A lot of people consider pizza junk food.
And a lot of pizza is terribly bad for you.
But it’s also a food that most kids love. So, go ahead and give your kids pizza! Just make it healthier!
Pizza is a surprisingly good way to use up any vegetables you have on hand. We had some beets, peppers and onions from the farmer’s market that I wasn’t sure what to do with. So I roasted them in a little oil and voila, a perfect pizza topping.
Roasted Vegetable Pizza
2 cups mozzarella, grated
1/4 cup asiago, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
basil and oregano (fresh if you have it)
beets, peppers, onion (or whatever vegetables sound good to you!)
one batch of pizza dough
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop your veggies into bite-size pieces and toss with a little olive oil. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until tender and carmelized, stirring occasionally.
Form your pizza crust and brush with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic and herbs. Spread veggies over the crust and then top with cheese.
Return pizza to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese starts to brown.