PP Easy White Bean Ricotta and Broccoli Pizza

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Chef:  Joey Bruno; ThriveCuisine.com
Makes:  1-2 servings
Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes









  • 1 15.5oz can cannellini beans
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 2 T nutritional yeast
  • ½ t onion powder
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • Water as needed to blend
  • 7 oz steamed broccoli (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 medium-sized oil free pizza crust or flatbread
  • Chives or basil for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start recipe with on store bought or homemade oil-free pizza crust or flatbread.  
  3. Steam the broccoli.   Make it slightly under cooked because the pizza will be baked, too.
  4. Drain and rinse the canellini beans and place in a blender.
  5. Add the lemon juice, nutritional yeast, onion and garlic powder to beans.
  6. Blend until completely smooth.  (If you’re having trouble with ingredients getting caught on the blender jar, add a little bit of water or unsweetened nondairy mild and blend again).  
  7. Spread the bean “cheese” mixture onto the pizza dough.
  8. Top with the steamed and thoroughly drained broccoli.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness of your crust and oven.
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  1. Buying a pre-made pizza dough mix makes this easy, just don’t follow the directions to add oil.
  2. When adding liquid, do it slowly, you can’t take it away.
  3. The cheese should be slightly crusty and bubbly when it is done.
  4. Feel free to experiment.  Consider adding whatever veggies you think would complement the recipe.
  5. Some suggestions:  mushrooms, red onions & fresh spinach.
  6. Consider making the pizza dough in advance.  (Check out this site for “Herb Crusted Dough”)
  7. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a potato masher or fork to make a thicker and chunkier version of ricotta.  

Joey Bruno is a vegan blogger, kitchen gear tester and overall food geek.  You can find his work at ThriveCuisine.com or on his YouTube channel -KitchenTipsbyJoe.  He believes whole-food plant-based cuisine is best, but as a former Food Scientist, he loves testing the latest and greatest vegan products.

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