Broccoli Cheddar Pizza

This weekend included some pretty great things. Pizza (obviously).

Lots of time with this guy.

And this girl (even if she was asleep for a lot of it).

Yogurt! We don’t have a decent yogurt place in our town, which is fantastic and terrible at the same time.

Breakfast…made by my fabulous husband.

Wine and chocolate. Thank you, Trader Joe’s, for always having exceptionally good values on wine and chocolate to go with it.

This pizza is not particularly ground-breaking, but it’s a nice way to eat broccoli and have some not-typical-pizza-flavors. Be pretty liberal with the garlic and olive oil because it really helps out the flavor and texture under the cheese!


dough for 2 10″ pizzas
3-4 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 medium head broccoli, cut in florets
1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 red onion, cut into thin rings

Preheat oven to 500 F (with a pizza stone if you have one)

Steam the broccoli until crisp-tender (it should look bright green and still have a little bit of crunch).

Stretch out your dough and brush with 1 or 2 tbsp olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with minced garlic.

Top the oil-brushed crust with broccoli and a few red onion rings, then sprinkle with cheese.

Slide onto the pizza stone and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly, approximately 10 minutes.


6 Responses to “Broccoli Cheddar Pizza”

  1. 1 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles October 18, 2011 at 7:57 am

    This pizza looks great! I always find myself sticking to red sauce and basic toppings – I need to try something new.

    Your family is just precious – hope you have a great day! 🙂

  2. 2 Kate October 18, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Hmmm now I’m tempted to have my mom bring over some yogurt. It’s almost been a week since we’ve had any!

  3. 3 Beth October 18, 2011 at 10:08 am

    What a great pizza! It looks delicious, and I love your suggestion to use lots of garlic!

  4. 4 Joanne October 19, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Yay for awesome weekends! And for pizza…and for adorable baby girls! Really, I’m in love.

    And MEGA congrats on your race! You are truly BACK girl!

  5. 5 Beth October 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I love homemade pizza! Especially with broccoli on it. For lunch yesterday I just had a massive bowl of broccoli with cauliflower cheddar sauce. Broccoli and cheddar are pretty perfect pairing. We used to have the best yogurt place walking distance from my apartment in Boston. I’m almost glad there isn’t one near us now that I like. It was dangerous to be that close to it 🙂

  6. 6 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef October 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

    sounds really unique & appealing to me, but i think my husband would squash the idea of broccoli on pizza. 🙂 must make when he isn’t around.

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