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Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Pizza

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Pizza

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Pizza

Ingredients

Most couples plan a romantic date out the first time they hire a non-family babysitter, but my husband and I opted to visit Wegmans to shop for pizza ingredients. We sampled a couple of organic cheeses and landed on an aged cheddar cheese from Sonoma Creamery in California. When you purchase such a rich cheese you don’t want to take away its intensity by adding too many toppings so the combination of white pizza sauce, broccoli, and a dash of red pepper flakes was the perfect combination. After pre-baking the dough, the cheese melted nicely at 450 degrees for 8 minutes.

Four Cheese Pizza Recipe

Four Cheese Pizza

Four Cheese Pizza

Ingredients

  • BelGioioso Freshly Shredded Four Cheeses: Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and Provolone
  • Homemade pizza sause
  • Homemade pizza dough

It’s been almost two years since I made a four cheese pizza, and one year since I’ve eaten real dairy cheese. What a simple pizza recipe! The cheese combination was strong but tasty and went well with my homemade pizza sauce. I was so excited to eat my first real cheese pizza after a year without, that I only let the dough rise for 30 minutes when it really needs at least an hour. When it baked the crust didn’t get as fluffy as it usually does. Despite the slightly dry, flat crust it was a good pizza.

Vegan Veggie Pizza Recipe

Vegan Veggie Pizza

Vegan Veggie Pizza

Ingredients

  • Sweet red pepper (from the Ithaca Farmers’ Market)
  • Zucchini (from my mom’s garden)
  • Red onion
  • Teese Mozzarella Vegan Cheese
  • Go Veggie Grated Parmesan Cheese (Vegan)
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: Tonight’s pizza was an experiment on two fronts. First, it was my first time making pizza in a gas oven. And second, I used vegan cheese for the first time. I pre-baked the dough on a pizza stone for five minutes at 480 degrees. Then I topped the pizza with organic veggies and vegan cheese. I was worried the crust might get too crispy before the cheese could melt, but after ten minutes the crust was ready and the cheese was bubbling. My vegan veggie pizza was delicious. I am happy with my new gas oven and plan to experiment with some other vegan pizza recipes so check back soon!

Zucchini, Mushroom, Pepper, Spinach Pizza Recipe

Zucchini, Mushroom, Pepper, Spinach Pizza

Ingredients

  • Zucchini
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Baby bell peppers
  • Baby spinach
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: I made this pizza for my Aunt Bev when she was visiting from Australia. She wanted a healthy pizza and that’s just what she got. It was light, summery, and fresh.

Squash Parmesan Pizza

Squash Parmesan Pizza

Ingredients

  • Breaded yellow squash (egg, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper)
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: Throughout my pizza adventures I’ve tried chicken parmesan and eggplant parmesan as pizza toppings. I prepared this pizza the same way. First, I cut the squash into bite sized pieces. Next I dipped the pieces in an egg wash, then in bread crumbs mixed with parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. I then baked the squash until it became crispy on both sides. I pre-baked the dough, spread on a thin layer of pizza sauce, sprinkled on mozzarella cheese and added the squash parmesan.

 

Roasted Veggie Pizza Recipe

Roasted Veggie Pizza

Ingredients:

  • White pizza sauce with oregano
  • Roasted onion and zucchini
  • Homemade pizza dough

Note: I love cheese. It is usually my favorite ingredient on my pizzas. But, the toppings on this pizza were so fresh that it didn’t need cheese to taste great!

White Squash and Onion Pizza Recipe

White Squash and Onion Pizza

Ingredients:

Note:

Andrew bought this sauce a while ago and has been waiting patiently for me to use it on a pizza. It was delicious! It was light and flavorful and tasted delicious with the veggies and cheeses. I’ll definitely use it again on pizza.

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