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Thin Crust Cheese and Veggie Pizza Recipe

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With the holidays right around the corner and my brand new baby due any moment now, I am trying my best to get mentally prepared for the craziness that is about to ensue. I already have friends and family members asking what Chris and I will be doing for the holidays. If it were up to me, I would want to just hide from it all! Knowing this isn’t fair for Aidan, or Chris, I’m going to have to suck it up and put on my hosting face! I already know that I want to make smaller, easy to make foods to serve to our holiday guests. Having an ex-sous chef as a husband is super helpful in this respect. He has so many great recipes up his sleeve, one of my favorite being a yummy thin crust pizza loaded with cheeses and fresh veggies. It is a family favorite that we enjoy as an appetizer or a full meal.

When I make my thin crust pizza, I always use the freshest of ingredients. It is important to me to feed my friends and family real, fresh-tasting ingredients like fresh peppers, onions and delicious Sargento Shredded Natural Cheese. Sargento is always my go-to cheese because of quality and flavor. You can really tell the quality of cheese by how it melts, and Sargento Cheeses always melt perfectly on my pizza. For this recipe, I used Sargento Off The Block Mozzarella, Traditional Cut, and Sargento Artesian Blends Parmesan.

Thin Crust Cheese and Veggie Pizza Recipe

Thin Crust Cheese and Veggie Pizza Recipe


Recipe TypeAppetizer or Dinner

Cuisine: American

Author: Mary Fine

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 4

This thin crust veggie pizza is the perfect appetizer before a big meal or a great dinner when cut into larger slices


  • 1 package of prepared pizza dough
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 can pitted black olives, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups Sargento Mozzarella
  • 1 cup Sargento Artisan Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp minced garlic


  1. Par-bake prepared pizza dough (per instructions on package)
  2. Chop onion and pepper
  3. Remove par-baked pizza dough and spread with oil and minced garlic mixture
  4. Cover dough with fresh spinach first, then add mushrooms and top with 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  5. Spread onions, peppers and olives over pizza and top with remaining mozzarella
  6. Add 1/2 cup of artisan Parmesan
  7. Cook until crust is browned and cheese is melted.
  8. For a crispy bottom, remove from baking sheet and cook for a few minutes directly on the rack.
  9. Cut the pizza in small squares or large squares, depending on if appetizer or meal.
  10. Top with remaining artisan Parmesan


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What is your favorite kind of pizza?

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