Quick & Healthy : Veggie Pizza !

It’s Sunday night, you’ve had a crazy Halloween week-end and you’re exhausted. You also need something healthy to balance out all the junk food, sweets and chocolate you’ve been eating. Don’t you worry, we’ve got just what you need! It’s easy to make, super quick, deliciously fresh and … it’s PIZZA! C’mon we know you want pizza!

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Ingredients for 2:

  • 1 & 1/2 Cup Flour. (Self raising or plain)
  • 1 cup Greek Yoghurt
  • Caramelised Onions / Onion Chutney (if you’re being lazy)
  • Spinach
  • Half a Butternut Squash
  • Goats Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Honey

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You only need two ingredients for the dough: Flour and yoghurt! Yes we’re serious. We decided to go half and half with  the two types of flour. It’s entirely up to you what you use, depending how thin you want your pizza to be. We recommend a little self raising as it helps the dough cook better.

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Mix the one and a half cup of flour with the cup of yoghurt into a big bowl. You might need a little extra flour to dust your surface when kneading the dough and if it’s still a little too wet and sticky to form a ball.

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You could start off with a spoon, but who are you kidding you’re going to have to get your hands messy! So make sure they’re all nice & clean and you’ve taken off any rings etc.

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Once the dough starts to take shape, you can take it out the bowl and finish kneading it onto a flat surface. Just dust a little flour and get going! If you’re sad that tomorrow is Monday feel free to take out that anger on the dough now!

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Now you can make the dough earlier like we did and keep it for up to two days in the fridge. But again, the fresher the better. We made it in the morning so we had it ready for the night time. We also divided the dough into smaller portions to make small, individual pizzas. Of course, if you can’t be bothered and just want to make one massive one go for it!

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If you’re having people over, smaller pizzas also means that everyone can join in and add on their own toppings. It’s fun for everyone and nobody can complain if they don’t like spinach! Now for the toppings and cooking of the pizza!

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It’s that time of the year where pumpkin is really REALLY successful, so surely you have some ready to use (Not the one you used for decoration, we know you’re hungry, but still!) We used a butternut squash because it’s smaller and easier to handle. Keep the seeds aside if you want to make yourself a healthy snack later on.

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Chop off the skin and cut up the squash into little dice. If you want to save time you can cook them in the microwave for about six minutes in a bowl with some water, which is what we did. We added a little extra step, by finishing off the cooking in some oil and chilli flakes.

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Whilst the pumpkin is cooking, it’s time to roll out the pizza dough. If you prepared it in advance, take it out the fridge 5-10 minutes before and leave at room temperature.

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Whether it’s one big pizza or individual ones, it’s good to pre cook the dough a little on it’s own. Just drizzle some olive oil on top and bake at 180 until a slight golden colour starts to appear. It avoids the bottom being soggy, and the other ingredients don’t need much time in the oven at all.

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Roughly chop the goats cheese and spinach while the dough is in the oven. If you’re really hungry and being a little naughty you could fry up some bacon too and add it on ..

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Once the dough looks a little golden, add your onion chutney as a base, the spinach, goats cheese and pumpkin to it and place in the oven. You can add a little honey on top, because it goes so well with the cheese.

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Place in the oven for the cheese to melt and get golden! It should only take about 10 minutes, depending on how golden you like your dough. You can also use the grill function of the oven, if you like the cheese to get a little crispy!

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That’s it you’re done. It’s all fresh and ready to enjoy. The slight kick of the pumpkin, combined with the sweetness of the added honey and the creaminess of the cheese all combine so well! The taste is so delicious you’ll almost forget about work tomorrow.

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If you want to be really healthy you can serve it with a side of salad, but who are you kidding, there’s enough spinach on there anyway!

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We hope you enjoy this recipe & remember to let us know if you give it a try. Don’t hesitate to change up the toppings and share with us your favourite combo!

Love,

N & L

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