This Quick and Easy Vegetable Pizza is as quick and easy as it sounds. It’s full of hearty vegetables that will help keep you satiated, and will add a dose of vitamins and minerals to your next meal. Did anyone say movie night? Cuddle up, and get ready to enjoy the easiest pizza ever!
The greens in this recipe are full of vitamin A, vitamin K, manganese, folate, and other essential vitamins and minerals. Greens like kale can also provide an excellent source of vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting and folate, which helps with brain function. Garlic is an anti-inflammatory ingredient. When our bodies suffer from chronic inflammation, it can lead to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, digestive diseases, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases. Anti-inflammatory foods, like garlic, may help alleviate these conditions.
To prep this pizza, start by preheating the oven to 500F. While you wait on the oven, chop up your garlic and leafy greens into smaller pieces. Sauté the garlic in olive oil for 1-2 minutes, then add the greens. Sauté for another couple of minutes and set aside. Trader Joe’s has already-prepared flatbreads that are super simple to buy or if you are feeling up to it, you can make flatbreads from scratch using our recipe. Place 2 flatbreads on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Add the tomato sauce to each flatbread, then layer on the ricotta and greens evenly over them. And for the grand finale, top with mozzarella. Bake the pizzas for 7-8 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle each one with garlic and fresh red pepper flakes to taste!
Pizza is such a fun way to incorporate veggies into meals. Try out peppers, mushrooms, pineapple..you name it! What veggies do you like on your pizza? Let us know in the comments below! xo
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 cups leafy greens (kale, spinach, or chard)
- 2 flatbreads
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons ricotta
- 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced in rounds
Preheat the oven to 500F.
In a pan, heat the olive oil and add the garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, and then add the greens.
Sauté for another couple of minutes and set aside.
On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, add the flatbreads, and layer with tomato sauce and ricotta.
Add the greens, top with mozzarella, and bake for 7-8 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!
If you're feeling ambitious, here is how you can make our flatbread recipe from scratch!