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30-Minute Fall Veggie Pizza

Dinner, Fall, Pizza

30-Minute Fall Veggie Pizza

Today I’m super excited because it is Pizza Day on A Cozy Kitchen. This 30-Minute Fall Veggie Pizza is perfect for a weeknight meal. I’ve never thought of homemade pizza as a quick and easy meal, but this recipe, with its easy and quick rise, has changed my mind!

Honeynut Squash

For this post, I teamed up with Fleischmann’s® Yeast using their RapidRise® Yeast. If you’ve never tried it, it’s pretty cool.

Mixing 30 Minute Pizza DoughWhat is RapidRise® Yeast?

Most yeast requires you to get it started in water. Most of my recipes have you dissolve it into lukewarm water or milk and wait until it activates. Sometimes this can be finicky. It can take anywhere from 5 to 8 minutes for it to activate and get all nice and foamy.

But this RapidRise® Yeast is actually mixed within the dry ingredients—no activation required! This means no waiting around for it to be activated. You can mix and proceed with the recipe!

Believe it or not, this pizza dough takes about 5 minutes to be made and 10 minutes to rise. This is the perfect amount of time to sauté some veggies for the toppings

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Spicy Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Pizza, Quick and Easy, Summer, Vegetarian

Billy has been out of town this entire week so it’s just been me trying to paint on buttercream and catching up on a bunch of computer work, i.e., watching Lauren Servido’s videos on Instagram and editing photos. It’s been a glorious couple of days in my week, I have to say. Very peaceful!

You know what isn’t peaceful is Target, man. I walk in thinking I’m going to see summer outdoor patio furniture but instead it was a huge display of back to school drama that just stressed me out. I’m not even in school, haven’t been in years, but I’m stressed for the children—let them play!

I always went back to school in September so late July just seems a bit aggressive, don’t you think? Though, I always did love a some fresh new school supplies. They felt so nice and clean.

Let’s talk this pizza! This is a full summer time pizza. It’s a celebration of tomatoes and spiciness.

It’s very difficult for me to go to the super market or farmer’s market right now and NOT buy an heirloom tomato and a pint of cherry tomatoes. I eat them all the time.

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Spicy Jalapeño Pepperoni Pizza


I am currently flirting with the idea of doing a Paleo diet for 30 days. And when I say flirting with the idea, I mean, I’m entertaining it…for like 10 minute increments and then I try and imagine if I could go 30 days with no wine and pizza. Truth is: I’m great at eating healthy for about 2 days and then something happens…

1. I bake a cake and want a slice…or two?
2. Friends come over and a bottle of wine opens up…
3. I meet a friend for dinner and how can we say no to fried calamari on the menu and maybe we should order the mozzarella sticks, too?!

Balance is oh so hard. That’s why I love Gaby’s new book, What’s Gaby Cooking. It’s all about California living! And the food is filled with beautiful salads and healthy things like salmon on skewers with basil vinaigrettes…and then there’s the fun stuff: burgers and tacos and lots of pizzas. It’s about living that good California life that I adore so much.

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