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Palouse Pizza

If you do not have a round pizza pan, roll dough into a 12 x 17-inch rectangles and fit it into a 10 x 15-inch baking pan.



For 4 Person(s)

Palouse Pizza

  • 1 lb loaf frozen bread dough
  • 1/3 cup dry USA lentils, rinsed
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • all-purpose flour, as needed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 4 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Thaw frozen dough according to package instructions.

In a 1-quart pan, combine lentils and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer gently until lentils are tender, about 25 minutes. Drain lentils and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Shape dough into a ball and pat it flat on a lightly floured board. Roll dough into a 16-inch circle, turning and flouring dough as needed to prevent sticking. When dough is elastic and springs back, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest 5 to 10 minutes.

Gently slide dough onto well-oiled 14-inch pizza pan. Fold edges of dough under so they are flush with pan rim. With a fork, poke holes all over the dough.

Bake the crust until it is lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove crust from oven and increase oven temperature to 400°F.

Cook onion and garlic in oil over medium heat in a 2-3 quart pan, stirring until onion is limp (5 minutes). Add tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, pepper and cayenne. Boil over medium heat, stirring often, until sauce is reduced to 1 1⁄3 cups, about 8 minutes.

In a 3-4 quart pan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add broccoli florets and simmer, uncovered, until broccoli is tender when pierced, about 3 minutes. Drain broccoli and immerse in cold water to cool. Drain, and set aside.

Spread tomato sauce over cooked crust. On top of sauce, evenly distribute lentils, broccoli and mushrooms. Top with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.

Bake until cheese is bubbly, about 10 minutes. Cut pizza into wedges and serve immediately.