Wednesday, July 2, 2008

veggie pizza

this is definitely a family fav and really very easy. i love that i can just take whatever leftover veggies i have from other meals or kind of clean out my crisper with this pizza. and, you can make it any way you like it! I just make it up as I go along, so sorry if the instructions seem vague:

1 store-bought pizza crust (i like just pilsbury in a can - but you can get fancy if you want)
2 tbs cornmeal (makes it so you don't have to grease the pan, and makes it feel like the real deal)
1/2 jar of pizza sauce, or make your own (i just use about 2 c. tomato sauce, some crushed garlic, salt, oregano and basil all mixed together) you could use pasta sauce if you don't have anything else.
2ish cups of mozzarella
1/2 cup of shredded parmesan
1/2 to 1 cup steamed broccoli (cut in thin slices and then steam in the microwave for 2-3 min)
1 tomato (on the vine tastes the best) thinly sliced
1/2 cup of thinly sliced carrots (i use a potato peeler)
1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
and anything else you have or want to add! really - i have made this with anything under the sun... you can add zuchini, pineapple, meat obviously, whatever!

preheat the oven to 425 (or whatever the instructions for your crust say). if you have a pizza stone, that works the best (leave it in the oven while it is preheating), but if not, a cookie sheet works too.
sprinkle the cornmeal on the stone or cookie sheet in an even, thin layer
place the dough on the sheet and then top with all of your toppings!
with the pilsbury dough, you don't have to cook the dough first and it comes out perfect. we have tried other doughs that end up really raw in the center if you don't cook them first, so experiment as you will.
i like to put a layer of mozzarella first (about half of it) and then add the vegetables with the carrots on top. I then sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella and the parmesan on top. really, i'm sure it would taste good in any order, that's just how i like it!
hope you like it!


Stephanie said...

yum! That sounds so good! I swear I'm going to post something tonight or tomorrow about what we're having for dinner tonight. I promise!

Carlie said...

Oooh, you need to come to my house and make that for me! Sounds so good! You're making me hungry.