Why not use cooler-weather vegetables like broccoli and arugula as an unconventional pizza topping? The arugula adds a slightly bitter, peppery taste--for a milder flavor, use spinach instead. Serve with wedges of fresh tomato tossed with vinegar, olive oil, basil and freshly ground pepper.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook broccoli and water in a large skillet over medium heat, covered, until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in arugula and cook, stirring, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Spread pesto evenly over the crust, top with the broccoli mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 14.9g 30% DV; carbohydrates 33.2g 11% DV; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 2g; fat 16.7g 26% DV; saturated fat 4.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 18.7mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 1554.8IU 31% DV; vitamin c 27.1mg 45% DV; folate 41.4mcg 10% DV; calcium 344mg 34% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 32.1mg 12% DV; potassium 241.8mg 7% DV; sodium 511.5mg 21% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV; added sugar 1g.

Reviews (35)

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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We use spinach instead of arugula but the end result is mouthwatering and the fresh dough makes the house smell fantastic. This is definitely being permanently added to out home menu. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2012
A New Go-To Meal Love this recipe because it is easy yummy and I am always looking for new ways to get more greens into our family's diet. I gave it four stars but I like to add some goat cheese which pushes it to five stars in my opinion. I always make the Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough also on this site. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
When I first saw this pizza I was a little skeptical. We're not really big on veggies in my family but we do love our pizza! I ended up using PIllsbury pizza dough since I couldn't find any whole wheat dough and used Basil Garlic Pesto for a little more flavor. It was a hit! We all loved it! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2012
Healthy Pizza! I really liked this recipe. Unfortunately my husband hates any veggie that's green so I had to make the pizza half this recipe and the other half his cheese/pepperoni. Geez - those fussy eaters! Thanks for sharing! Pros: Green! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2012
Green Pizza I used a single prepared pizza crust and spread the bottom with pesto sauce. To that I added some herb and garlic spaghetti sauce. I did add the broccoli and red onions that I had on hand and then sprinkled a little bit of garlic powder and topped it with parmesan cheese! Delicioso! Pros: It was easy to make! Cons: I only had broccoli on hand so I added red onions! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I loved this recipe! I agree that the fresh dough makes the house smell fantastic! I made this recipe as written and wow! I agree! One of the best pizzas I've ever had! And I made it!!! My husband who's a die-hard traditional pizza fan actually tried it and thought it was decent. And that means a lot from a guy who grew up in an Italian area where homemade pizzas were a stone's throw away!!! Permanent addition to our menu! THANKS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Husband loved it!! Husband is hard to please so the fact that he liked this says everything. Pros: Easy to make and tasted good Cons: can't think of any right now Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this using steam fresh broccoli and replaced the arugula with fresh sliced tomatos. With those changes there is no stove top cooking and it is really fast to make/clean up. It is a great way to enjoy getting a serving of vegetables. And I think next time I will use 1/2 or 3/4 lb of wheat pizza dough to make a thinner crust. Very tasty! I will certainly be making it again soon! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Ended up replacing arugula with Spinach and Green Onions with some pepper on top of the cheese. One of the best tasting pizzas I have had to date! Read More