Next time you’re in the mood for pizza, try this veggie version instead. It’s a great way to eat fresh vegetables in pizza form. Share a slice of Vibrant Veggie Pizza with someone you love!

Prep Time: 45 min

Total Time: (Refer to dough baking instructions)


For Pesto: 

  • 3-6 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup romano cheese
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup basil

Pizza Toppings: 

  • Ricotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet onion
  • Spinach
  • Red pepper flakes
Homemade Pesto Ingredients for Vibrant Veggie Pizza
Cheese and Tomatoes for Vibrant Veggie Pizza



Pesto: In a food processor, add basil leaves and garlic (measure with your heart, I use 6 cloves)! Add the jalapeno, toasted pine nuts, and romano cheese. Pulse ingredients with olive oil until smooth.

Caramelized Onions: Slice your sweet onion and place in a pan with some olive oil. Continuously stir them for roughly 30 minutes until they are soft and a brown, caramelized color.

Depending on your level of fancy, you can purchase pre-made dough from a grocery store or make your own at home! When you’re ready to assemble, add a layer of your favorite marinara sauce. Then the ricotta and veggies to your liking! Top your Vibrant Veggie Pizza with mozzarella and red pepper flakes and bake according to the dough’s directions.


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Recipe compliments of Home Chef Sarah Biddle and OPL Community Member

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