'Ugly Tomato' Grandma Pizza Recipe and Lefotover Homemade Pizza Pockets

| 1/1/2021 2:51:00 PM

Homemade Grandma Pizza With Arugula

During summer, we all use up what we can grab from the garden before Old Man Winter sets in. Here's a way to use up garden veggies, especially those ugly and gnarly-shaped tomatoes, in the easiest homemade pizza you'll ever make. No kidding. I've made this dozens of times, and have used tomatoes, onions, peppers, spaghetti squash, zucchini, butternut squash, garlic, herbs, and more--all from the garden.

The trick is to quickly saute the vegetables so they don't get too soggy on the pizza. And this easy crust is so forgiving, even a new cook  practically can't go wrong.

Prepare the Toppings

UTP 1a

Whatever vegetables you want to put in, cut them up in bite-sized chunks and saute them in olive oil (just guess on the amount on oil). 


1/8/2021 9:18:39 AM

Hi Nebraska Dave, good to be back and thanks for your comments. I need to change my bio! I am no longer in Chicago. I'm in rural NC and wrote this piece in the fall, thus the opening part about getting from the garden. If you were getting anything from your garden right now you'd have to live in southern CA or FL!

1/6/2021 5:06:30 PM

Chuck, great to see you back blogging at GRIT. This recipe looks great. I'll have to give it a go and see. If I can do it anyone can. It's always good to find a new easy recipe. Pizzas are a great way to use those little bits of vegetables left over from other things. ***** I hope to see more of your culinary tips. ***** Have a great easy pizza Chicago day. ***** Nebraska Dave

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