Roasted Veggie Pizza drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette

The best of both worlds: Pizza and lots of yummy veggies!

Fresh, savory and tangy

Somehow pizza on Thursday nights makes the week feel shorter.  This Roasted Veggie Pizza is the best of both worlds: yummy pizza and lots of tasty vegetables!

Roasted asparagus, cremini mushrooms, red onions give it a savory rich flavor, classic fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce satisfy that pizza craving and topped with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper and fresh basil, there is just enough tanginess to make the combination insanely delicious!

Roasted vegetables can be made ahead at your convenience and then added to any pizza, made from scratch or store-bought, for a super quick and easy dinner.

I usually make 2 pizzas, one plain and one with all the veggies! My youngest son loved this one!

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Roasted Veggie Pizza drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe

I made the pizza crust using GFJules pizza crust mix.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.

Roasted Veggie Pizza with Balsamic Vinaigrette
 
Roasted vegetables can be made ahead and quickly added to any pizza, made from scratch or pre-made. A great way to up your vegetable servings, nutrients and flavor! Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.
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Recipe type: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Dinner, Veggies
Ingredients
  • Pizza Crust, already made or made according to package. This one is GF Jules pizza crust mix.
  • ½ 8oz package cremini mushrooms, sliced (Note: I usually bake the entire package and use the extra on a second pizza or enjoy the next day)
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • ½ bunch asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into thirds (Note: I usually bake the entire bunch and enjoy the rest the next day)
  • Olive oil for coating vegetables
  • Approximately ½ cup marinara sauce, store bought or homemade
  • Approximately 1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces
  • 1½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ tsp crushed red pepper (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, cut into pieces
  • kosher salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare pizza crust according to package, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°
  3. Toss mushrooms, onions, and asparagus in olive oil and lay in a single layer on prepared baking sheets. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until just crispy. (Note the asparagus may take longer depending on how thick they are). Remove from oven, set aside.
  4. Spread sauce over prepared pizza crust, leaving a ½-inch border.
  5. Top evenly with vegetables and mozzarella.
  6. Bake at 500° for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  7. Meanwhile, combine oil, vinegar, and pepper in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Drizzle over pizza.
  8. Sprinkle basil over the pizza, salt to taste and serve.

 

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