April 5, 2010

Veggie Pizza Pie - My Oh My

Recently I had a party at my house. You know, one of those come over to my house and buy things from my hostess and this catalog type parties. Unlike candles and jewelry, though, mine was focused on food things - cooking utensils, cookware, spices, etc. That meant that my guests (all 3 of them) got to feast on a meal basically prepared at my dining room table by the hostess using all of the things found in the catalog and which, of course, you could buy.

I am a sucker. I want to buy everything.

Anyway, the meal was a vegetable pizza that was so yummy, so light and so incredibly easy to make, that I thought I would share it with you.

Sadly there are no pictures.

For ingredients you will need:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package refrigerated pizza crust
2 garlic cloves*
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 small onion
1 medium zucchini**
2 plum tomatoes***
1 cup fresh mushrooms

You also need an oven preheated to 400 degrees.

Start by putting the crust on your choice of pan. Of course, since this was a demonstration, we used the special pizza stone or whatever. Thus, we didn't need to spray or oil it. If you don't have one, and need to oil your pan, use 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.

Spread the pizza crust on the pan. Spread the tablespoon of vegetable oil over the crust. Press two garlic cloves and spread that over the crust.

Combine the 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese into a bowl. Spread half of the cheese mixture on to the crust, over the garlic. Pop the pizza in the oven for about 6 minutes.

Six minutes later, put the onion, zucchini, tomatoes and mushrooms on the top of the pizza. Sprinkle with the remainder of cheese mixture.

Now go back to the refrigerator and get more cheese. More cheese will be needed. More cheese makes everything okay.

Bake for another 12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.


And if you are like my husband, yes you can remove all of the vegetables and just eat pizza crust with garlic and cheese on it.

Actually, I imagine you could substitute various different vegetables on here. I might have to try that some day.

Now go have a relatively healthy pizza party!

You deserve it.

*No, I did not know that there were more than one clove in a bulb of garlic. Yes, I bought two bulbs of garlic. That is a LOT of garlic.

**No, I never purchased a zucchini before. Yes, I thought it looked like a cucumber. Of course there was a mini argument between me and my husband during the party as to whether he needed to go "RIGHT NOW to get a REAL zucchini." Luckily, mine was good enough.

***No, I don't know what plum tomatoes are. Yes, I deduced they need to be kind of longer so they could be cut in perfect little circles and not big quarter pieces like I normally do with my tomatoes. Also, I usually don't spell that with an "e".


j'lynn said...

I thought about this "party" yesterday and wondered if it was too late to order what I wanted. Dang it to hell! I'm running so far behind Dani...my bad! :(

Dewey said...

I see m&m's in your ingredients..interesting!

*~Dani~* said...

Dewey - M&Ms go with everything. Just ask B!