Monday, December 14, 2009

Zucchini & Pepper Pizza With Homemade Dough

A delicious pizza using homemade pizza dough, it can be quick too if you already have the dough prepared ahead. You could use either of the pizza doughs: the cold-rising dough or the quicker one. Pizzas using either of the doughs are equally delicious.

I like roasting the veggies a little before putting them on the pizza to not only give them a flavor boost but also make them more tender. You can add other veggies such as fresh mushrooms.

4 servings


1/2 recipe Pizza Dough II or 1/4 recipe Pizza Dough
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 small Zucchinis, sliced
1 Bell Pepper, any color - thinly sliced
1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
Salt and Freshly ground Pepper
1 cup Tomato Sauce
a handful of your favorite Olives, sliced (optional)
4 oz. grated Mozzarella or Provolone Cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Fresh herbs: thinly sliced Arugula, Basil


Preheat oven to 450 F.

Prepare a large baking pan with a little oil or cooking oil spray.

Combine all the veggies with a little salt and pepper and 1 Tbsp of the oil and spread evenly on the baking pan.

Roast for 15 minutes stirring once or twice.

Thin or Thick crust - what type of crust is it to be? Use a 9 or 10" diameter pan for thick or a 12"x15" pan for thin crust.

Stretch or roll out the dough to fit the lightly oiled baking pan with rim.

Place the dough on the pan and brush lightly with the olive oil.

Spread the veggies, olives, and cheese on the dough evenly.

Bake the pizza for about 20 minutes at 450 F.

Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle the herbs on top.

Slide the pizza on to a cutting board and cut into pieces.

Serve hot. Buon Appetito!

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