Garden Pizza has a delicious homemade pizza crust topped with fresh cut vegetables from the garden. A simple and colorful pizza that tastes great and helps you use up some of that bountiful harvest you’ve got growing.
There’s no better way to welcome the summer than with some delicious vine ripe squash and tomatoes on this easy homemade pizza. But don’t worry, if you don’t have a garden out back, you can always just stop in at the store and pick up some of your favorite vegetables!
Making This Garden Pizza
I’m using Jay’s pizza crust recipe because my family loves it. I use this recipe a lot on this site and make it often, it’s perfect for so many different recipes. While the recipe might take about an hour for all of the dough rising, it’s worth it because the end results are a delicious and fluffy pizza crust that even my picky kids enjoy!
What Vegetables Should I Use for This Garden Pizza?
You can use any veggies you want! For this pizza (shown) I used a mix of yellow squash, zucchini, and tomatoes. Some other favorite veggie toppings can include eggplant, bell pepper, and cauliflower- the sky is the limit. Just make sure that you have about 2-3 different veggies for variety but you can have more than that and adjust to your own tastes as needed.
What Kind Of Pizza Sauce Should I Use?
The recipe card below actually shares an alternative to pizza sauce that I love and think you may enjoy. It’s a seasoned olive oil and it works great with the juiciness of the veggies. If you don’t like it you can always try your own favorite red or white pizza sauces instead.
Garden Pizza Ingredients
For The Pizza Crust You’ll Need:
-3 1/2 cups Flour
-1 1/2 cups Warm Water
-2 tbsp Olive Oil
-2 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
-1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
-1 tsp Salt
For The Toppings You’ll Need:
-Mozzarella Cheese, or a Cheese Blend
-1/2 cup Mixed Garden Vegetables
How to Make Garden Pizza
Make Pizza crust according to the recipe card.
While the crust is rising, slice your vegetables and then roast any veggie that isn’t a tomato (they’re soft enough already).
Place your vegetables into a shallow baking dish with some olive oil and coarse salt on top. Broil for 10-12 minutes until some pieces turn light brown.
When the vegetables are done, turn the oven down to 400 degrees and remove veggies from oven.
Once the crust has risen, roll it out into a pizza shape that fits your pizza pan. When it reaches that size, sprinkle some cornmeal on your pizza stone or pan and then lay the crust on top. This prevents sticking. Bake your plain crust for 10 minutes.
After the Crust is complete, mix together 1-2 TBSP of olive oil, a dash of salt and a few dashes of Italian seasoning in a small bowl and brush over the crust in lieu of pizza sauce.
Layer your cheese on the crust and then add the roasted veggies and fresh tomato. Add another light layer of cheese over the top and bake for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees.
Cool, slice, and top with fresh basil if you have any.
- 3 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 1/2 cups Warm Water
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
- 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- Olive Oil
- Coarse Salt
- Mozzarella Cheese, or a Cheese Blend
- 1/2 cup Mixed Garden Vegetables
- Corn Meal
How to Make the Pizza Dough
- In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
- Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour. .
- Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza recipe.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
- Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes
Making the Garden Pizza
- While the crust is rising, slice your vegetables and roast any veggie that isn't a tomato.
- Place your vegetables in a shallow baking pan with some olive oil and coarse salt on top. Broil for 10-12 minutes until some pieces start turning light brown.
- When the vegetables are done, turn the oven down to 400 degrees.
- Once that crust has risen, roll it out into a pizza shape that fits your pizza pan. When it reaches that size, sprinkle some cornmeal on your pizza stone or pan and then lay the crust on top. This prevents sticking. Bake your plain crust for 10 minutes.
- After the Crust is complete, add your toppings. Mix together 1-2 TBSP of olive oil, a dash of salt and a few dashes of Italian seasoning in a small bowl and brush over the crust in lieu of pizza sauce.
- Layer your cheese and then add the roasted veggies and fresh tomato. Add another light layer of cheese over the top to hold the veggies down and bake for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees.
- Layer a bit of cheese, then add your vegetables, and end with another light layer of cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes on 400 degrees.
- Cool, slice, and top with fresh basil if you have any. Enjoy!
Why Do We Roast The Veggies?
The harder veggies like squash, eggplant, zucchini all need the extra time to pre-bake so that they are soft enough to eat when cooked on your pizza. It also helps to get a nicer flavor out of the veggies and remove some of that excess water that would otherwise make your pizza soggy.
How Do I Store Leftover Garden Pizza?
You can keep your cooled and baked slices inside of an airtight container, wrapped in plastic wrap or placed into a Ziploc style bag inside of your fridge for up to a few days. Eat cold or reheat depending on your preference.
Other Pizza Recipes To Try!
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Slow Cooker Pizza Soup
- Ranch Chicken Pizza
- Bacon Alfredo Pizza
- Chicken Pizza Foil Packets
- Pepperoni Pizza Dip
- Pizza Pinwheels
- Pizza Pasta Salad
- Glazed Strawberry Fruit Pizza
- Cookie Pizza
- Breakfast Pancake Pizzas
- Lemon Raspberry Fruit Pizza
If you love the taste of a homemade pizza and fresh garden vegetables then you’ll love this Garden Pizza with such great textures and flavors this vegetarian pizza will have you wishing you doubled the recipe.