The same night the kids were inspired to make “Merida” pizzas, Mom and Dad were inspired to do a more grown up pizza. I love making my own and experimenting with different ingredients. Dont get me wrong, sometimes I wish I hadn’t experimented and just ordered out.
However, this night’s pizza was a success. I hope you think so too.
Here is what I did:
First, I roasted some fresh broccoli florets.
At the same time, I also roasted some tomato slices.
Then, I took a whole wheat store bought pizza crust and lightly coated it with olive oil.
Topped it with some sauce.
Now comes the CHEEEEEESE!
Top it with the roasted tomato slices.
Then the broccoli.
Had some left over rotisserie chicken from the night before, so that went on there too!
Then as you can see, there isn’t quite enough cheese, so more had to go on.
Pop it in the oven for 10 minutes.
Until it looks like this…… BUT WAIT! There’s more!
I took 3 or 4 ( I can’t remember) fresh basil leaves and stacked them and rolled them.
Then Julienned them.
Sprinkled on top and VOILA!
Easy, HEALTHY Grown Up Pizza!
Recipe: Healthy Pizza
– 1 store bought whole wheat pizza crust
– 1 tblsp. olive oil, plus more for roasting
– 1/2 cup pizza sauce or homemade sauce (*see note)
– 2 tomatoes, sliced
– 1 cup fresh broccoli florets, broken in to small pieces
– 1/2 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
– 1 bag (2cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
– 3 or 4 fresh basil leaves
Arrange broccoli florets and tomato slices on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Salt and pepper.
Roast broccoli and tomato slices on 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Once finished roasting broccoli and tomatoes, adjust temperature on oven to 450 degrees.
To assemble pizza, first spread olive oil on crust. Then top with pizza sauce.
Top with enough cheese to cover crust well without mounding too much.
Then top with roasted broccoli and tomato slices. Next add the rotisserie chicken. Sprinkle chicken with just a little more mozzarella.
Adjust oven from 450 degrees down to 425 degrees.
Meanwhile, stack basil leaves on top of eachother and roll up. Cut thin strips in the basil also known as julienned slices.
Bake pizza on middle oven rack for 10 minutes or until crust is crispy and cheese has melted.
Remove pizza and sprinkle with basil.
*NOTE: Homemade pizza sauce is very easy to make. Just take a 14oz. can of tomato sauce, add dried herbs such as oregano, basil, thyme, a tablespoon of sugar and salt and pepper. Simmer in a saucepot for 20 minutes. You will have leftover sauce to use in other dishes as you like.