for the liver containing the best of both worlds: a vast array of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients (many of them still undiscovered) coupled with high-quality sugar on which the liver thrives.”
Anthony William, Liver Rescue
Roasted Garlic and Sticky Mushroom Pizza
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl
- Add water, slowly until a dough forms
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about 1/4 of an inch thick
- Place on the baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes
- Once ready, remove from the oven
- Start prepping your Tomato sauce
- If you do not have time to make the tomato sauce recipe, you can simply spread bionaturae tomato paste and layer on the the rest of the toppings
- Note: With this pizza, the flavor really is in the caramelized onions and in the sticky mushrooms and the tomato paste will keep the dough moist.
Prepping Pizza Toppings
- Once you put the oven on, cut off the top of the garlic bulb and place the whole bulb in the oven to roast at 375 F for about 30 - 40 minutes
- Once ready, the garlic will be soft on the inside
- Prep the caramelized onions
- Next sauté the onions in veggie broth, using only 1/4 cup at a time
- Once the onions are soft, add in the shiitake mushrooms, coconut aminos, and maple syrup
- Sauté until the water from the sauce has dried up and the remaining veggies are slightly browned and sticky
- Layer on the tomato sauce
- Then add the caramelized onions
- Remove the garlic bulb from the oven and pop out the garlic cloves; they should be soft and pop out pretty easily
- Evenly space them onto the pizza crust
- Add on the sautéed mushrooms and put the pizza back into the oven on broil setting and on the highest shelf closest to the metal coils
- Broil for about 3 - 4 minutes only at 450 F
- If you would like a really easy dairy-free cheese option you can use Miyoko’s Liquid mozzarella as a final topping on your pizza before you broil
This roasted garlic and sticky mushroom pizza will become a family favorite that you can always feel good about serving!
For more incredible, family-friendly recipes your whole family will love, check out my Flourish Kids Recipe Book.
Included in this book are:
Drinks: 7 Recipes
Smoothies and Breakfast: 20 Recipes
Snacks, Sides and Appetizers: 11 Recipes
Soups and Salads: 5 Recipes
Desserts: 12 Recipes
Dinners/Entrees/Quick Meals: 16 Recipes
Please leave me a comment below letting me know if you make this roasted garlic and sticky mushroom pizza or any of the recipes from the Flourish Kids Recipe Book. I would love to know how it turns out – your feedback is always appreciated.
To your health & happiness,