Roasted Red Pepper Pizza

We are Creatures Of Habit

How many times have you ordered the same thing at a restaurant? Relying on what you know because you know you like it? That’s all fine and good, but that doesn’t leave room for exploring new flavors or new experiences. That gets boring. And boring can lead to mindless eating sometimes. And pizza is too fabulous to not be fully enjoyed.

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Break Your Pizza Habit

No, not your habit of eating pizza, but your habit of putting the same stuff on your pizza. It’s time to experiment and have fun! And if you’re looking for a way to do that, here’s your starting point – My Roasted Red Pepper Pizza! Yes, it’s red like pizza sauce, but there are ZERO tomatoes in it! Plus, it’s super easy to make. Don’t believe me? Watch me make it on IGTV!

In Roasted Red Pepper Pizza I Trust

How about we get cooking now? There’s no time like the present! Whip up a batch of dough or get your hands on a pre-made crust and let’s go! Looks like you’ve got an awesome dinner to look forward to!

 

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Roasted Red Pepper Pizza


  • Author: Sara Haas

Description

Change up the sauce to make pizza more interesting! This one made with roasted red peppers adds so much flavor. You won’t miss the marinara!


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Ingredients

  • 1 jarred roasted red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 12 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Place a baking stone or steel in the oven and preheat to 500’F at least 1 hour before making pizza. 
  2. Slice half of the pepper into strips and reserve. Combine remaining ½ pepper with the olive oil, garlic and Italian seasoning in a small food processor and puree until smooth.
  3. Sprinkle a large square of parchment** with cornmeal. Stretch pizza dough into a 12 to 14-inch circle. Cover with red pepper sauce, then top with spinach, remaining roasted red pepper and red onion. Sprinkle with mozzarella then feta cheese.
  4. Transfer pizza to the oven and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 8-10 minutes.

Notes

**Most parchment paper brands say their product can be used up to 450’F. Since the bake time here is relatively short, your parchment should be okay to use in the heat required in this recipe. If you’re hesitant, just reduce temperature to 450’F and proceed as above.