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Homemade Thick Crust Veggie Pizza

I was having a pizza craving the other day and came up with this recipe.  I made the dough and then let my kids top their own.  I try to get my kids involved in the kitchen, when I can.  I've noticed that they are much more likely to like eating something when they have had a hand in making it.  So, not only were these good to eat, but we had good fun making them!

The Dough

1 1/2 teaspoons evaporated cane sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour

1.  Dissolve the sugar in the warm water.  Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
2.  Mix in the remaining ingredients and knead until the dough forms, usually 8-10 minutes.
3.  Cover and allow it to rise for about 1 1/2 hours.
4.  Using a rolling pin or using your hands on a well floured surface, form your pizzas.
5.  Bake in a preheated 500 degree F oven for 5 minutes.

The Pizza

Brussels sprouts, cut in halves
tomatoes, diced
black olives, sliced
red onion, sliced
mushrooms, sliced
broccoli, chopped
soy 'mozzarella'
1 can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon evaporated cane sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons olive oil

1.  In a small pot, heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over medium high heat.  Add garlic and saute until golden.
2.  Add the can of diced tomatoes and the sugar and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes.  
3.  Using a hand blender, puree the sauce until smooth.  Set aside.
4.  In a large saute pan, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium high heat.
5.  Add onions and saute until they start to become translucent about 5 minutes.  Add broccoli, Brussels sprouts and mushrooms and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the veggies are al dente.
6.  Top each pizza with sauce, soy 'cheese' and the veggie toppings of your choice.
7.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 18-20 minutes.



aimee said…
So pretty, I love it!
We love making little pizzas with the kids! So cute!!!

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