Summer Vegetable Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

Now THIS is a pizza that you won’t feel guilty about eating… for real!

Summer Vegetable Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

I absolutely LOVE any kind of pizza and have always considered it my ultimate comfort food.  Sometimes it’s awesome to be able to eat pizza without the guilt (or bloat) afterwards.

Chance

I recently found out that my boy, Chance, has a degenerative spinal condition called spinal myelopathy.  His back legs would just go out from under him spontaneously… then he started peeing on himself at night.  He’s the closest thing to a child that I have, so you know I’ve been a freakin’ wreck about it.  The good news is that it’s not painful at all, and they were able to give him meds for the pee pee accidents.  Something to do with losing sensation both in his legs and his bladder.

I know he’s getting old and has lived a long life for a boxer (he will be 12 next month!).  I know the day will come when a decision will have to be made so that he can maintain his doggy dignity.  But for now, he’s in no obvious pain and gets around fairly well for an old boy.  Yesterday I made him a big pot of beef liver, venison burger, brown rice, carrots, spinach and pumpkin purée that he’ll have for his meals the next few days.  I’d say he’s a lucky boy.

Summer Vegetable Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

And then I made myself this awesome Summer Vegetable Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust… ’cause I needed some comforting.  I used this Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe and added fresh summer vegetables.  You can add whatever you’d like.  I loved the combination of zucchini, mushrooms, onions and red bell pepper.  Oh, and lots of cheese.  Tweak it to whatever you’re in the mood for!

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Summer Vegetable Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust
 
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Serves: 4 slices
Ingredients
  • Cauliflower pizza crust (recipe here)
  • ½ cup pizza sauce (more or less, to taste)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (more or less, to taste)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced zucchini (about ½ of an average-sized zucchini)
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
Instructions
  1. Bake cauliflower pizza crust according to directions.
  2. While crust is baking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Sauté zucchini and mushrooms for 3 minutes or until slightly tender, set aside.
  3. Remove crust from oven and change oven setting to "broil".
  4. Spread sauce over the crust and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the crust. Top with zucchini, mushrooms, onions and red bell pepper. Return to oven and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Comments

  1. says

    My sweet boy Tate, a standard poodle, was 13 when he died. He live a happy healthy life right up to the end.
    And we were thankful that when his time came, he was home with us and we held him and told him we loved him and then he left us.
    My heart is still broken but I am glad that I can look back and see he had such a happy long life and that it was just the 3 of us when he left.. on his own terms.
    Now I am going to the store to get fixings for this pizza :)

    • Amy @ The Blond Cook says

      Hey Candice, thank you so much. They are like family for sure! Chance is doing good right now. I bet your Tate was a sweet boy and I know you miss him dearly.

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