Saturday, November 8, 2008

Veggie Pizza Recipe

Friday night is pizza night at our house, but we live in a tiny town where the only takeout pizza to be found is from a gas station; so needless to say, we make our own.

Since pepperoni is the kids’ favorite, that’s what we usually make, but my husband and I were craving something a little less pedestrian, so we started experimenting and came up with an awesome vegetarian concoction that makes me wish every day was Friday!

Keep in mind that this recipe is flexible. You can use whatever veggies you want, add chicken if you like, use more or less sauce to taste, etc. I’ve written the recipe the way we like it, but feel free to experiment.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures for you (because we ate it all), but you can use your imagination. Give it a try! It’s easy to make, and absolutely delicious!

Veggie Pizza Fabuloso

2 packages of Jiffy pizza crust mix prepared per package directions
¾ cup ranch dressing
1 tspn garlic powder
Chopped spinach
Broccoli florets
Finely chopped white onion
Chopped Roma tomatoes
Mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375. Prepare pizza crust per package directions. If it’s too sticky, add some flour. Be sure to allow dough to rest in a warm place for 5 minutes. (I boil water in a coffee mug for 3 minutes in my microwave so the inside of the microwave is nice and warm, then put the bowl of dough in for 5 mins).

Chop, dice, mince your vegetables. I didn’t put quantities in the list because it’s really up to you how much you want to pile on.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Roll your dough to desired thickness (for this pizza a thin crispy crust is yummy). Place the pizza crust in the oven for about 5 minutes to prebake it slightly.

Mix the ranch dressing and garlic powder in a bowl.

Take the slightly prebaked pizza crust out of the oven and top with the ranch mixture, veggies (including tomatoes), and then Mozzarella cheese on top.

Put the whole pizza back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is slightly brown on the bottom.

Remove from oven, cut with a pizza wheel (or any other cutting device), and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Embee: This pizza sounds wonderful. My boys are pepperoni guys as well. But I have IBS and cannot eat alot of meat. This pizza would be perfect for me to try (excluding the spinach and broccoli, big IBS sufferer's nightmare). I can't wait to try this. I may add green pepper aka bell peppers to them.

Great post!

Linda said...

This sounds yummy. I'm going to try it out next weekend!

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kelsey said...

mmm that does sound good! You should have fruit 'pizza' sometime for dessert- sugar cookie crust, cool-whip sauce (with red food dye added), and bananas, kiwi, strawberries, and grapes on top. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey, how's about a drool warning next time? Looks great. I use french bread, English muffins and such sometimes for quick pizzas. And the jarred alfredo sauce is a nice change. Think I'll make your recipe for supper!

MilesPerHour said...

This pizza is going on my agenda for next week's football game.

Barry said...

I'm trying to get a handle on healthier eating.

Maybe I should give this a try.

Small Footprints said...

Mmmm .. this looks so good! And ... a meatless meal is great for the environment.

Thanks for sharing it! I'll be making it with just a few changes to make it vegan. :)

Small Footprints