Broccoli Pizza

Pizza Friday Special – Broccoli Pizza

{Minor Spoiler}

As you know, we finally got to see Inside Out last weekend and of course, I recommend it. If you enjoy Disney/Pixar movies or just a great story, then Inside Out is for you. But be warned: If you’re going through an emotional time or if it’s your time of the month, it’s going to be an emotional roller coaster. After we got home, I researched the movie a bit more and apparently Pixar’s newest masterpiece has inspired a plethora of cooking options.

There’s one recipe, however, that is straight from the film and I’ve been thinking about ever since.
Take a look:

And to make it easier, I found this recipe on Catching up with Kate:

Here are the ingredients I found in the commissary:


Store-bought pizza dough (Again being lazy)
½ Can of Diced Tomatoes
1 Bag of Broccoli Florets
½ Garlic Clove, smashed and minced
½ Garlic Clove, thinly sliced
2 oz (4 tbsp) of Marinara Sauce
Flour (not pictured and they didn’t have Semolina)
¼ Lemon for Zest and Juice
Grated Mozzarella Cheese
Chili Powder (not pictured)
Parmesan Reggiano
Sea Salt (for taste)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (to taste)

*Note it doesn’t look like the picture


  1. Drain a ½ can of diced tomatoes, rinse it and mash it up with a knife.
  2. Season with sea salt and olive oil to taste.
  3. Add ½ garlic clove, smashed and minced.
    IMAG0250Slow-Cooked Broccoli
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan.
  5. Add garlic slices and cook until fragrant (about 20 seconds.)
  6. Add broccoli, a little chili powder, and enough olive oil to coat.
    WfM garlic broccoli
  7. Turn heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally until broccoli is cooked, but still has texture.
  8. Fold in lemon zest and season to taste with lemon juice and salt.
    WfM Lemon ZestIMAG0263Assembling Pizza
  9. Heat oven to 425˚F
  10. Arrange store-bought pizza dough on the pizza plate with generous dusting of flour.
    1. Or have your husband arrange dough.
      IMAG0264{a lot of my stuff is still at my parents house, note the wine bottle roller and disposable pie plate}
  11. Spread about 4 tablespoons of marinara over dough.
  12. Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese over the top to taste, then finish with broccoli combination.
    WfM broccheese
  13. Add tomato combination to the top with fork.
  14. Place in the oven on pizza plate.
    WfM IMAG0269
  15. Bake until the dough is cooked to your liking and the cheese is melted (I followed the directions on the store-bought pizza dough and added a few minutes to that.)
  16. Grate Parmesan reggiano cheese over the pizza.

Thank you for reading


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