An attempt at homemade veggie pizza

Lately, I’ve been seriously lacking in my vegetable consumption. Apparently, chocolate is just more attractive. So in an attempt to get more veggies in my diet, I decided to keep the kitchen adventures light this week with making my own pizza loaded with veggies. And the ingredients only cost me $10. Not bad.

Here’s how it turned out:


  • Trader Joes pizza dough
  • 1 small can of Hunt’s tomato sauce with Basil, Oregano and Garlic (client)
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced in quarters
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 1-2 tablespoon EVOO
  • 6-8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (whatever flavor you prefer)


Roll out and shape pizza dough on a stone or pizza tin (I use parchment paper on top to avoid the sticking). Add EVOO and spread evenly on dough. Spread tomato sauce evenly and add zucchini, onions and mushrooms. Add cheese between veggies or as a light layer on top of veggies. Bake at 450 or 500 degrees for 10 minutes or until crust is brown and cheese is bubbly.

Verdict: YUM. The dough turned out perfectly and was thin without being too crispy. I would definitely go lighter on the sauce next time so it doesn’t look as much like the veggies are drowning in it. Even though it’s low in calories, it wasn’t exactly what I expected. And, it masked the red onion taste which I was a little disappointed in too. But with the little cheese I sprinkled on, it definitely didn’t taste heavy, which is good.

What is your favorite kind of pizza to make?

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