Homemade pizza is a very, very special thing. One of my favorites is this Roasted Vegetable Pizza.Now you might be thinking…veggie pizza? BORING! Just throw veggies on, bam! Done! But no no no, that is not the same thing as this spectacular Roasted Vegetable Pizza. The key word here is ROASTED. The veggies go in the oven with a little oil, salt, and pepper until they start to brown up with brings out a little caramelization of their natural flavors and transforms them into little nuggets of vegetable GOLD. Completely different experience and well worth it!
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I am a pizza topping lover. The more, the better, so I pile them on!!! I am also a veggie lover. Roasting vegetables brings out a depth of flavor with a hint of sweetness that lets the vegetables shine through in a truly magical way. So. Good. My secret is adding roasted garlic cloves to the pizza which you seriously need to try. Learn how to make roasted garlic here!
Any combination of your favorite vegetables will work, and I often use whatever I have on hand. So there is a lot of flexibility here, but I ALWAYS will add that roasted garlic. Roast a few extra heads of garlic at a time and keep them on hand in the refrigerator. I promise they will not go to waste as you will use them on everything 🙂Making your own pizza elements is completely worth the time and effort! And it is really rather simple to make your own dough and sauce. Learn how to make this Oregano Garlic Pizza Dough here (no boring dough in this house!) which is enough for two thin crust 12″ pizzas like you see here, or one thick crust pizza. And, my favorite part, the sauce! Learn how to make this Red Wine and Oregano Pizza Sauce here because you will never want pizza sauce without wine in it ever again. This sauce recipe makes enough for three 12″ pizzas (freeze the extras for a fast dinner!).I make pizzas with a stone that goes in my oven and I use a handy pizza peel that you see in the pictures. (This pizza peel is pretty close to what I have, and this pizza peel is just GORGEOUS). I think it is worth it to have these gems because the stone makes my pizza crisp up beautifully and the peel makes it so easy to get the dough/pizza in and out of the oven. But you can also use a plain cookie sheet if you want.
You can easily add some of your favorite meat toppings here as well, but Roasted Vegetable Pizza truly lets the veggies shine! What are your favorite vegetable toppings?