Roasted Veggie Pizza

by Lana Stuart on December 7, 2012 · 8 comments

Roasted Veggie Pizza

Here we are. Right smack in the middle of the most wonderful time of the year! Also, the busiest. And the most stressful. And the time with the most tempting food choices to derail your diet. Ahhhh….Christmas.

Well, I have a new recipe for you today that will help keep you right on track. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s pretty healthful, too. It uses one of Pillsbury’s refrigerated pizza crusts for the quick and easy part. And it’s topped with roasted veggies to keep it healthful. It doesn’t get much easier than this for a fast Friday night dinner.

Pizza crust with ricotta mixture added

Just open and unroll your pizza crust onto a greased baking sheet. Mix together a little ricotta with an egg and a dash of salt and pepper. Slather the ricotta all over the pizza crust.

Veggies for Roasted Veggie Pizza

Put your choice of veggies on a second baking sheet. I used a box of grape tomatoes, some thinly sliced red onion, and green bell pepper. Choose whatever your family likes. You can switch out the green bell pepper for red or another kind of pepper altogether. Or add some thinly sliced zucchini. Whatever suits you. Drizzle the veggies with a little olive oil and a light sprinkle of salt. Mix it all up with your hands to get the olive oil distributed evenly.

Pop both baking sheets into your 350 degree preheated oven and cook for about 15 minutes or until the tomatoes start to burst open and slump a bit. Remove the veggies when that happens, but leave the crust in a bit longer if needed for additional browning.

Top finished pizza crust with spinach

Remove the crust from the oven and top with some fresh baby spinach.

Top finished pizza with roasted veggies

Add the roasted veggies on top of the spinach. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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Roasted Veggie Pizza

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Roasted Veggie Pizza

A classic pizza crust topped with ricotta and roasted vegetables. Quick and easy Friday night dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 pkg. grape tomatoes
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 tblsp. olive oil
  • 3 oz. baby spinach

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta, egg, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Spread the ricotta mixture onto the pizza crust which has been placed on a greased baking sheet.
  2. Place the tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper on a second baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Toss with hands so that all veggies are coated with olive oil. Place both baking sheets in a 350 preheated oven. Bake 15 minutes or until the tomatoes have begun to burst open and soften. Remove from oven but leave the crust in for 5 or more additional minutes if needed to achieve desired degree of browning.
  3. Top the crust with the baby spinach and roasted veggie mixture. Serve immediately.

Notes

The vegetables can be changed according to your family's preferences. Substitute red instead of green bell peppers, or use Cubanelle (a favorite of ours). Thinly sliced zucchini is a good choice as well.

Other toppings could be added as well. Black olives, Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes are all good choices.

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1 Clint December 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

It’s even Christmas-y in color – very nice!

I sometimes use hummus in place of sauce – that also would work nicely here.

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2 Lana December 8, 2012 at 7:25 am

I didn’t even realize that I’d made a Christmas-y pizza, but you’re right! Using hummus sounds interesting. Never thought of that.

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3 Clint December 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

To give credit where it’s due, I got the idea from a pizza chain I enjoy: Extreme Pizza. Their “Peace in the Middle East” pie has homemade hummus, tomatoes, olives, red onions, feta, mozzarella, fresh basil, pepperoncinis. AMAZING!!

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4 Barbara | Creative Culinary December 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I used one of their Artisan Whole Wheat crusts the other night when I made my most favorite pizza ever; goat cheese with mushrooms and sausage. It was fabulous!

This looks so simple; wish I had another of those crusts in the freezer now.

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5 Lana December 8, 2012 at 7:24 am

I really enjoy those crusts for times when I want pizza *now* and don’t have time for a homemade crust. Your goat cheese, mushroom, and sausage combination sounds fantastic!

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6 Drick December 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Lana, this looks outstanding! love how you cook the veggies a little first, I have not done that and it makes all the sense in the world… thanks, looking forward to this on a busy week night coming up

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7 Miss P December 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

This looks fabulous! I really like the addition of fresh spinach.

Miss P

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8 Angela December 9, 2012 at 11:11 am

So pretty!

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