Roasted Bell Pepper Pizza Recipe

Author: Stefi Hsia

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Ingredients

Roasted Bell Peppers

  • 16 oz bag mini bell peppers
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Pizza Dough

  • 2 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp yeast
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water

Pizza

  • Marinara Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

Roasted Bell Peppers

  1. Wash and pat dry the mini bell peppers.
  2. Slice off the top part of the bell pepper with the stem. Remove the seeds.
  3. Slice the bell pepper vertically in half.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each bell pepper.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 ºF.
  6. Place the sliced bell peppers on a baking sheet with the flat side facing down.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over the bell peppers and season with salt and black pepper. (Optional: Add other seasoning for more flavor)
  8. Place the baking sheet into the oven. Roast the bell peppers for 25 minutes or until tender.
  9. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and let cool. 

Pizza Dough

  1. Sift 2 ½ cups of all purpose flour into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add 3/4 tsp salt and 2 tbsp of oil into the same mixing bowl. Set that aside.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup of hot water and 1/2 cup of lukewarm water into a small bowl.
  4. Add 1 ½ tsp granulated sugar into the warm water and stir.
  5. Add 2 ½ tsp yeast into the sugar water mixture and stir.
  6. Let the yeast proof for 15 minutes.
  7. Add the yeast into the flour mixture. Mix until a dough ball forms. It should be a little sticky.
  8. Grease a bowl with olive oil. Form the dough into a round ball and transfer it into the greased bowl.
  9. Cover the bowl with a towel and set it aside. Let it rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Assembly

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 ºF.
  2. Take out a large pizza pan and flour the surface.
  3. Transfer the pizza dough onto the pan and roll into a 14 inch rectangle.
  4. Poke holes around the surface of the pizza to prevent bubbling.
  5. Add a layer of marinara sauce.
  6. Add 9 slices of mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
  7. Add the roasted bell peppers on top of the cheese.
  8. Transfer the pizza into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Once the pizza is baked, cut it into 8 slices and serve!