Veggies Masquerading as Junk Food

28 Jul

Of course I should be writing the giant unit plan due in a week.  Or, more urgently, the paper due this afternoon.  But you know what would be significantly more funner? Posting yummy pictures and blabbing about good food.  Itsa deal.

Monday night I was coming home from class all why-do-I-have-to-miss-summer-because-I’m-sitting-in-class, and I really needed something warm, gooey and delicious to cheer me  up.  Plus, it had to be quick, easy and nearly dishless.  What is a girl to do? Love her some:

(Local & Fresh) Veggie Pizza

Delicious… made healthy (10 minutes prep – 30 til inhalation)

Ingredients

  • Half an onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced (or 2 tsp of the fakey stuff which is way easier to not have rot)
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced*
  • 1 small yellow squash, sliced*
  • [oh.excuse.me.the.dogs.are.barking.very.crazily.I.THINK.AN.ENDLESS.PACKAGE.JUST.ARRIVED] = it did!  details soon! promise!
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups (or half a package) baby spinach
  • 1/2 lb. fresh pizza sauce (if you’re not a lazy pants feel free to make your own – probably = about 1.5 c.)
  • 12 inch prepared pizza crust (again – with the lazy pants – these are located by the coffee shop @ the Perinton Wegmans – go figure)
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mozzeralla, sliced into about pea sized chunks (wif accidentally left them huge, which was delicious but ugly and kinda hard to chew – live and learn)
  • Crushed red pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Sauté the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes on medium heat while you slice and dice the other veggies.
  3. Throw the squash and zucchini into the delicious-smelling pan.  Cook until tender crisp, not quite see-through centers – about 8 minutes more?
  4. Spread sauce evenly over crust, layer on tons of  veggies in no particular order. Don’t forget the spinach.  I forgot the spinach and had to whip that bad boy out of the oven to throw it on – oopsies.
  5. Sprinkle with mozzerella and red pepper (if you like your life spicy like wif).
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
  7. Inhale. And if your hubby is a carnivorous veggie-hater, don’t even worry about sharing!

*Our Wegmans happened to have local summer squashes on the cheap.  It made my life.  They taste like heaven, in a healthy way!  Miraculous.

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