Veggie Pizza recipe

Veggie Pizza recipe

Who doesn’t love pizza? If I ask my kids what will they have for lunch/dinner – they will scream in unison – “PIZZA!” If calories didn’t count, I could allow them to eat HOMEMADE pizza all day. Yes, you heard me right, it’s homemade – made-from-scratch using fresh ingredients. This is my go-to-easy-pizza recipe and I make it regularly. I combine it with my homemade pizza sauce, fresh veggies, low fat shredded cheese and it tastes so delicious!

Why homemade when you can buy everything from the store ? Well, to start with, I control what goes in the pizza. Secondly, there are no preservatives or un-pronounced ingredients that are added and the best part is I can customize the recipe to my liking.homemade wheat flour pizza dough from scratchRECIPE DETAILS – A little details about this pizza – dough preparation isn’t very hard. I always use whole wheat flour for my pizza crust because it is rich in fiber and protein. Follow the step by step guide below to make your very own homemade pizza dough. Store bought pizza base can be used for this recipe.

I have used homemade pizza sauce, but store bought chunky sauce will work just fine. Two different types of cheeses were added to this recipe – I have used low fat mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Feel free to use cheese of your liking. 

Regarding the toppings – choices are endless. Since this recipe bakes two pizzas – I have baked one with olives and one without olives. Bake @400 degree F for 20 – 30 minutes or until crust is golden. I have baked my pizza for 20 minutes and for the last 6-7 minutes I have broiled the pizza. This way the pizza edges got more browned and crispy and the cheese was all bubbly and melted. 

Taste great when fresh out of the oven. Makes a great Sunday dinner.

Veggie Pizza recipe

 

Veggie Pizza recipe
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Fresh homemade pizza made-from-scratch using fresh veggies, low fat shredded cheese and homemade pizza sauce. Tastes so delicious!
Servings Prep Time
2 PIZZAS 1 HOUR
Cook Time
20 - 30 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
2 PIZZAS 1 HOUR
Cook Time
20 - 30 MINUTES
Veggie Pizza recipe
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Fresh homemade pizza made-from-scratch using fresh veggies, low fat shredded cheese and homemade pizza sauce. Tastes so delicious!
Servings Prep Time
2 PIZZAS 1 HOUR
Cook Time
20 - 30 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
2 PIZZAS 1 HOUR
Cook Time
20 - 30 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
PIZZA DOUGH
  • 2.5 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoon Active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
VEGGIES FOR PIZZA
  • 2 cup Homemade Marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 medium Sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Black Olives
  • 2 medium Sliced Capsicum (green and red)
  • 3 cup Low Fat Shredded cheese
  • Salt to taste
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METHOD
MAKING PIZZA DOUGH
  1. Assemble ingredients..
  2. Measure flour.
  3. To activate yeast - combine yeast and sugar in lukewarm water.
  4. Stir and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  5. It will become all bubbly and frothy.
  6. Combine everything together and..
  7. Knead a soft dough. Cover and let the dough rest for 30 - 1 hour.
  8. Dough will double in size.
  9. Pizza dough all set and ready.
ASSEMBLING PIZZA
  1. Assemble ingredients for pizza.
  2. Dust the dough with dry flour..
  3. Divide the dough in equal portions. Above measurements make 2 pizzas.
  4. Preheat oven @ 400 degree F. Roll the dough into a circle.
  5. Grease a baking tray and transfer the rolled dough onto the baking sheet.
  6. Keep spreading it around.
  7. Using a fork..
  8. Make holes at the base of the pizza.
  9. Feel free to bake the dough for 10 minutes before spreading the sauce.
  10. Baked pizza dough...
  11. Spread sauce over the dough.
  12. Sprinkle cheese..
  13. Add veggies..
  14. More veggies..
  15. Add salt and pepper..
  16. Generously sprinkle some more cheese.
  17. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until crust is golden. First one without olives and only baked.
  18. Second pizza with olives and broiled!! Loved this one.
  19. I have baked my pizza for 20 minutes and for the last 6-7 minutes I have broiled the pizza.
  20. Cut yourself a big slice and..
  21. Sprinkle some red chili flakes and..
  22. Enjoy!!
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18 Responses

  1. Mega Bindlish says:

    Hi Ruchi, How will the crust be if I use a microwave to bake it? Any idea on the temperature and duration?

    • Ruchi says:

      Mega, bake the pizza in microwave convection mode @200 degree F for 20 – 30 minutes – it will turn out crusty. Please refer to your microwave instruction manual for more details.

  2. Megha jain says:

    Thanks for wonderful pizza recepie. Is there is any alternative for Oven? I have recently changed my domicile so yet settling down kitchen appliances.

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks for stopping by Megha. You can bake this pizza on a cooktop. Heat a heavy bottom tawa/griddle. Transfer pizza onto the hot griddle, maintain a medium low heat, cover and let the cheese melt. Once cheese is all gooey and soft, increase the heat to medium and cook the base until it is crisp and brown. Please keep a watchful eye on the pizza do not leave it unattended, the base may get burned or overcooked. Hope that helps!

  3. Km says:

    Can i make the crust in advance n keep in fridge/freezer

  4. Savitha P says:

    Beautiful pics and very well explained. Wanted to know if the dough could be knead in the food processor?
    Thanks

  5. renuka says:

    Can i use instant yeast?

    • RK says:

      Yes, you can use instant yeast for this recipe. Instant yeast and dry active yeast are not the same. Unlike active dry yeast, instant yeast doesn’t have to be proofed; it can be added straight to the dry ingredients. Result will be the same. Use 2 teaspoon of Instant yeast for this recipe.

  6. Moulya says:

    How to broil the pizza

    • RK says:

      Thanks for stopping by Moulya! Broiling means heat from above and the default temperature is between 500 – 550 degree F (260 degree C).

  7. Payal says:

    Hey Ruchi ..nice recipes..just wanted to know which brand yeast you use..

  8. Karishma says:

    Your whole wheat flour, doesn’t look whole wheat. It’s too white. Do you use the same flour for chapathi also?

    • RK says:

      Yes, I use the same flour to make chapatis. It’s the lightning issue that makes it look bright. 🙂 If you look closely – the kneaded dough in the bowl will give you the correct picture!

  9. Jyoti says:

    Whole wheat flour is from Indian grocery? Which brand u use?

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