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Phyllo Dough Pizza Recipe For Veggie Pizza

Updated on October 3, 2012
Quick and easy vegetable pizza makes a great snack or meal.
Quick and easy vegetable pizza makes a great snack or meal. | Source

Quick and Easy Recipe: Pizza Recipe for Vegetable Pizza

If you're looking for a quick and easy recipe for dinner, lunch or snacks, this pizza recipe for vegetable pizza will make your day!

I made up this recipe the other night when I was in a hurry to make something quick and easy for dinner but only had an assortment of vegetables on hand, frozen, fresh and canned.

I basically set out the ingredients I had on hand, thought about the combination and added them to a pizza dough portion I had thawed out in the fridge.

The thing about vegetable pizza is that you can make many combinations and have it taste great. It's all a matter of knowing what goes with what and jumping off from there to create your own quick and easy favorite.

Give this quick and easy recipe a try - my pizza recipe for vegetable pizza!

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Quick and Easy Recipe: Pizza Recipe for Vegetable Pizza

Makes 1 large pizza

* I use the largest pizza pan because it makes a bigger pizza so there are always leftovers and by stretching the dough out, we end up with a thinner crust pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • Pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Pesto sauce - few tablespoons fresh or prepared
  • 1 can Trader Joe's artichoke hearts rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup or so of Kalamata olives drained, cut in half
  • Trader Joe's grilled asparagus spears
  • 1/2-3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sliced mushrooms (I used Trader Joe's frozen)
  • Fresh spinach
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese if desired - 1/8 cup

METHOD

  1. If using homemade pizza crust, make sure pizza dough is thawed and is at room temperature for about an hour. 
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Spread dough on lightly greased pizza pan dusted with a wee bit of cornmeal.  I use 1 portion of pizza dough and stretch it to fit a very large pizza pan.  This gives you a delicious but thin pizza crust.  Just be mindful of it not cooking too quickly if you have made a thin crust.
  4. Use a couple tablespoons of pesto sauce to spread/smear on the pizza crust.  I added just enough to create a background flavor of garlic and basil.
  5. Sprinkle feta cheese over pizza crust.
  6. Using shears or cutting with a knife, chunk up the artichoke hearts and place on pizza crust.
  7. Next do the same with kalamata olives and mushrooms.
  8. Cut asparagus spears into smaller pieces and arrange between other vegetables and olives. 
  9. Sprinkle with grated fresh Parmesan if desired.
  10. Dot with spinach leaves - fresh or frozen thawed or thawing.
  11. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  12. Bake in oven for 15 minutes plus but check to make sure cheese is melting but not scorching.
  13. Let sit for 5 or so minutes, then slice and enjoy!
  14. This pizza was delicious with a light pinot gris!

Another Great Vegetable Pizza Recipe

Quick and Easy Recipe: Pizza Recipe for Vegetable Pizza

If you have the time to make your own dough, try my great recipe for pizza dough that I make in my KitchenAid mixer. I adapted it from the recipe in Cooking Light magazine so that I would not have to knead it by hand.

This recipe freezes fantastically. I spray freezer bags with cooking spray, then slip half of the recipe into the freezer bags. When I need a piece of dough, I just let it thaw in the refrigerator and then bring to room temp before using. This dough has fabulous flavor and is a great background for your pizzas.

You can also purchase bags of pizza dough at your local Trader Joe's or of course buy fresh or frozen doughs in many forms.

For something really unique, use phyllo dough for the crust. See my great recipe for phyllo dough pizza as well for ideas on toppings. You can use phyllo dough to improvise a crust for a round pizza as well. You just need to overlap layers of phyllo dough and trim to fit the pizza pan.  It makes for a deliciously light crust (in terms of taste and calories).

Let imagination be your guide when it comes to toppings for vegetable pizzas. You can also divide the dough into halves or thirds and make personal pizzas. These make great lunch or brunch treats or is a great way to please everyone in terms of the vegetables that you use on each one.

Pizza can be wonderfully creative project for people of all ages. See what great combos you can come up with. I usually look at the pizza recipes that are popular on the Internet every once in a while, note any favorites and then go on to make my own creations with ingredients I like best.

If you try to use mostly fresh ingredients or homemade ingredients, you can control the fat, sugar and sodium in your pizza and you can make your pizzas in less time than it takes to order them over the phone and have them delivered!

Hope you enjoy my quick and easy recipe for vegetable pizza.

Recipe for Homemade Pizza Dough

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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      5 years ago from Washington

      Efficent Admin--thanks for stopping in and enjoy~!

    • Efficient Admin profile image

      Efficient Admin 

      5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      WOW does this ever look good! I mean REALLY GOOD. I can't wait to try it, and I bet it's much healthier than the takeout pizza. Thanks for sharing, voted up.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Katrinasui - Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you do try it....it's easy and it's delish!

    • katrinasui profile image

      katrinasui 

      7 years ago

      I love pizza but i never try to make vegetable pizza. I think i should try this recipe.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Thank you James - nothing sexier than a guy who cooks!

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Nothing I love more than pizza! And I love vegetables. I am going to try your recipe. Thanks!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      You know, Katie - I've never made one or even had one....now you have me on the prowl.....Thanks for the read and the idea!

    • katiem2 profile image

      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      just dropped by to check out the greatest veggie pizza known to man. Makes me wonder, do you have a fruit pizza recipe, I've had them at parties and loved them yet never made one myself. Peace :)

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks so much for stopping by Raymond - I love making them on weekends too as less hassle, more time!

      HH - Thanks so much!!

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      As always a super recipe. Thank you.

    • Raymond Tremain profile image

      Raymond Tremain 

      7 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      As a vegitairan I have these most of the time during the weekends, much easier to cook up, thanks for the extra tips.

      God loves you

      ramon xo

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping in, msannec!

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      msannec 

      7 years ago from Mississippi (The Delta)

      Looks yummy!!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      I agree Steph - Thanks for stopping by and for the kind kudos.

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      We love making homemade pizza at our home - its one of the best ways to re-use leftovers! Veggie pizza sounds healthy and delicious. Great, useful hub!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      OMG Micky - you are too hilarious - that's why you go with lots and lots of veggies and THIN CRUST my man!

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Great hub! I love pizza but I can only eat it rarely. It makes my rear-end swell up.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Glad you liked it Katie - I just have started throwing things together to see if they work and thankfully, they do!

    • katiem2 profile image

      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Okay, now your talking my food! I'm a veggie lover and eat primarily nothing but, add a few fruits and grains. BUT veggie pizza and trader joes products, my favorite store, hands down loving this hub the most! Your quick and easy recipe for vegetable pizza is a keeper. Thanks, I'll put this on the menu for this week, the girls will be pleasantly surprised. :)

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Zim - That's hilarious!

      BJ - Whatever works....and there's at least ONE vegetable on there, BJ! Good for you, go girl!!

      Suziecat7 - I love anything with artichoke hearts and if I add those, I naturally go to kalamata olives and feta cheese. Me thinks I might be Greek under all this German and Danish skin!

    • suziecat7 profile image

      suziecat7 

      7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Oh - artichoke hearts - yum.

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      You already know, Audrey, that I am not a lover of vegetables but I do love pizza. So I planned to follow your lip-smacking, mouth-watering recipe but the only foods on your list of ingredients that I enjoy, besides the crust, are mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.

      So I phoned in my order for a cheese and mushroom pizza and it should arrive momentarily. Thank you for providing the impetus and whetting my appetite.

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      zimsabre 

      7 years ago

      Your welcome akirchner, the sad part is i have now read every one of your linked pizza idea's and contemplating putting an order through to dominoes!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Zimsabre - Isn't that just so? I get so hungry for desserts when I see folks' posts and I'm not even a dessert eater per se! Thanks for stopping by!

    • zimsabre profile image

      zimsabre 

      7 years ago

      Why do i get so hungry every time I browse hubpages? .. O I know its because of hubs like this!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Ken as always for stopping by - and we are partial to organic foods as well. Love making my own pizza as I don't feel quite so guilty for indulging then from time to time! It's a great way to control the amount of everything going into the pizza and I even got my mom hooked on my pizzas. Now that's saying something!

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      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      Well my dear you couldn't have picked a better meal to make. I love pizza and much prefer vegetable pizza over others. I basically eat Organic foods and this was a great hub for making one of my favorite snacks.

      Slaw...I will have to roll some dough and get cracking with the ingredients. There are so many types of veggies one can add. Loved the videos, everything mouth watering good. Great hub Rated UP for sure.

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