• Roasted Fall Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza

    September 26, 2008

    I’m loving all things fall! 🙂 I’m fully embracing the season, and tonight’s dinner demonstrated it well. This recipe is soon to become a fall favorite in our household!

    Roasted Fall Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza
    From Martha Stewart


    Serves 4

    • Olive oil, for baking sheet and drizzling
    • Flour, for dusting surface
    • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, fresh, or thawed if frozen
    • 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
    • 6 cups (about 1/2 recipe) Roasted Fall Vegetables, drained and coarsely cut*
    • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
    • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves (optional)
    • Coarse salt and ground pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Brush a large baking sheet (preferably rimless) with oil, or line with parchment paper, if desired, for easy cleanup.
    2. On a lightly floured surface, roll and stretch dough into a 12-by-16-inch oval (or as large as will fit on baking sheet); transfer to sheet.
    3. Sprinkle dough with half the mozzarella. Scatter vegetables on top, and dollop with ricotta; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and, if using, rosemary. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Bake until bubbling and golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve.
    * Instead of butternut squash, I used sweet potato.

    For the pizza crust, we used a Fabulous Flats Stone-Baked Pizza Crust. Fabulous Flats is the same company that makes the Tandoori Naan that I raved about when I made Balsamic Date Pizza a few months ago.

    The Fabulous Flat pizza crusts are made with all-natural (no additives or preservatives) ingredients, and the taste is phenomenal. The crusts taste like authentic stone-baked pizza with lots of flavor and texture, just like you would buy from a really amazing pizza shop.

    My favorite part about these pizza crusts is that there is minimal effort involved in preparing them. All you have to do is remove the crust from the package and top it with your favorite ingredients. It’s so easy– and there’s no awkward, sticky dough rolling.

    My first piece of pizza…

    and my second piece…

    I loooovvvvveed the slightly golden ricotta on top of the pizza! It definitely added a little extra something to the meal!

    P.S. Wendy, thank you for sending this recipe my way! It was delicious!!! 🙂

    Dinner was filling, but, of course, I still had room for dessert: a handful of peanut butter and chocolate chips. I’m so predictable! 🙂

    A magazine marathon is next on tonight’s agenda. I’m planning to relax in bed with my stack of magazines before drifting off into a long, deep sleep. Let’s hope my internal clock doesn’t wake me up at 7:00 am like it usually does on the weekends. So annoying!

    Happy weekend, guys! 🙂

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    { 7 comments… read them below or add one }

    Meg September 26, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I used ricotta tonight in my recipe too! The pizza looks delicious and I love that the crust is all natural!


    VeggieGirl September 26, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Pizza + peanut butter & chocolate chips + magazine marathon = perfect Friday evening!! 😀


    Meghann September 26, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    What a great pizza! I will have to try this in the near future 🙂


    Laura September 26, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    The pizza looks delicious! I’m going to have to look for that crust.

    I have a stack of magazines on my night stand waiting for me too. 🙂


    Wendy September 26, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    I am glad that you liked the recipe 🙂 By the way I love the picture you took of it! They should use your picture on the recipe instead. My husband and I agreed that it was very filling with all the vegetables on top. I think we will still manage to have room to share a candy apple tonight though in keeping with the fall theme 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!


    Andrea (Off Her Cork) September 27, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Oooo that pizza does sound good and a great way to get in a serving of veggies too!


    Jon September 30, 2008 at 7:55 am

    You’ve been eating a ton of pizza lately it would seem.

    and this one looks like the best thus far.


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