Category Archives: peppers

Vegan Veggie Pizza Recipe

Vegan Veggie Pizza

Vegan Veggie Pizza

Ingredients

  • Sweet red pepper (from the Ithaca Farmers’ Market)
  • Zucchini (from my mom’s garden)
  • Red onion
  • Teese Mozzarella Vegan Cheese
  • Go Veggie Grated Parmesan Cheese (Vegan)
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: Tonight’s pizza was an experiment on two fronts. First, it was my first time making pizza in a gas oven. And second, I used vegan cheese for the first time. I pre-baked the dough on a pizza stone for five minutes at 480 degrees. Then I topped the pizza with organic veggies and vegan cheese. I was worried the crust might get too crispy before the cheese could melt, but after ten minutes the crust was ready and the cheese was bubbling. My vegan veggie pizza was delicious. I am happy with my new gas oven and plan to experiment with some other vegan pizza recipes so check back soon!

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Deep Dish Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Italian sausage
  • Sauteed onion
  • Sauteed banana pepper
  • Sauteed jalapeno pepper
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara sauce
  • Deep dish pizza dough

Note: I can’t really describe how awesome this pizza was. We couldn’t stop eating it. A special thanks to Matt for the cast iron skillet!

Zucchini, Mushroom, Pepper, Spinach Pizza Recipe

Zucchini, Mushroom, Pepper, Spinach Pizza

Ingredients

  • Zucchini
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Baby bell peppers
  • Baby spinach
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: I made this pizza for my Aunt Bev when she was visiting from Australia. She wanted a healthy pizza and that’s just what she got. It was light, summery, and fresh.

Chicken Mole Pizza

Chicken Mole Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

  • Roasted mole pepper
  • Diced hot pepper
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Garlic marinated grilled chicken
  • Mozzarella and cheddar cheeses
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Notes: I make more pizzas than I have time to blog about. In fact, I made this pizza in the fall of 2011 with a mole pepper from The Good Food Collective and a hot pepper form our neighbors garden.

Maple Glazed Pork Pizza

Maple Glazed Pork Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Grilled, pulled pork chop
  • Sliced sweet peppers
  • Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Glaze
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade pizza dough

Note: I pulled the grilled pork chop with a fork and then tossed it in about a tablespoon of the maple glaze. After pre-baking the dough, I spread on a very thin layer of the maple glaze, then added the rest of the toppings. My maple glazed pork pizza was subtly sweet and was perfect way to end a cool autumn day.

Hot Pepper, Potato, and Onion Pizza Recipe

Hot Pepper, Potato, and Onion Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Sauteed hot pepper (wear gloves while chopping)
  • Sauteed onion
  • Roasted sliced potatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade pizza sauce
  • Homemade pizza dough

Note: This pizza packed a lot of heat. Even though I wore gloves while chopping the onion, I still burned my eye when I rubbed it later. And I inhaled some of the fumes while chopping the pepper leading me to decide that wearing a face mask would have been a good idea.  The heat didn’t hit Andrew until he ate a lone pepper slice and then he tried using the crust to numb the burn. It was totally worth it though; the pizza was great!

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Deep Dish Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Italian sausage
  • Sauteed green pepper and onion
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Marinara sauce
  • Homemade deep dish dough made with cornmeal

Note:

This was a special pizza. My brother-in-law, Matt, gave me a cast iron skillet for my birthday. I have been a little too intimidated to try using it myself so he offered to come do a cast iron deep dish pizza lesson. It was super easy to make and so much more delicious than my old method. The cast iron skillet cooks the dough to perfection, crispy on the outside, soft but not mushy on the inside. The cheese melted beautifully and stretched out into long strings. The ingredients tasted much more flavorful. Andrew and I agreed that we will be making many more cast iron deep dish pizzas in the future.