Green Pizza with Broccoli, Pesto, Spinach and Goat Cheese


Maybe you don’t think of broccoli as a pizza topping. Maybe you should reconsider. This super-green pizza is an addicting way to eat your vegetables.

Pizza: Dough, smoked mozzarella, goat cheese, broccoli, pesto, spinach
Pizza: Dough, smoked mozzarella, goat cheese, broccoli, pesto, spinach


First, make a pesto. In a food processor, blend 3 cups of loosely packed basil leaves, 1/2 cup of walnuts, a couple of cloves of garlic, and 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese. As its whirling, drizzle in 1/4 cup of olive oil (or to taste). Make it into a nice paste, add salt and pepper and more olive oil if you’d like.

Make some blasted broccoli. In a bowl, toss broccoli florets with a little drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Broil the broccoli on a baking sheet until it starts to turn a little black and blasted.

Prepare your pizza dough. (Here’s a post on how we do it.)

First Layer: Pesto, Spinach, Smoked Mozz, Yellow Onions
First Layer: Pesto, Spinach, Smoked Mozz, Yellow Onions

Spread pesto on the pizza, then sprinkle on a bit of the mozzarella. Then put on a thick layer of spinach leaves. Sprinkle on the blasted broccoli. Intersperse hunks of goat cheese and slices of yellow or white onion. Sprinkle on a layer of finely chopped Italian parsley.

Green Pizza, Hot off the Stone
Green Pizza, Hot off the Stone

Slide onto a pizza stone and bake for 20 minutes at 450.

Have leftover pesto? Check back tomorrow for a pesto, eggplant sandwich on toasted ciabatta.

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6 thoughts on “Green Pizza with Broccoli, Pesto, Spinach and Goat Cheese”

  1. Made this last night—it was SUPER good. The first one turned into more of a calzone b/c a little of the dough was stuck on the peel and the transfer to the oven did not go well. The second one looked perfect. They both ate just fine! Everyone loved the broccoli.

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