This Rainbow Vegetable Pizza is not only beautiful to look at, it’s also super delicious and loaded with tons of healthy vegetables! You can use whatever veggies you like, this one is made with tomato, orange bell pepper, corn, broccoli, kalamata olives and red onion. It’s fun to make with kids, and hopefully it will even convince them to try some new veggies!
I’ve had a picture of this Rainbow Vegetable Pizza in my head for a while, and after finally getting around to making it, I was not disappointed! Now that it’s officially May, I feel like it’s time to really focus on summer recipes, and this Rainbow Veggie Pizza is the perfect way to use all that gorgeous produce from your garden.
Why You’ll Love This Rainbow Veggie Pizza!
- It’s bright and colorful. I don’t know about you, but eating color foods makes me really happy! This Rainbow Veggie Pizza is packed with 6 different types of vegetables and so pretty to look at.
- This pizza is a great way to pack in the vegetables. Pizza can sometimes be seen as junk food, but this rainbow vegetable pizza is far from unknown’s food!
- It’s perfect for summer. The official start of summer is just around the corner and if you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you can easily plant more of these veggies so you can enjoy this rainbow pizza all summer long!
Rainbow Vegetable Pizza Recipe Ingredients
- Pizza Dough – I love using the pre-made, refrigerated pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. It’s pretty affordable and the pizzas come out perfect every single time. I like to bake it at 500 degrees F until browned and this crust is perfectly chewy and crispy. You can also make your own pizza dough, or use a pre-cooked store-bought pizza crust, like Boboli.
- Marinara Sauce – Any kind of marinara, or red sauce will work. I was just at Trader Joe’s last week and picked up their fresh marinara sauce and it was good. You could also use pesto, or make this more of a white pizza and use Alfredo sauce.
- Mozzarella Cheese – I like to use shredded mozzarella for pizza, but any kind of cheese will work. You could use fresh mozzarella, parmesan, Monterey Jack or provolone. Vegan Cheese can easily be substituted for regular cheese.
- Oil Mixture – Since it is almost like we are roasting vegetables, by putting them on top of the pizza raw, I like to make a little mixture of olive oil, garlic powder, dried oregano and salt. I then brush that on top of all the vegetables and it helps them brown nicely in the oven. This is totally optional though!
- Vegetables – You will want about a total of about 4-5 cups of vegetables, depending on how heavy you wanna go on the veggies. Here are a few color ideas for you:
- Red – Tomato, red pepper, cooked beets
- Orange – Orange bell pepper, carrot, cooked butternut squash or sweet potato
- Yellow – Corn, yellow pepper, pineapple, yellow squash
- Green – Broccoli, green pepper, green onion, zucchini, jalapeño, spinach
- Blue, Indigo, Violet – Kalamata olives, purple onion, cooked purple potatoes, eggplant, purple cabbage, radicchio
How To Make The Best Vegetarian Supreme Pizza
- Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees F. Roll your pizza dough into into desired size and shape. For this pizza, I like to do an oval so I can but the pizza in a way where each piece has all the rainbow colors on it. You can make the pizza crust whatever thickness you prefer. I roll mine about 1/2 an inch thick.
- Prick pizza dough with a fork all over, to prevent bubbles from forming. Grease a large sheet pan, or pizza pan, and place pizza dough on top of the pan. Spread evenly with marinara sauce and top with shredded cheese.
- Cut all your vegetables into small pieces. You can make them whatever size you like, I prefer smaller, bite sized pieces. Figure out what kind of rainbow design you are going to do, and then place your vegetables onto of the pizza.
- Add olive oil, granulated garlic, oregano and salt to a small bowl. Mix it together well and then use a cooking brush, or spoon, to drizzle the oil mixture lightly over the vegetables.
- Place pizza in the oven and bake until edges are browned and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Let pizza cool for 5-10 minutes, cut and enjoy.
Pizza Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use gluten free crust? Yes, you can either make your own gluten free pizza crust, or buy a pre-made one.
- How can I make this pizza dairy free? Just use dairy free free!
- What kind of pizza crust should be used? I love the pre-made, refrigerated pizza dough that Trader Joe’s sells. It’s easy to use and always turns out great. You can use whatever kind of pizza crust you like for this recipe.
- What are other rainbow colored vegetables that can be used? I have a few other options that can be used listed above!
- Do the vegetables need to be cooked first? Most vegetables, like broccoli, tomato and bell pepper don’t need to be pre-cooked before putting them on the pizza. The only veggies I would recommend pre-cooking would be potatoes, or possible eggplant.
Have a question I didn’t answer? Ask me in the comment section below and I will get back to you ASAP!