Cheesy vegetable pizza

Posted on July 23, 2009. Filed under: pizza | Tags: , |

A herb flavoured crust topped with sauteed vegetables and a cheese sauce.

Cooking Time : : 50 mins.
Preparation Time : : 15 mins.

Makes 2 pizzas.

1 recipe herb pizza base
1/2 recipe tomato sauce

For the vegetable topping
1/2 cup baby corn, sliced and blanched
1/2 cup carrots, diced and blanched
1/2 cup zucchini, dice and blanched (optional)
1/2 cup red peppers, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
salt to taste
pepper to taste
For the cheese sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup greated cheese
salt to taste
pepper to taste
Other ingredients
1/2 cup cooking cheese or mozzarella cheese, grated
oil or butter for greasing
For the vegetable topping
1. Heat the butter in a pan, add all the vegetables and saute for the for 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Season with salt and pepper and keep aside.
For the cheese sauce
1. Heat the butter in a pan. Add the flour and cook for 1 minutes.
2. Slowly add 1/2 cup of water, stirring continuously so that no lumps form.
3. Add the milk, cheese, salt and pepper and bring to boil.
4. Remove from the fire and keep aside.
How to proceed
1. Place one herb pizza base on a greased baking tray.
2. Spread half the cheese sauce on top of the base and then top with half the vegetables.
3. Spoon half the tomato sauce decoratively over the vegetables and then sprinkle 1/4 cup of grated cheese on top.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 20 minutes or till the base is evenly browned.
5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make another pizza.
6. Serve hot.
You can use any of your favourite vegetables in palce of the ones listed above.

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