Thin Crust Pizza with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Broccoli

I blame Charlie Brown.

All weekend long I listened to the Charlie Brown Christmas album while shopping for presents, wrapping presents and rewrapping presents. (don’t ask) But of course my undying devotion for the pizza pie paired with my weirdo cranial blob kept me from hearing the correct lyrics to the song and instead tortured my soul with the most severe and constant emotional cravings.

“Pizza time is here.
Veggies, cheese and cheer.
Fun for all the mouths that call
Their favorite slice of the year.”

I’d go on but I don’t want you to set yourself on fire.

Quickly adhering to Charlie Brown’s totally obvious subliminal message, I had to act fast. No time for dough to rise. No time to alert the officials. I needed a 12-inch cheese and roasted Christmas veggie disc making its way into my stomach cavity PRONTO.

I apologize for the usage of the word “cavity.”

Charlie Brown made me say it. And I’m not ABOUT to ruin his Christmas by not following orders.

Thin Crust Pizza with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Broccoli:

*This just in* Charlie Brown requests you make at least 6 of these Christmas pizzas before the 25th, or he might cry himself a river. Hey, don’t kill the messenger.

What it took for 2 12-inch pizzas:

* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 pre-made whole wheat thin pizza crusts (or this homemade dough)
* 10.5 oz cherry tomatoes
* 2 small heads of broccoli, cut into little florets
* 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
* 1 (8 oz) can pizza sauce
* 4 cups shredded mozzarella
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350.

Drizzle the oil over a shallow baking sheet. Toss the tomatoes, sliced mushrooms and broccoli florets on the sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast veggies until tomatoes start to soften and the veggies brown, 35 minutes.

Turn the oven up to 450.

Spoon the pizza sauce over each crust and top with roasted veggies. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese and bake 8 minutes, until brown and bubbly.


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37 Responses to Thin Crust Pizza with Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Broccoli

  1. DessertForTwo December 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm #
    Looks gorgeous, as always! So did you get a boy to eat this? I've never known a boy that would eat broccoli on pizza. I'm still looking for one, if ya know one ;) I make a similar pizza with pesto instead of red sauce, lots o' broccoli and fresh mozz. Love love love
    • carly {carlyklock} December 13, 2011 at 8:46 pm #
      Yeah my man would look at me with a blank stare and then ask where his dinner was. And then I'd eat this whole pizza myself. I WIN.
      • Erick June 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm #
        He doesn't know what is good.
    • nicole {sweet peony} December 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm #
      haha what is with guys and their 'no broccoli on pizza' silliness?! i happen to loooove it & this pizza looks amazing with the super thin crunchy crust! beauuutiful photos (duh)!
  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm #
    the only pizza I like eating is really!! thin and crispy....where the crust just POPS and snaps. Like a big rice krispy. lol I would devour this. With pineapple on top, too, b/c I adore it on pizza. And I saw the Weidner Marinade hit all the foodie sites...congrats :)
  3. Julie @ Table for Two December 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm #
    what is with you and making mouthwatering dishes that make me have to wipe drool off my keyboard?! just kidding. love you. and i'm in love with this pizza. saw it last night on your instagram and basically wanted to eat my phone. so making this sometime. thank youu!
  4. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm #
    I saw this on instagram and guess what I had a craving for ALL DAY LONG? Needless to say, we had pizza for dinner last night.
  5. EatLiveRun December 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm #
    Officially drooling. You bring the pizza, I bring the wine?
  6. Cassie December 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm #
    Thin and crispy is my favorite. I grabbed a frozen pizza at Trader Joe's this weekend that had broccoli and pesto on was AMAZING. This sounds like pizza perfection!
  7. Erin December 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm #
    That does look so good! I love a good thin crust pizza, because then I don't feel guilty when I eat the entire thing to myself O:-)
  8. Lauren December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm #
    Beautiful! I love loading my pizza with veggies!!
  9. Cookie and Kate December 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm #
    Yummm. I love that you piled on the veggies and still managed to get bubbly cheese. That's my favorite.
  10. Deborah December 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm #
    Thank you Charlie Brown!! I want a slice of this now!
  11. Lisa December 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm #
    You had me at weird cranial blob!!
  12. Katie December 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm #
    Broccoli on a pizza?! I like you so.
  13. Krissy @ Krissy's Creations December 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm #
    I've always loved the idea of Broccoli on pizza & your version looks amazing! Especially on the thin crust... mmmm!
  14. Lisa [With Style and Grace] December 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm #
    i really really want a slice, like right this second. can we have a pizza party, please? I know I talk like we're neighbors, but maybe someday we will be. maybe??
  15. Suzi December 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm #
    Funny story. I too made pizza over the weekend for the grandkids. Of course we did not put anything on there but cheese and sauce. The kids will eat broccoli but not on a pizza. Me however, would eat the whole pie. Looks wonderful
  16. Maria December 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm #
    My kind of pizza! It's thin crust, so I can eat the whole thing, right? :)
    • Bev Weidner December 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm #
      Well, I sure did so I hope it's OKAY!
  17. Deanna B. December 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm #
    Have you tried pizza with broccoli rabbe on it? Its kind of heaven on a pizza. This pizza looks amazing, and I'm willing to bet that its even better with a fried egg on top. I think almost everything is better with an egg on it. Its a problem that I'm unwilling to work on fixing.
    • Bev Weidner December 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm #
      I LOVE the idea of a fried egg on top. Runny yolk city...I can't even move.... And I need to try broccoli rabe on my pie next time!
  18. Jessica December 13, 2011 at 10:45 pm #
    All I need is this pizza and a glass, or bottle, of wine. YUM
  19. Alison @ ingredients, Inc. December 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm #
    great looking! Miss you my friend!
  20. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray December 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm #
    MMMM, I love broccoli on pizza!
  21. Marly December 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm #
    Super yum! I love broccoli on just about anything and it looks perfect on this pizza. I bet even Charlie Brown might cheer up a bit for this stuff!
  22. Sydney December 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm #
    What crust did you use? They look perfect, I'd love to find the same!
    • Bev Weidner December 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm #
      I can't remember the name! I think something like Mama Marys? It comes in whole wheat, which is rad. Any old crust will do, though!
  23. Aggie December 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm #
    I LOVE BROCCOLI on my pizza! It's my favorite!
  24. katy March 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm #
    i was wondering where you got these pizza crusts from or if you made them? they look great!


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