Vegetarian Pizza

Remember yesterday when I said the veggie pasta sauce would really be good as a pizza base? Well – I decided to put my money where my mouth is…I made pizza with last night’s sauce as a base.

I didn’t make my pizza dough. I can (and you can) it’s really not that hard BUT I tend to buy dough at the grocery store in the deli department whenever it goes on sale and then freeze it (because it’s easy and sometimes I just don’t have time). SO, I defrosted my pizza dough (If any of you out there have a fantastical pizza dough recipe AND you want to write a guest post on Zara’s Hungry, contact us!) and set out.

I made a vegetarian pizza because I had all the vegetables in my fridge, you can obviously make whatever type of pizza you like, making pizza is really about the process, once you get that down you can make these as fancy as you desire (my mom is FAMOUS for her caramelized onion and blue cheese pizza AND her cheddar and potato pizza).

This is what you’ll need;

pizza dough

pizza sauce

1/4 medium-sized eggplant, peeled and sliced in thin rounds

2 white potatoes, washed and sliced in thin rounds

1/2 white onion, peeled and sliced in thin rounds

1/2 red pepper sliced thin

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tea fresh thyme

2 tbsp olive oil, divided

1/2 tea salt

1/4 cup flour

Let’s get started.

Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Saute your vegetables for about 10-15 minutes in 1 tbsp of olive oil. They should be softened and the eggplant and onion translucent. Remove from heat.

pizza veggies

On a cutting board, dump your 1/4 cup of flour. Put your defrosted pizza dough on this surface and get it floured up. Start kneading the dough until it feels a little heavier (as you’re removing air when you knead). Lift the dough into the air off the board and from the middle slowly pull the dough away from the center, making a circle but not pulling it so tight that you have holes in the dough (I know, I really should have taken pictures of this).

Once you have a pizza shape, put the dough on the parchment paper and put into your preheated oven for 10 minutes.

pizza dough

When 10 minutes is up, brush your olive oil onto the dough and punch out the middle of the dough with a spoon so you have a crust (if you want one). Put back into the oven for another 10 minute.

When the next 10 minutes is up, take out of the oven and add your pizza sauce and vegetables. Put in the oven for 5 minutes.

pizzaAdd cheese if you so desire and put back in the oven, this time place directly on the rack (to finish the bottom as well as melt the cheese!) for 5 minutes.

I took this out of the oven and it was eaten before I could take a picture so…you’ll have to use your imagination. I added just a little mozzerella and parmesan to the top. Voila!



About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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4 Responses to Vegetarian Pizza

  1. chuck says:

    Yet another great idea. Erin and Zara her is a cookie recipe my sister sent me.
    Lemon cake cookies.

    I box lemon cake mix
    one egg, slightly beaten,
    2 cups cool whip ( might try substituting whipped cream)
    powdered sugar to roll the cookies in..

    Mix the cake mix, the egg and the cool whip together until throughly mixed. drop table spoon of batter into and roll in powdered sugar. bake on a parchment covered cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.

    check for light browning around bottom of the cookies. cool and enjoy with a nice tall cold glass of milk or lemon ade.

  2. hippyma says:

    Ummm…can I just say from my fat self that potato & cheddar sounds insanely good, think I’ll try that on my next pizza!!! (maybe w/the carmelized onions)

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