This delicious alternative to the traditional pizza uses cold weather veggies to make the perfect dinner that can be enjoyed with the kids or while watching Hockey Night in Canada!

128px_green pizza.pngTotal Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 servings


  • 1 pound prepared whole wheat pizza dough
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup water
  • 5 ounces arugula, any tough stems removed, chopped (based on preference and availability, feel free to substitute spinach)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground pepper
  • ½ cup prepared pesto


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about the size of the baking sheet
  • Transfer the dough to the baking sheet and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes, until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom
  • Meanwhile, cook broccoli and water in a large skillet over medium heat, covered, for about 3 minutes until the broccoli is crisp-tender
  • Stir in arugula (or spinach) until wilted (1-2 minutes), and season with salt and pepper
  • Spread pesto evenly over the crust, top with broccoli mixture and sprinkle with cheese
  • Bake again for about 8-10 minutes, until crispy and golden

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