Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rainbow Veggie Pizza

Pizza night is a staple in many households, and ours is no exception, but we make our pizza at home using fresh ingredients, and homemade whole wheat crust. This week, we made a homemade veggie pizza!

Pizza  is so quick and easy to make, there really isn't a reason to order take out! Making dough may seem scary at first, but this recipe adapted from allrecipes does not require a full "rise" so you can still have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes!

As for toppings, I don't put greasy pepperoni and tons of cheese, but instead try to pack as many veggies as possible on top with light cheese. 

To make it fun, we made a Rainbow Pizza with red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, green spinach, and purple onions! The boys loved picking out the veggies for each color we needed, and I chopped them really small in the mini chopper {so there would be no picking them off the pizza}.   

Veggie Pizza
A rainbow of finely chopped veggies

Veggie Pizza
Look how colorful that is! Gorgeous!


Printable Recipe

Crust Ingredients
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 
1 teaspoon raw honey of maple syrup  
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

1 Cup Tomato Sauce 
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 Cup Veggies of Choice 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. 
Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes. 
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker's peel dusted with cornmeal.

 Spread with tomato sauce, sprinkle with cheese, and then arrange veggies on top.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. 

Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Veggie Pizza

Pizza is always a hit with the boys, and by making it at home, it is less of a junk food! 

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