Saturday, September 4, 2010

Just for the Insiders

Fresh from the Garden Veggie Pizza

Pizza Dough...refer to page 86 of my cookbook. I can tell you honestly that this pizza dough is truly one of the best I have ever had. I haven't had anyone try it and dislike it. You can check the comment on the section titled mmmmm... down below for a review of the crust. Thanks Stacey!!! The dough recipe makes two pizzas, but this recipe is only for one pizza, so either freeze ½ the dough for later or double the ingredients and split between two pizzas. If you freeze the dough and want to use it again later, get it out the night before you need it and put it in a greased bowl. Cover with greased saran wrap and put in the refrigerator. The next day, before you need it, get it out and let it continue rising on the counter until it is doubled in size. Finish dough as directed.)

Here is the recipe for the Fresh from the Garden Veggie Pizza:

1 T olive oil
1-2 tsp Italian seasoning (or to taste)
½-1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
½-¾ whole red onion, thinly sliced
½ - 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
1-2 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 ½ C grated mozzarella cheese
1 ½ C grated cheddar cheese
1 ½ C Dubliner cheese (this is found at Costco and it is AWESOME!!! You can use any of your favorite cheese in place of Dubliner…fontina, asiago, etc.)
1/3 C grated Parmesan cheese
1 T minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
½ tsp salt
Grated pepper to taste
Jalapenos (to taste…this is optional if you like a kick!!!)

Mix together the grated mozzarella, cheddar, and Dubliner cheese. With a basting brush, rub olive oil over crust of pizza. Sprinkle Italian seasoning all over crust. Sprinkle ½ of the cheese blend over the crust. Layer vegetables over the cheese, completely covering the pizza. Top vegetables with the rest of the cheese blend. Sprinkle minced garlic over the cheese. Sprinkle salt evenly over the pizza. Grate pepper to taste over everything. Add jalapenos if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

My baby and my 3-year old were devouring this today and I can't say I wasn't a bit proud of myself for getting them to eat all of these wonderful veggies!!!

Note: If there is anything you don't like on here (onions, peppers, etc., just leave them out.) Oh, and my family isn't really "in" to mushrooms, but they would be wonderful on the top as well!!!


  1. I can't wait to make this pizza! I have almost everything from my garden...just need one more thing! I do love your crust! I have made it before with other just plain old pepperoni and one of my favorites the BBQ chicken one from the book. I Love that one!!!! Anyway, great recipe! Thanks!

  2. I'm so glad you like it!!! I can't wait to hear your feedback on the Fresh from the Garden Pizza!!!

  3. I made it tonight and it was amazing!!! One of my favorites so far!! I had zucchini and squash on it and added tomatoes and red bell pepper from my garden! So fresh!!! AMAZING!!!!