Easy Vegetarian Pizza: Thing I Love Thursday

rachael ray pizza

Last night we made my most favorite pizza in the whole world. It’s so beautiful I just want to stare at it. In fact, Lydia named it the Pretty Princess Pizza. It’s a Rachael Ray recipe called The Only Pizza You’ll Ever Want Again. And it lives up to it’s name.

Rachael makes it with chicken but I think it’s better without. And she has some crazy chef-like instructions but I’ll give you the easy version…

pizza crust (I used a whole wheat Boboli because I was at Wal-Mart but a homemade one would be MUCH better.)
broccoli (slightly cooked & chopped into bite-sized pieces)
sun dried tomatoes (bite-sized pieces or strips)
ricotta cheese
garlic (1-2 cloves, chopped/minced and then cooked for a few minutes in a little bit of olive oil)
mozzarella cheese (shredded, about 1 cup)
fresh basil leaves (about 10-12)

1. Make or take crust out of package.
2. Layer garlic, broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes on crust  according to your liking.
3. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of ricotta cheese on one side of the pizza. Repeat about 4 times. (Think the 12, 3, 6, 9 positions on a clock.)
5. Cover with mozzarella cheese.
6. Bake according to crust’s instructions.
7. Tear basil and place on top after cooking.
8. EAT & LOVE.

easy pizza

Isn’t that beautiful? Oh yummy. Both my kids ate it up–including the basil and the sun-dried tomatoes! But the best part? My little pizza making helper—she picked the basil out of OUR GARDEN and carefully washed it and placed it on the pizza! How cute is she?

pizza recipe

linked to my bff Jill at Things I Love Thursday


  1. YUM. We love homemade pizza at our house! My husband’s favorite homemade veggie pizza has corn and fried eggplant. It sounds a little strange, but it is SO good.
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  2. Mmmmm. Love the ricotta cheese idea! I wish I grew my own basil. I make my own whole wheat pizza dough — easy schmeezy. 2 cups warm water, 1 heaping teaspoon yeast, 4+ cups whole wheat and white flours (mix according to your taste). And so on. Just three ingredients. My 9-month old loves to gnaw on the finished crust.
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  3. Looks yummy!! And yes, yes, very pretty too:) M&E won’t eat basil – too lettucey for them … I don’t think either one of them have figured out how to chew & swallow that for some reason;)
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  4. That IS a beautful pizza!!!!! YUM!! Totally gonna hafta make this!
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  5. That looks really yummy! I’ve started making homemade pizza occasionally, since my daughter likes to help with it. I’ll have to give this a try!
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  6. Yum! That looks delish! 😀 We love doing homemade pizza every Friday.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Ok that looks delicious. I made a homemade pizza margarita 2 nights ago and it was divine. This one is next on my list. BTW- bff 🙂

  8. Yum Yum! I’ve never done brocoli on a pizaa but why not?! I love that you admit that you bought the crust…I need that kind of permission!

    Visiting from TILT
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