Recipe: Pizza Planet Pizza
The Pizza Planet van can go anywhere — including your house with this DIY recipe.
We’ve always wanted to try the pizza from Pizza Planet in Toy Story, and now we can! Disney and Pixar provided this recipe for making Pizza Planet Pizza at home and we were so excited to try it. It even features our favorite little aliens from the claaaaaaaaaw machine as toppings!
Pizza Planet Pizza
Recipe by Disney/Pixar
Yields 1 pizza, 8 servings
2 cups cauliflower florets
½ cup basil pesto
Egg whites from 2 large eggs
1 cup cooked green peas
½ cup canned white beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
4-5 medium asparagus spears, cut into 24, 1-inch pieces
1 ounce goat cheese
¼ cup black olives, sliced into small pieces
16 ounces pizza dough crust
1 cup pizza sauce
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Prepare the Alien Meatballs
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a sheet pan with parchment paper
Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until finely ground
Next add the pesto, egg whites, peas, beans, flour, and onion powder
Pulse until fully combined
Use a tablespoon to spoon the mixture onto the parchment paper
Shape the meatballs into oval football shapes to resemble the alien heads
Bake for 20 minutes
Once the meatballs are cooked through, remove them from the oven and add the asparagus so that there are 3 pieces poking out of the top of each meatball (the antennas)
Bake for 2 more minutes to secure the asparagus
Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes
Once the meatballs are cool, you can add the rest of the toppings to complete the alien faces. Add 3 rolled up balls of goat cheese to each meatball to make the eyes. Then add a tiny piece of sliced olive to each of the eyes to make the pupils. For the mouth, add a larger piece of a sliced olive.
Make the Pizza
Set the oven to 400ºF
Roll out and stretch your pizza dough to fit your pan or pizza stone, making sure it is evenly flattened
Pinch the dough along the outside to form the crust
Bake just the crust for about 10-12 minutes
Remove from the oven and spread the sauce on the dough. Make sure to leave a 1 inch border for the crust.
Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the crust
Bake the pizza again for 2-3 minutes
Broil the pizza for 1-2 minutes until the cheese starts to brown
Remove the pizza from the oven and add your alien meatball toppings
Slice the pizza and enjoy!
Cooking the crust by itself before adding in all of the toppings and broiling at the end gave the pizza the perfect texture. While the pizza from this recipe turned out to be really good, the alien meatballs were not as good as I thought they would be. They were very bulky and concentrated in one area of the pizza. I think it would be better to make the meatballs smaller and have more of them to add to the pizza. At the current size, you basically eat half the slice and then get to the giant meatball at the end. In my opinion, pizza toppings should be more evenly dispersed for a more consistent experience. It was also kind of difficult to add the faces to the alien meatballs because the outsides of the meatballs became too crispy in the oven and the toppings didn’t stick well. But overall, this was a fun pizza to make as a tribute to our favorite fictional pizza place, Pizza Planet!