Veggie Pizza Recipe

Use this veggie pizza recipe as a simple guide to create ANY type of vegetable pizza recipe that you like.

The vegetables used here are commonly found in Italian pizzerias, but let your imagination run wild - make your pizza the way you like it!

My recipes are best with fresh ingredients, but we're all so busy, I won't tell if you sometimes use commercially prepared ingredients.

Sauces or packaged shredded and grated cheeses can save a lot of time when we need a shortcut.

Just be sure to try them fresh occasionally to really do it right!

It's so much better for you to use fresh and whole ingredients without added preservatives and chemicals. And the flavor is better, too.

Veggie Pizza Recipe from Scratch

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 plum tomatoes, peeled (or 2 cups of my basic tomato sauce recipe)
  • 1 recipe Pizza Dough (or store-bought if you must), rolled out
  • 1 tsp freshly pressed garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh diced mozzarella
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, from your grater ideally
  • 10 leaves of fresh basil, torn into small pieces
  • a medium white onion, chopped or sliced, as you like
  • 1/2 sliced red bell pepper
  • a half dozen washed and sliced baby portabella mushrooms

Set your oven to preheat at 475ºF. Roll out the dough according to the pizza dough recipe. Brush part of the olive oil over the dough and toss the garlic, salt and pepper evenly over it.

In a skillet on medium heat, cook the veggies in a tablespoon of olive oil until they just begin to soften, then remove from heat.

For the sauce, purée the tomatoes until smooth and spread over the dough.

Cover the dough with the mozzarella, either cubes or shredded, then sprinkle on the parmesan.

Lastly, top with the pre-cooked veggies and sprinkle on herbs.

Place the pizza in the preheated oven.

Bake your creation for about 18 minutes, give or take. Check it at 15 minutes and watch for the crust to become lightly browned and the cheese bubbling.

Remove from the oven carefully, then slice it up and serve!



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