Rustic Veggie Pizza Recipe

Even a hater of vegetables like the cartoon icon Popeye, would have loved this pizza that would make any mother trying to get veggies into the stomachs of her children beam with pride.

Tasty and healthy, the delectable elements of this recipe are: skillet-browned onion, peppers and zucchini melted in mozzarella and feta cheese. 


Add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper to vegetable mixture in skillet with tomatoes and olives.

After baking, place some fresh arugula on the top  and there you have a delicious pizza prepared in about 30 minutes.


3 tablespoons Italian Vinaigrette dressing made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

1 onion, cut into thin wedges

1 small yellow pepper, cut into strips

1 zucchini, cut in half, then sliced crosswise

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/3cup pitted kalamata olives, cut lengthwise in half

1 can  (11 ounces) refrigerated thin pizza crust

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

1 cup baby arugula


1. Heat oven to 425ºF.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon dressing in large skillet. Add onions; cook and stir on medium-high heat 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Add peppers and zucchini; cook and stir 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown and peppers are crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in tomatoes and olives.

3. Unroll pizza crust on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray; pat into 14x10-1/2-inch rectangle. Fold over edges of dough to form 1/2-inch-wide rim. Bake 5 minutes.

4. Brush with remaining dressing; top with vegetable mixture and cheeses.

5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges of crust are golden brown. Top with arugula and serve.


Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on March 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM