This summer was our first attempt at a growing a garden. We picked out just a few plants and gave it our best try. We have had great success with zucchini and squash. Actually we have an over abundance of these wonderful summer vegetables. I needed to get creative when finding ways to get my family to eat them and be excited for dinner. I decided since everyone loves pizza that would be the perfect solution. We are trying to eat more veggies and less meat so we are starting vegetarian nights. I knew this pizza would be perfect for our new veggie menu. I grabbed a few essential ingredients and put together this delicious dinner.
As the veggies were cooking, I was preheating the pizza stone in the oven. Once the whole wheat dough was done rising, I took it out of the bowl and rolled it out on the counter. I used a really good jar of sauce for this weeknight recipe but you can use any tomato sauce you like. During this pandemic I have found myself keeping staples like good quality sauce and stock on hand. Once the stone was hot and the veggies were sautéed, I got to work on constructing our pizza. I put the dough on the stone and a few spoons of sauce. Next came mozzarella cheese. I always use a good one that doesn’t have any antibiotics in it. I layered on the veggies and topped it with feta and some fresh herbs from our garden. For this pizza I chose some basil and oregano. It went in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 425. This whole wheat summer veggie pizza was what dreams are made of!!! The flavor of the squash and the cheeses were amazing together. It was as if they were meant to be. The girls loved this pizza and it was a great way to get whole grains and veggies in for the day! We felt really proud to be eating food that we grew in our own garden!!!
Summer Veggie Pizza
Whole wheat pizza dough
1 small red onion chopped
1 green zucchini chopped
1 yellow squash chopped
1 bag mozzarella
Jar tomato sauce of choice ( I used Rao’s)
1/2 cup feta
Handful basil & oregano * you can use dry
Salt & Pepper to taste
Olive oil to sauté veggies
Preheat oven to 425 with pizza stone inside. Bring whole wheat dough to room temperature in a bowl. Chop veggies and sauté in olive oil with salt and pepper till soft and golden brown. Place rolled out dough on stone and cover with sauce. Next add mozzarella cheese. Top with veggies and feta. Next rip and add basil and oregano. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!