Guess what!

I made socca pizza!

And it didn’t turn into something you have to eat out of a bowl!

Oh, hi by the way! Hope you are all doing marvelous this Monday! 😉

Ok, wanna see, wanna see? Of course you do!

Feel free to take this time to ohhh and ahhh…I’ll wait.

You done? Alright, now let me tell you how this beauty came to be!

When I got home today I had pizza on the brain for some reason. And, well who am I to deny my body what it wants? So, I took one of my mini Trader Joe’s pizza crusts out of the freezer to thaw and then thought I’d do a little blog reading.

Well, as I was catching up on my favorite twins’s blog, Healthy Dairies, I saw Lisa’s beeeeeautiful socca pizza she made the other night and instantly felt the need for my own socca redemption!

I followed her recipe, but subbed in 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, since I’m out of fresh basil, and only used 1/4 teaspoon of salt. It took a little longer to cook than Lisa had written, but after about 10-12 minutes it was perfectly browned on both sides and ready for some topping action! My choice: homemade marinara, Monterrey Jack and parmesan cheeses, red onions, portobello mushrooms, and black olives.

Popped under low broil until the cheese melted and WA-LAH!


I love a pizza crust with a good flavor and this definitely didn’t disappoint! It was crispy on the outside and smooth like butter on the inside!

And, because I can’t seem to fix a meal that doesn’t involve all the colors in the crayon box…

Peas broccoli & carrots!

If you haven’t made socca pizza yet, then what are you waiting for! Go get some chickpea flour (uber cheap by the way) and get ready to ditch all your other recipes for pizza crust! I mean, come on…how can you turn down a crust that cooks lightning fast, requires no extra time for rising, kneading, and rolling, and has a super impressive nutritional list!


Wow, is this post a little picture heavy or what? Guess I’m a little proud of myself!

Check you guys later! There is a bath full of hot water and Epsom awaiting me in the next room. Gotta love that DOMS, right?

What is one thing that you tried to cook that turned into a total flop? Did you try again or accept defeat?

Oh, and totally off subject, but I wanted to let you guys know that tomorrow is National Pancake Day! Yay!

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37 Responses to Socca-bleu!

  1. Jenn says:

    You totally should be proud of yourself! it looks gorgeous! I’ve had garbanzo bean flour on my must-buy list for a while now. You’re only making me want it more =)

  2. caitlinoco says:

    I just got some garbanzo bean flour but haven’t used it yet! I need to try SOMETHING with it!

  3. I’ve been wanting to buy me some Chickpea Flour! Now I really want to! 😀

    National Pancake Day!?!?! YES! I am totally having Pancakes in the morning!


  4. Kristina says:

    That socca pizza looks super legit!!!! I haven’t made a “pizza” yet just every other concoction on top of Socca-I love it!!!!!! Your pizza looks super delish and crispy!!!!!

  5. Jenny says:

    Omg that pizza looks amazing!! Love your choice of cheeses and one can never go wrong with mushrooms 🙂

  6. I definitely have made many meals that have flopped 🙁 I will definitely give this recipe a try. I hope mine comes out half as beautiful!!

  7. You deserve the pride! It’s so beautiful and perfect-looking and nutritious to boot!

    I’m suuuper jealous 🙂

  8. Mrs. Fish says:

    I had pizza for dinner too! Leftovers. 🙂
    I am so excited about national pancake day. I had a pretty crummy day. I think I’ll make cake batter pancakes for dinner tomorrow. 🙂
    Because cake in a pancake form makes everything better. 🙂

  9. You should be proud this turned out amazing and I LOVE the photos! Nicely done! Thanks. Now I want pizza too…

    I can’t pinpoint any one thing that was a flop I’ve had some doozies. I did burn chicken very badly on the BBQ last summer and I had to toss it into some homemade slaw to moisten it up. It was pretty bad but in the end the slaw was actually GOOD.

    I tried to use some extra bread once and I made a savory bread pudding, I tried to slice it and use it like a pizza crust. It turned out horrible. Soggy, mushy and the bread was flavorless. (Didn’t help that the bread was storebought.) Yucky-pooh.

    • Oh goodness! That actually reminds me of a time I made an orange glazed chicken with orange marmalade and a few other ingredients. The marmalade turned into a black tar that almost glued the chicken to the baking sheet! After scrubbing the pan for hours, I gave up and tossed it in the trash…fortunately after shaving the burnt pieces off the chicken, it was salvageable…and surprisingly still moist!

  10. spabettie says:

    GIRL !! I made socca pizza this weekend!! (posting soon, I’ve been busy boo hoo…)

    I love socca and have been using it for bread for a while, and this was the first time I FINALLY made a pizza… SO good, right?

    yours looks fabuloso.


  11. lindsay says:

    okay serisouly, i did just ohhh and ahhhh! I’m gonna have to make that next!

  12. NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY!! YAY! your socca looks GREAT! that crust is so so thick!! I will defs be making it again soon… i tried to make weird beany brownies once.. FLOP and i did not recreate it!… but i did do black bean brownies not too long after.. and THAT was good!

  13. BrittFit says:

    a very professional looking pizza you have yourself there! p.s I love your positive attitude on this blog

  14. Heather,
    Thanks so much for the shout out! I’m so glad you tried my recipe and that you liked it!! You pizza looks delicious! Would you believe that I had socca twice for dinner and twice for lunch last week? hihi I love it!

  15. I STILL haven’t picked up this flour, and watching everyone make these socca pizzas is driving me crazy! Gotta get my rear in gear! 😉

  16. Yum on this pizza! I’ve been wanting to try socca – it’s been all around the blogosphere lately!

  17. Jen says:

    Must find chickpea flour immediately!!!!! Socca pizza looks DELICIOUS!

  18. Ma Ma Megan says:

    Socca’s sure have been popular throughout the blog world lately! But I know why because they are SO good! I have made a socca pizza. Loved it. yumm yum 🙂

  19. paijery says:

    Ahh I need to try Socca sooo bad! Your pizza looks fantastic!!
    Last kitchen flop was when I tried juicing a grapefruit, beet and carrots. YUUUCK.

    • Thank you! Try it! It’s so easy!

      Oh no! I’ve never juiced before, but it seems like it would be hard to know what combinations go well together. I guess the grapefruit was a bit overpowering?

  20. MegSmith says:

    YUM!!! This looks so good, this is the second time I have heard about a socca pizza…I am going to pick up some chickpea flour asap! Loving your blog by the way!

    • Thank you so much Meghan for stopping by! It feels like socca has really taking blogworld by storm! I couldn’t wait to try this and now I see why everybody’s making it! I can see many more recipes in my future involving chickpea flour!

  21. I love pizza so much! It makes my heart sing! 🙂

  22. I love your blog, all the food always looks super yummy!

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