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Easy Winter Pizza
- 2 cups sweet potato, cubed (sub butternut or acorn squash)
- 2 cups broccoli, cut into small florets (sub broccolini or brussles sprouts)
- 1 cup onion, sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 rustic white FlatOut artisan thin pizza crusts
- 4 tablespoons marinara sauce (sub pizza sauce)
- 1/4-1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, optional
- 2-3 tablespoons pomegranates, optional
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts (sub pepitas)
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Toss your cubed sweet potato in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, add your chopped broccoli and onion to the baking tray along with 1/2 -1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake for another 10-12 minutes.
- Place your Flatout pizza crusts on a baking sheet and bake for 2 minutes without toppings (you can do this simultaneously while the veggies are baking.)
- After the pizza crust has baked for 2 minutes, take it out, and layer each crust with 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce. Then evenly divide your roasted sweet potato, broccoli, and onions over each crust. Top with parmesan cheese, and bake for a final 4-5 minutes.
- Take pizza out of the oven, top with fresh basil, pomegranates, pine nuts, and balsamic vinegar.
- EAT UP.
Y’all. Why do I get so lazy during the winter? I literally ordered a grocery delivery service the other day because I couldn’t make myself get in my car and drive to the store. Maybe I’m just a pansy to this winter thing, but I think that humans should be able to hibernate during winter, instead of running errands. So I decided that together we could conquer winter by basically never having to go outside. That’s why I created this easy winter pizza recipe with all the ingredients you probably already have in your fridge leftover from all those frickin’ holiday parties. I didn’t use any “foodie” ingredients – just the basic stuff that we all have during winter time (especially during the holidays).
I promise I didn’t secretly go to the store to prepare for this recipe. I actually used the things ALREADY in my fridge and pantry. These are also ingredients that I can promise that my mom and dad have lying around, as well as my sister and her husband. So that’s like a whopping 5 people to verify that these are normal people ingredients. haha. But really though, I know everyone has a random half eaten jar of pizza or marinara sauce lying around somewhere… and the other stuff like broccoli, sweet potato, and onions are pretty common too but also easily interchangeable with the stuff actually in your fridge.
And don’t get it twisted thinking that just because these ingredients are already in your fridge that they don’t taste good together. There are so many amazing layers of flavors on this thing! There is sweet from the potato and pomegranates, savory from the broccoli, onions, garlic, and tomato sauce, bitter from the balsamic vinegar, and cheesy deliciousness from the parmesan. So BOOM. It’s actual magic in your mouth.
The pizza crust I used is from FlatOut flatbread. They are these super thin, tortilla-like crusts that actually hold up to the amount of vegetables I piled onto this thing. Plus, I really like the fact that they are thin, because it leaves you with less carbs and more veggies on a pizza (which is obviously the health-ier option.) And during the holidays when I’m going to be eating cookies on the reg, I might as well balance that out with a healthy pizza.
The FlatOut pack comes with 6 super thin pizza crusts, so that’s like at least 3 days of eating pizza and not having to leave the house. So basically I’m in. And for all my gluten free homies out there, they do have a gluten free flatbread that you can buy. They also have tons of other exciting flavors like spicy Italian or rosemary and olive oil. But I wanted to stick with the rustic white, because the toppings are so dang exciting, we didn’t need a festive background.
So there you have it… permission from me to stay inside in your pjs all the day long with and stuff pizza in your face!