Category Archives: banana peppers

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Deep Dish Pizza


  • 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!


Pickle and Banana Pepper Pizza Recipe

Pickle and Banana Pepper Pizza

I was inspired by an article on Slice to put pickles on one of my pizzas, and what better to combine them with but banana peppers? Since they are both pretty juicy I cooked them in a pan before adding them to the pizza. This kept the pizza from getting soggy. After pre-baking the crust I added homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni, banana peppers and pickles. The sweet and spicy flavors of the pickles and peppers tasted delicious with the pepperoni.

Spicy Meat Pizza Recipe

Spicy Meat Pizza

Andrew’s little brother has had a football game almost every Saturday this fall so he has been coming over for dinner on Sundays. Meat lovers pizzas are a perfect fit for Tyler’s big appetite.

I started with spicy Italian sausage and turkey pepperoni, a  great combination on any pizza. I put banana peppers on a pizza for a the first time this spring and knew they would be a great compliment for this spicy pizza. Topped with my homemade pizza sauce, onions, and mozzarella cheese, this pizza was excellent and with Tyler as a guest there were no left-overs!

Chicken, Spinach and Banana Pepper Pizza Recipe

Since beginning my project of learning what food American cities are famous for and turning those foods in to pizza, I have created 21 pizzas inspired by 20 different cities! This project has been fun and challenging.

At times I have missed using random ingredients I read about or see at the store. With Spring on our doorstep and fresh ingredients on the horizon I feel like I need to open my creative gates and let the juices flow. I am not going to abandon the city project because there are still a few places left I’d like to take on, but my plan will be to sprinkle those in amoung new pizza creations!

This week’s pizza really motivated me to make the change because I have wanted to use banana peppers on a pizza for a long time, but they didn’t seem to fit on any of the city inspired pizzas. So, for this pizza, I spread marinara sauce on my pre-baked dough, sprinkled on mozzarella cheese, baby spinach and seasoned, pulled chicken. The sweet and spicy flavors of the banana peppers tasted fantastic with the chicken, sauce and cheese. This was a delicious combination of ingredients and a beautiful start to my Spring pizzas!