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May 12, 2015

by Alyssa

Mushroom + Broccoli Quinoa Pizza

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Need a quick weeknight meal? Try this vegetarian quinoa pizza recipe topped with tomato sauce, goat cheese, mushrooms + broccoli!

Mushroom + Broccoli Quinoa Pizza - a healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free meal that's perfect for a busy weeknight!

Who would have thought you were all such pizza lovers!

It’s kind of blown my mind how popular my quinoa pizza crust post has been. In a you-guys-freaking-rock kind of way! And yes, I like totally love you.

But let me be honest with myself for a minute though…is it really that surprising that we’re all pizza lovers? Especially when the pizza is made to be totally healthy and still delicious? It’s no wonder so many of us (including me and Matt) have added it to our weekly dinner rotations!

And as my adoration for quinoa pizza has steadily grown (each time I make it, it’s better and better), I realized that I haven’t been sharing many of our tasty creations with you. I gave you the pizza crust…but then kind of left you hanging. No follow up recipes, no ideas for toppings, no pictures of how I’ve been enjoying mine. <– (which might or might not be because we can’t wait long enough to take pictures, but that's beside the point)


Short on time? You've got to try this Mushroom + Broccoli Quinoa Pizza recipe. It's quick, easy and SO delicious! [gluten-free + vegetarian]

So today that changes. Today, I’m bringing back the quinoa pizza and showing you one of our favorite ways to enjoy it.

This vegetarian creation is super simple but works really well for a variety of flavors. You can make it for a quick weeknight meal or your family or even make them into personal pizzas (like we did) and let people choose their own toppings!

This particular recipe is for a Mushroom + Broccoli Quinoa Pizza and I’m obsessed. It starts with a base of tomato sauce (any type will do), then a layer of shredded goat/cow/vegan cheese, then some sauteed broccoli and mushrooms on top and you just bake away until golden brown and bubbly.

The combination of the sweetness from the tomatoes, with the saltiness from the cheese, to the earthiness of the mushrooms and crunch from the broccoli, turns this into one epic pizza. Oh and if you want to get even crazier (like Matt did), add on some crumbled feta and a teeny bit of sausage.


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Mushroom + Broccoli Quinoa Pizza

This vegetarian creation is super simple, but works really well for a variety of flavors. You can make it for a quick weeknight meal or your family or even make them into personal pizzas (like we did) and let people choose their own toppings!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 408kcal
Author Alyssa
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Mushroom + Broccoli Quinoa Pizza - a healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free meal that's perfect for a busy weeknight!
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 9" cake pan with parchment paper and drizzle one tablespoon of oil in the center. Spread around with your hands until evenly coated and set pan aside.
  • Prepare the pizza crust according to the instructions. Start by thoroughly rinsing the quinoa, then adding it to a blender with the remaining ingredients, and blending it on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove, flip and return to oven baking for another 10 - 15 minutes until browned and edges are crispy.
  • While baking the second time, preheat a skillet over medium heat and gently saute the broccoli and mushrooms until the mushrooms are tender, but the broccoli is still a bit crunchy, about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool until pizza is done baking.
  • Remove crust from the oven and top with sauce, cheese and veggies. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until cheese has melted and broccoli is starting to brown.
  • Remove, let cool for a few minutes in the pan, transfer cutting board and slice.
  • Garnish with herbs, pepper flakes, grated cheese, etc., and serve immediately!


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 4mg

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. I can’t believe we missed the original pizza crust post! So glad you posted this here so we now know how to do it! YuM!

  2. I really, really can’t wait to try this crust! I like this pizza with the goat cheese – good choice!

  3. It is just so good. It tastes like real,food again and it is…. Without the awful stuff that makes so many of us ill. Thank you again and happy munching to all!

  4. Yay pizza! I finally was reunited with my pizza making yesterday after ALL YEAR of no pizza (at school) it was heavenly!


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