Broccoli Cheddar Pizza

This broccoli cheddar pizza starts with a super creamy herb-filled white sauce then is topped with tender broccoli florets and cheddar. The post Broccoli Cheddar Pizza appeared first on Budget Bytes.

Broccoli Cheddar Pizza

I always feel kind of embarrassed to say that my favorite food is pizza because it sounds so generic, but like, it’s truly one of the most flexible foods out there. You can get so creative with it! And I absolutely love coming up with new flavor combos for my pizza. This week it was a Broccoli Cheddar Pizza with a super creamy, herb-filled white sauce. SO GOOD.

Pizza Crust Options

You can use any type of pizza dough or pizza crust for this recipe. I used my super quick Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust recipe, but you could also use store-bought dough, store-bought pre-baked pizza crust, or even something like naan or tortillas.

Can You Use Fresh Broccoli?

Yes, absolutely. I used frozen broccoli because it’s par-boiled before freezing, so it’s already tender and ready to go, but if you prefer fresh broccoli you can certainly use that. You can either leave it fresh for extra crunch, or you can steam or par-boil it first to make it more tender. If using broccoli fresh without any pre-cooking, I suggest tossing it in a little bit of oil to prevent it from drying out when in the oven.

What Else Can I Add?

I’m a huge advocate of checking your pantry, fridge, or freezer for leftover ingredients that you can toss into your meal. Pizza is one of the best recipes for using up random ingredients. Here are some ingredients that would go awesome on this pizza, if you have them:

  • Red onion
  • Bacon
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Feta
  • Pesto
  • Cooked chicken (rotisserie, grilled breast, etc.)
  • Ham
One slice of broccoli cheddar pizza being pulled from the pie

Broccoli Cheddar Pizza

This broccoli cheddar pizza starts with a super creamy herb-filled white sauce then is topped with tender broccoli florets and cheddar.
Total Cost $3.28 recipe / $0.82 serving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 2 slices each
Calories 588.48kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1 large pizza dough* $0.30

Herby White Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp butter $0.11
  • 4 oz. cream cheese $0.40
  • 1/2 cup milk $0.15
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder $0.02
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.01
  • 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper $0.01

Pizza Toppings

  • 12 oz. frozen broccoli florets, thawed $0.89
  • 6 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded $1.27

Instructions

  • Prepare the herby white sauce first. Combine the butter, cream cheese, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small saucepot. Heat and stir over medium until the cream cheese has fully melted and the sauce is thick and creamy.
  • Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Stretch your pizza dough over a pizza pan. Spread the herby white sauce over the surface of the pizza dough.
  • Chop the thawed frozen broccoli into smaller pieces. Sprinkle the chopped broccoli over the herby white sauce on the pizza. Top with the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes, or until the pizza crust is golden brown and the cheddar on top is melted. Cut into eight pieces and serve!

Notes

*I used Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust, which requires a five-minute pre-bake before topping. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 588.48kcal | Carbohydrates: 58.95g | Protein: 22.23g | Fat: 28.88g | Sodium: 953.7mg | Fiber: 4.53g
One slice of broccoli cheddar pizza being held close to the camera

How to Make Broccoli Cheddar Pizza – Step by Step Photos

Herby white sauce ingredients (minus milk) in the saucepot

Start with the herby white sauce. Add 1 Tbsp butter, 4 oz. cream cheese, ¼ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp onion powder, ½ tsp dried basil, ½ tsp dried oregano, ⅛ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp salt, and ½ cup milk to a saucepot (photo is before adding the milk).

Finished herby white sauce on a spoon in the sauce pot

Heat and stir the sauce ingredients over medium until the cream cheese is fully melted and the sauce is thick and creamy.

White sauce being spread onto pizza dough

Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Stretch your pizza dough onto a pizza pan, then spread the herby white sauce over the surface.

Chopped broccoli on a cutting board

Chop 12 oz. of thawed frozen broccoli florets into smaller, bite-sized pieces.

Broccoli added to the pizza

Add the chopped broccoli on top of the white sauce.

pizza topped with shredded cheddar

Finally, top with 6oz. shredded cheddar.

Baked broccoli cheddar pizza on the pizza pan

Bake the broccoli cheddar pizza in the preheated 450ºF oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheddar is melted.

Close up of sliced broccoli cheddar pizza

Slice the pizza into eight pieces, then serve!

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Ghee rice recipe, South Indian nei sadam

Ghee rice is a simple and easy one pot dish prepared, a south Indian version of pulao, using seeraga samba. Usually no vegetables are used, but you can always make it rich using cashews and raisins optionally. I know ghee rice is very common in many south Indian households as many of my friends say.... Read More The post Ghee rice recipe, South Indian nei sadam appeared first on Raks Kitchen.

Ghee rice recipe, South Indian nei sadam

Ghee rice is a simple and easy one pot dish prepared, a south Indian version of pulao, using seeraga samba.

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Usually no vegetables are used, but you can always make it rich using cashews and raisins optionally.

I know ghee rice is very common in many south Indian households as many of my friends say. But it is not a common dish at my home.

So may be once or twice I would have tried. I made with regular rice and the results were not that good, never made again.

To be honest, this time I made ghee rice just for the salna I made. Since Chef VB told salna goes well with ghee rice, I made it to match it.

Yes, I made empty salna as soon as he released that weekend with ghee rice and it was our special meal.

I was supposed to share it on Friday but somehow posing today. Please stay home and stay safe everyone!

???? Ingredients

  • Seeraga samba rice – The speciality of this rice lies in this rice. It’s a fragrant rice cultivated mostly in Tanjore area in Tamil Nadu. Theflavor is similar to Basmati. So easily can be replaced with it.
  • Ghee – I used homemade ghee, which I always recommend as it feels light and not heavy at all. Desi ghee is always best for this recipe.
  • Whole spices – I usually use biryani leaf in such recipes, but I wanted to give it a difference. Mainly cinnamon, clove, star anise and cardamom.
    I love ½ tsp of fennel for making it completely south Indian style. But as usual powder form as Vj doesn’t like. You too can skip if you don’t like it.

???? Top tip

  • For my cooker and stove, 1 whistle in medium flame was optimum. Please adjust according to yours. For example, when the whistle comes too fast and short, you can give it one more whistle.
  • Soaking the rice gives softer rice grain.
  • Never add rice before the water boils. Also after adding rice, bring to rolling boil before closing the lid.

???? Video

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???? Variations

You can add few mint leaves while sautéing the rice. This adds more flavor, but I just want to differentiate from Biryani flavor.

Adding ghee fried cashews and raisin also is a great variation to the plain ghee rice. I did not add because of family preference and wanted to keep it simple.

???? Related posts

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  • Thengai paal sadam
  • Brinji rice
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Goes well with

  • Veg Kurma
  • Tomato kurma
  • Cauliflower kurma
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Ghee rice recipe

Ghee rice is a simple and easy one pot dish prepared, a south Indian version of pulao, using seeraga samba.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3

Equipments (Amazon Affiliate links)

  • pressure cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Seeraga samba rice
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 2 Green chilli slit
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt as needed I added 1 & ¼ tsp of organic sea salt powder

To temper

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1 clove
  • 1 Star anise small
  • ½ tsp Fennel seeds I used powder

Instructions

  • Wash rice and soak it for 15 mins minimum.
  • Heat a small pressure cooker with ghee. Temper with the whole spices.
  • Add onion, green chilli and fry until onion turn golden in color here and there. You can add a pinch of salt to fasten the process.
  • Tip in ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
  • In goes soaked rice, drained completely from water.
  • Roast for a minute. Add water and required salt. Mix well and bring to boil. Close the id once it comes to a rolling boil.
  • Put the flame to medium and give one whistle.
  • Let pressure go down naturally. Once done, open and fluff gently.
  • Add coriander leaves and give 10 mins standing time before serving.

Video

Notes

  • Do not add rice before water boils.
  • You can add fried cashews and raisin to garnish.

???? Step by step photos

1. Wash rice and soak it for 15 mins minimum.

wash, soak

2. Heat a small pressure cooker with ghee. Temper with the whole spices. Add onion, green chilli.

temper, onion

3. Fry until onion turn golden in color here and there. You can add a pinch of salt to fasten the process.

onion, ginger garlic paste

4. Tip in ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds. In goes soaked rice, drained completely from water.

rice

5. Roast for a minute. Add water and required salt.

water, salt

6. Mix well and bring to boil. Close the lid once it comes to a rolling boil. Put the flame to medium and give one whistle.

boil, pressure cook

7. Let pressure go down naturally. Once done, open and fluff gently. Add coriander leaves and give 10 mins standing time before serving.

ready

Serve hot with salna like I did or any other mild kurma.

ghee-rice

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