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Recipe: Veggie Pizza


Day 4 of Pizza Week has arrived and this time, we’re going to try and be HEALTHY! I will say this right now, healthy doesn’t mean it has to taste horrible. Believe me, with the right amount of preparation, veggies can taste AMAZING.


  • Half of a Red Onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves of Garlic, diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 2 Artichoke Hearts, sliced
  • 1 Stalk of Celery, sliced
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese, crumbled or grated
  • Pizza dough (home-made or store-bought)
  • 1 Can of tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Saute pan
  • Pizza pan
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Pizza Cutter
  1. Preheat your oven to 450-degrees
  2. Set up your pizza dough and arrange it on the pizza pan
  3. Spread out the tomato sauce on the dough in a thin layer
  4. In the saute pan, melt the butter on med-high heat, and add in all the veggies, except the garlic
  5. Season them with salt and pepper. Saute until the veggies are soft and the onions are translucent
  6. Add the garlic and saute for 3 more minutes
  7. Kill the heat and add the veggies to the pizza dough and tomato sauce
  8. Cover the whole thing with the Parmesan Cheese
  9. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes
  10. Let cool for a couple of minutes when done. Divide and serve!

As I’ve said before, veggies are good and good for you. It’s all in how you prepare them. Many people will say that pizza is really bad for you, but I hope that this recipe will silence the critics and show just how good veggies (and pizza) can really be. Hope you guys enjoyed this one!


Author: NJ_Chef

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and aspiring food-writer. 28-year old chef, blogger, eSports fan, gamer, jack-of-all-trades and master of none.

2 thoughts on “Recipe: Veggie Pizza

  1. veggies are the bomb.