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This veggie supreme pizza walks the line between indulgence and culinary restraint. It’s vibrant and satisfying, with tons of flavor and freshness.

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Why we love this recipe

Sometimes you want a pizza with toppings galore. With so many wonderful vegetables to choose from, it’s easy and delicious to keep it vegetarian. This veggie supreme pizza has lots of thinly sliced vegetables that cook up quickly and beautifully in the time it takes to bake your pie. It’s got:

  • Razor-thin slices of mushroom, green pepper, and red onion
  • Tiny broccoli florets that get a bit charred and crisp-tender
  • Black olives (for a classic supreme pizza vibe), if you’re into that sort of thing
  • So much flavor, with so little fuss

Please note: If you’re looking for the mushroom and asparagus pizza recipe that used to be posted at this URL, you can find it in the comments section below.

What you’ll need

Here’s a glance at the ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe.

ingredients in bowls
  • You can start with purchased pizza dough or make your own. I’ve linked my favorite recipe for New York-style crust below. This recipe works with any size and style of pizza you’d like to make.
  • You’ll make a nice, thick sauce by stirring together equal parts marinara and tomato paste. This gives you tons of flavor and no unwanted moisture.
  • A combination of shredded low-moisture mozzarella and good-quality grated parmesan provides a gently amplified version of that classic cheese pizza vibe. This combo is easy to work with as long as you don’t overdo it. Shred and grate the cheeses yourself to avoid additives that will prevent your pizza from tasting and behaving its best.
  • You’ll cut the broccoli into very small (1/4- to 1/2-inch) florets and toss them with olive oil and salt. This method allows them to get a bit charred and perfectly crisp-tender in the time it takes to cook the pizza, without having to parboil in advance. It also prevents the broccoli from weighing down your slice.
  • Cremini mushrooms (baby bellas) are low in moisture and high in flavor. My preferred method is to slice them razor-thin and use them raw. Thin slices cook nicely in the time it takes to bake the pizza. If you prefer thicker slices, sauté the mushrooms in advance.
  • Green pepper and red onion, sliced very thin, feel imperative on a supreme pizza, as do good old sliced black olives from a can, drained well. Of course, no topping is ever really imperative — so omit or swap as you see fit.
  • An equal mixture of cornmeal and semolina flour works beautifully to help your pizza slide onto and off of the peel.

How to make it

Here’s an overview of what you’ll do to make a fabulous veggie supreme pizza. You can see the steps in action in the video that accompanies this post, and get all the details in the recipe card below.

step by step
  1. Prep your work surface, stretch the dough, and spread on some sauce.
  2. Top with the cheeses, then the sliced vegetables.
  3. Toss the broccoli with the olive oil and salt, then add to the pizza.
  4. Bake until dough is cooked through, then slice and serve right away. That’s it!

Pizza protips

Here are a few secrets to success with homemade pizza.

  • You can use purchased or homemade pizza dough. Here’s my favorite recipe for New York-style crust. It makes two 14-inch pies or four 10-inch pies.
  • Use thick sauce. Mixing one part marinara with one part tomato paste creates a spreadable, rich-tasting sauce that won’t slosh around.
  • A combination of shredded low-moisture mozzarella and really good grated parmesan adds tons of flavor and classic cheesy vibes. If you’d like to work with fresh mozzarella, keep in mind that it adds a lot of moisture, and use it sparingly.
  • Top your pizzas judiciously. If you share my more-is-more inclinations, this can be harder than it sounds. But it’s important to exercise a bit of restraint to yield the best possible pizzas.
  • Transferring your pizza onto a peel and into the oven takes a bit of practice, and that’s okay. You can use a mixture of cornmeal and semolina flour or, if baking in a regular home oven, a piece of parchment. The process gets easier over time. I recommend this metal peel or this wooden one.
  • If using your oven, crank it up as high as it goes (typically 500-550°F), with a rack in the center. Consider investing in a pizza stone, which retains heat like a dream and helps you create crisp, tender crust.
  • If you’re looking for a countertop pizza oven, I recommend the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo. It’s pricey and takes up quite a bit of counter space, but it gets much hotter than a home oven and really enables you make pro-level pizza at home.

Expert tips and FAQs

Can I use other vegetables?

Sure thing. You can top a veggie supreme pizza with any vegetables that you like, as long as you’re thoughtful about it. Slice everything thin or cut it small, think about whether your veggies need to be cooked in advance, and keep the overall topping quantity about the same, and you’ll be fine.

Can I make this pizza vegan?

Easily. Simply swap in your favorite vegan cheeses for the dairy versions called for in the recipe. You don’t need to change anything else.

Can I make this recipe in advance? What about leftovers?

If making your own dough, you’ll need to start at least 24 hours in advance. You can prep the toppings up to about 24 hours in advance if you like. Assemble and bake the pizza right before serving.

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days. By far my favorite way to reheat and re-crisp pizza is in the toaster oven. You can use a regular oven if that’s what you’ve got.

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Veggie Supreme Pizza

By Carolyn Gratzer Cope
This veggie supreme pizza walks the line between indulgence and culinary restraint. It's vibrant and satisfying, with tons of flavor and freshness. Quantities listed here are for one 10-inch pie (which feeds one to two people). Double them for a large pie.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 10-inch pizza
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Ingredients 

  • 1 6- ounce 170-gram dough ball
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (33 grams) tomato paste
  • 2 ounces (57 grams) low-moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons (10 grams) grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 medium cremini mushrooms, sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 1 ounce (28 grams) green bell pepper, sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 1 ounce (28 grams) red onion, sliced 1/16-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons (16 grams) sliced black olives, drained and patted dry
  • 2 ounces (57 grams) broccoli, cut into 1/4-inch mini florets
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

For the work surface

  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) coarsely ground cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) semolina flour

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 550°F (or as high as it goes) with a rack in the center. If you have a pizza stone, preheat it on the center rack. (If not, you can use an overturned half sheet pan.)
  • Stir together the cornmeal and semolina flour. Distribute half of the mixture over your work surface.
  • Stretch the dough into a 10-inch round and place on prepared work surface.
  • Stir together the marinara sauce and tomato paste, then spread evenly over dough, leaving a border around the circumference.
  • Sprinkle on the mozzarella and then the parmesan in an even layer.
  • Distribute the sliced mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, and olives over the pizza.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the broccoli, olive oil, and salt until evenly coated. Distribute broccoli over pizza.
  • Sprinkle remaining cornmeal mixture over peel. Nudge peel under pizza and use it to transfer pizza to preheated stone.
  • Bake until dough is cooked through, about 6 to 10 minutes depending on your oven.
  • Slice and serve right away.

Notes

  1. You can start with purchased pizza dough or make your own. I've linked my favorite recipe for New York-style crust above. This recipe works with any size and style of pizza you'd like to make.
  2. You'll make a nice, thick sauce by stirring together equal parts marinara and tomato paste. This gives you tons of flavor and no unwanted moisture.
  3. A combination of shredded low-moisture mozzarella and good-quality grated parmesan provides a gently amplified version of that classic cheese pizza vibe. This combo is easy to work with as long as you don't overdo it. Shred and grate the cheeses yourself to avoid additives that will prevent your pizza from tasting and behaving its best. If it's important to you that this recipe be vegetarian, be sure to use a parmesan not made with animal rennet.
  4. Cremini mushrooms (baby bellas) are low in moisture and high in flavor. My preferred method is to slice them razor-thin and use them raw. Thin slices cook nicely in the time it takes to bake the pizza. If you prefer thicker slices, sauté the mushrooms in advance.
  5. Green pepper and red onion, sliced very thin, feel imperative on a supreme pizza, as do good old sliced black olives from a can, drained well. Of course, no topping is ever really imperative — so omit or swap as you see fit.
  6. You'll cut the broccoli into very small (1/4- to 1/2-inch) florets and toss them with olive oil and salt. This method allows them to get a bit charred and perfectly crisp-tender in the time it takes to cook the pizza, without having to parboil in advance. It also prevents the broccoli from weighing down your slice.
  7. An equal mixture of cornmeal and semolina flour works beautifully to help your pizza slide onto and off of the peel.
  8. If making your own dough, you'll need to start at least 24 hours in advance. You can prep the toppings up to about 24 hours in advance if you like. Assemble and bake the pizza right before serving.
  9. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days. By far my favorite way to reheat and re-crisp pizza is in the toaster oven. You can use a regular oven if that's what you've got.

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal, Carbohydrates: 81.9g, Protein: 20.5g, Fat: 15.5g, Fiber: 9.8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Pizza
Cuisine: American
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  1. This link used to give me a recipe for the asparagus mushroom pizza is there anyway I can get that recipe?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi, Jessica! Thanks for reaching out. Here’s the previous recipe.

      Ingredients

      2 tablespoons butter
      1 lb. cremini mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
      2 large garlic cloves, chopped
      Big pinch salt
      1/3 cup dry white wine
      ¼ cup heavy cream
      1 bunch thin-stemmed asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
      3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
      1 ball pizza dough (about 22 ounces)
      1 teaspoon olive oil
      4 ounces good Gruyere cheese, shredded
      ¼ cup grated pecorino romano
      ¼ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
      Plenty of freshly ground black pepper

      Instructions

      Preheat oven to 500°F with a rack in the center. If you have a pizza stone, preheat it on the center rack. (If not, you can use an overturned half sheet pan.)

      In a 12-inch nonstick frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms, garlic and salt and raise heat to high. Toss mushrooms to coat with butter. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until they are beginning to brown in spots and have significantly reduced in volume. Add wine and cook until all the liquid is gone. Stir in heavy cream, asparagus and tarragon, reduce the heat to simmer briskly, and cook for an addition couple of minutes, until the cream has thickened to coat the vegetables without dripping.

      Rub pizza dough with olive oil and divide into two equal portions. Stretch each portion into a 12-inch round. I like to place each round on a piece of parchment to make transfer to and from the oven much easier. Top each with half the vegetable mixture, half the gruyere and half the pecorino. Bake for about 1o minutes, until dough is crisp on the underside and cheese is bubbly. (I bake one pizza at a time, putting the second one in the oven as we sit down to eat the first.) Sprinkle with parsley and pepper. Cut into slices and serve.