This Veggie Pizza is fast becoming a favorite around our house. We made two of these and took them over to a friend's house when the girl friends all got together to play pinochle. They raved about it. This pizza is also making an appearance once again on our February Meal Plan.
2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup hot water
Combine dry ingredients, work in water to form a dough ball. Add more water or flour until dough is workable. Allow to rest 10 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll out two pizza crusts.
2 cups chopped vegetables (peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, onions, carrots, celery)
1 Tbs. oil
1 tsp. dried basil, divided
1 Roma tomato diced
1/4 cup sliced black olives
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 Tbs. Ranch salad dressing
In a medium pan over medium heat, heat oil and saute chopped vegetables with 1/2 tsp. basil until tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Brush 2 Tbs. salad dressing on each pizza crust.
Sprinkle each crust with 1 cup of grated cheese.
Divide vegetables and spread evenly over cheese.
Top with tomatoes and olives.
Sprinkle with remaining basil. Bake in a preheated 425° oven 14 to 16 minutes.
Makes 8 servings
You know those big veggie trays I buy at Fred Meyer from time to time? I used some of the veggies in one of those I got on markdown for $3.99 and some onion. I chopped up the broccoli, a couple of the mini peppers, a big handful of carrots, the celery and half an onion I had in my crisper drawer. I still had a bunch of veggies left in that tray for snacks and adding to salads. In my opinion those trays are a bargain, even at full price. But you can use whatever vegetables you want.
|I frequently snap these up when they are marked down to $3.99|
Still fresh and they last at least a week
Here is the breakdown:
Pizza dough - 45¢
Vegetables - $1.15
Cheese - $1.10
Tomato - 20¢
Olives - 25¢
Salad dressing - 20¢
Total = $3.35
I don't know where you can buy delicious two pizzas like this for less. And it makes a lot of pizza! I can also throw together a little Caesar salad to go with it and still come in under $5!
Good, healthy food doesn't really have to cost a lot.
There was more than enough here for four people or in our case a mom and her two ravenous teenage girls. In fact everyone had seconds and I still had plenty left over for another meal.
In some cases costs are approximated. Groceries prices vary depending on where you live. I don't include condiments, oils, herbs and spices when I figure the cost of a meal as it would be incredibly tedious to do so. Plus condiments are subjective as each person uses more or less.