End of the Week Pizza

Serves: 3-4 (2 to 3 slices each)

Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Recipe developed by: Shannon Costello, RDN, LD with CFW


  • 16 ounces fresh pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal or all-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • ½ cup low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 6-8 ounces block mozzarella cheese, shredded (leftover cheese of choice)
  • 1-2 cups leftover cooked vegetables*
  • 4-6 ounces leftover cooked protein**

*Roasted peppers, onions, fresh tomatoes, leafy greens, zucchini, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, etc.

**Shredded chicken or turkey, lean ground beef, cubed tofu, canned beans/chickpeas, chopped shellfish, sliced lunchmeat, etc.

Optional Toppings:

  • Fresh basil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar drizzle
  • Garlic oil drizzle

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F or temperature instructed on pizza dough package. Lightly dust a large baking sheet with cornmeal/AP flour. Alternatively, use a pizza stone.
  3. Place the pizza dough on prepared baking sheet. Use a rolling pin or your hands to roll or stretch the dough into a large circle or rectangle until desired thickness. Remove any air bubbles.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, stir tomato sauce and Italian seasoning until well combined.
  5. Add tomato sauce to center of pizza dough. Use the back of a large spoon to gradually spread the sauce in a circular motion working outwards toward the outer edges. Leave at least a ½-inch crust.
  6. Evenly top the sauce with shredded cheese, leftover vegetables, and choice of leftover protein.
  7. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes until crust is golden brown and center of dough is fully cooked. (Read dough package directions for exact time recommendation.)
  8. Let cool 3-4 minutes before slicing into 8-10 pieces. Enjoy warm with optional toppings.

Helpful Tips:

Don't let those leftovers go to waste! Turn your leftover veggies and proteins into your favorite Friday night meal by making your own pizza.