Tuesday Tip: Veggie Pizza

Ever see this at a pizza joint?

Veggie Lover’s Pizza! Contains: Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms!

I get so disappointed when I see that!  How generic can you get?  Plus mushrooms aren’t even a veggie!  Perhaps just using onions, peppers, and mushrooms is cheaper but it is very much of a let down when you love veggies.

I don’t even consider that a veggie pizza!  Three toppings?  Pleeeze.

I love veggies on my pizza and I love experimenting with new toppings.  Some of my favorite veggie toppings are:

  • Spinach
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Shredded Zucchini
  • Chopped Broccoli

Spinach is just fantastic no matter what.  Carrot and zucchini get nice and crispy as the pizza cooks and roasted broccoli is one of the most amazing things.  All of them make excellent pizza toppers! And uh, adding cheese to the mix just makes things that much more awesome.  That includes soy cheese! I have had some very yummy soy cheese on pizza before.  Mmmm veggies and cheese!

We’ve done artichokes and sundried tomatoes as well.  I haven’t tried cauliflower or eggplant yet but that will for sure make the rotation eventually.

I suppose some people are picky and don’t want veggies on their pizza.  If you have one of those peeps in your life, try putting the shredded carrot and zucchini under the cheese.  I swear you can’t even tell it’s there! And you might get to sneak some veggies into someone’s life. :D

Trying different veggies allows you to not only experiment with the veggies but provides you a different application in which to try them out.  Maybe you will fall in love with something you didn’t really enjoy before!

Do you like veggies on your pizza?  If so, what are some of your faves?

14 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip: Veggie Pizza

  1. You can also slice zucchini into thin coins and use them like pepperoni! I’m going to try to make a variation on ratatouille on a pizza later this week.

  2. This is funny to me, because veggies are ALL that is on my pizza (well + sauce and sometimes TVP!). I like zuccini, tomatoes, lots of onion, spinach, green peppers…

    We have not been able to figure out how to pur broccoli on pizza and avoid the marijuana smell/taste.

  3. Ummm is the pope catholic?!! LoL, Veggies on a pizza are the bomb! I like them better than cheese! :)

    Your pizzas are always some of the best lookin girl! Can’t wait for more Pizza Thursdays!

  4. I had to laugh because your opening sentences are something I TOTALLY think! I think it’s a sneaky tactic to get people who TRULY want a veggie loaded pizza into having to spend more money to add toppings! Plus, it allows people to fool themselves into thinking they’re eating super healthy.

    Lordy, I LOVE soy cheese.

    My favorite pizza is a white pizza loaded with fresh spinach sauteed in lots of garlic and lemon juice with some basil, thinly sliced tomatoes, olives, parmesano reggiano (freshly grated), and slices of fresh mozzarella. *drool* I also LOVE mixing fresh roasted red pepper into ricotta and putting that on my pizza. Does that answer your question? HAHA! I’m longwinded. Sheesh.

  5. Ellie says:

    Sounds delicious but help me out of here. Do I put sauce on pizza then cheese than the veggies? I want to try to make it for my picky BF this weekend. What kind of cheese would you recommended? Could I use some feta maybe?

    I appreciate and advice for me, beginner but adventurous cook :)

    • Ellie, That’s exactly right! Sauce on top of dough, then cheese, then toppings. Feta is great but it’s not a melty cheese, it just browns and gets warm. So you’ll need another cheese for melty goodness, like mozzarella.

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