Do you love BBQ Chicken Pizza? It was always my brothers first choice growing up, and I didn’t like it as much as a kid, but it is one of my favorites now! But sometimes I don’t have chicken, and I’m still craving BBQ Chicken Pizza!
So, when that happens then I make this easy homemade vegetarian pizza recipe for BBQ Veggie Pizza! This healthy BBQ pizza recipe is loaded with zucchini, yellow bell pepper, red onion, tomatoes and of course BBQ sauce and mozzarella. I top it with fresh parmesan and it’s an amazing healthy BBQ pizza!
Should I sauté onions before putting on pizza?
You can go either way! Many pizza recipes do not require you to cook your toppings before adding them. The toppings will cook as the pizza cooks. But, I like to sauté these veggies in this easy homemade vegetarian pizza recipe as it really gives them more depth of flavor. You can also skip this step if you prefer as well, and add them raw on top of the pizza with the tomatoes.
Should cheese be on top or bottom of pizza?
I think that cheese should be put on top of your sauce, with a small amount set aside. Add your toppings onto the cheese, and then sprinkle the top with that little bit of reserved cheese. This is how I make all my homemade pizzas.
How should I store pizza dough?
The recipe for my Thin Crust Pizza Dough makes two 8-inch pizza doughs. If you are only making one at a time, then you can store the other pizza dough in the fridge. You should cover this so it doesn’t dry out, you can do this either in the bowl and put a piece of plastic wrap over the top. Or you can also add it to a Tupperware.
Ingredients I used to make this BBQ Veggie Pizza
Organic BQQ Sauce
I use BBQ sauce in place of tomato sauce on this pizza. So, make sure you have a good organic BBQ sauce that you like. My favorite is the Organic Kinders Mild BBQ Sauce. But, if you like spicy or sweet or tangy, then go with what you like best.
I used organic zucchini, yellow pepper, red onion, and tomatoes. If you want to change up the veggies in this easy homemade vegetarian pizza recipe, you can use whatever you have on hand. Other veggies that would work great would be: mushrooms, yellow onion, red, orange, or green bell peppers, sweet mini peppers, yellow squash.
Organic Mozzarella Cheese
My favorite organic cheese is from Organic Valley. I buy the block of Organic Valley Mozzarella and grate it myself. Read my post on 5 Reasons to Grate Your Own Cheese to see why it’s better!
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
BBQ Veggie PizzaDifficulty: Intermediate
Try this BBQ Veggie Pizza for your next pizza night. This easy homemade vegetarian pizza recipe is a healthy take on BBQ Chicken Pizza. This BBQ Veggie Pizza makes an 8-inch pizza, which is perfect for sharing for two! You can double the topping ingredients and make two pizzas if you want more!
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
Half organic zucchini, sliced and cut in half
Half organic yellow bell pepper, sliced
2 slices organic red onion, cut in half
1/4 cup organic BBQ sauce
1 1/4 cups organic grated mozzarella
Half organic tomato, sliced and cut in half
- In a medium skillet, add the olive oil and zucchini, yellow peppers, and red onion. Sauté until the veggies are cooked, and the onions are translucent, about 2 to 4 minutes. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 550°F and place pizza stone inside. Or, alternatively line a baking sheet with parchment paper if not using pizza stone.
- Divide pizza dough into two portions. Reserve one portion in the fridge for later (or double toppings recipe above to make both now).
- On a floured surface, roll out or use your hands and stretch the pizza dough. Generously flour your pizza peel. Or alternatively, if using the baking sheet, grease the parchment paper very well with olive oil and a sprinkle of flour.
- Place pizza dough on pizza peel or baking sheet. Top with BBQ sauce going all the way to the edges (trust me here, as it bakes in!).
- Top with cheese, the sliced tomatoes, and the cooked veggies.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes. Top with fresh grated parmesan.
- Serve immediately.
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