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Veggie Pizza

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While I call this a veggie pizza, the truth is you can add any meat or fish that you desire, but then it's not veggie. I never have time to make a real pizza crust, so I buy that. I make the pizza differently every time using a variety of spices and vegetables. Experiment on your own.

1 home made or store bought pizza crust*
2 tablespoon (enough to coat) Extra virgin olive oil. (or a lesser grade if you have lower moral standards)
6 oz can Tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Dill weed
1/2 teaspoon Basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
to taste Other spices to your taste. To add variety, I've used dry mustard, rosemary, mint, crushed red pepper, cilantro, sage, various seeds, or other spices I'm trying to use up.
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/2 cup Chedder cheese (optional)
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
to taste Any other cheese you prefer
1/2 small onion
1/2 bell pepper
2 to 4 medium size mushrooms
1 or 2 tomato
1 to 2 cups chopped spinach
to taste Any other vegetables or toppings you wish. I've used broccoli, cauliflower, sliced potatoes, asparagus, chopped garlic, cucumber, kohlrabi, radish, parsley, cilantro, tofu. I've used a variety of veggies before.
1/2 cup Morningstar Farms ® Burger Style Recipe Crumbles tm.
to taste Or substitute real meat: beef, ham, chicken, fish, shrimp, other for a non-veggie pizza.

  1. Coat the top of the pizza crust with the olive oil. I use a Misto sprayer.
  2. Spread the tomato paste evenly over the crust.
  3. Sprinkle the spices evenly over the crust.
  4. Sprinkle 3/4 of the cheese over the pizza crust.
  5. Slice or chop the vegetables and arrange over the cheese.
  6. Separate the rings of the onion slices and spread.
  7. Add the meat or meat substitute.
  8. Add the remaining cheese.
  9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees f. Bake 15 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool before eating to avoid mouth injury.

* I once used Mama Mary's ® Cholestrerol free frozen 12 inch pizza crust (2 in a package) but haven't seen it in years.
I now use Boboli Italian Pizza Crust. The two pack includes sauce.
You can make one from scratch, but then it isn't simple.
I've tried the roll-out your own types, but didn't like the result.

This page last updated: Saturday, 06-Jul-2013 02:07:21 EDT
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