Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pepperoni Pizza {Vegetarian}

We love pizza, but rushing out to a restaurant or ordering in when we have a pizza craving isn't often feasible. The great thing about pizza at home is everyone can choose the exact toppings they want, and you can make multiple pizzas with various toppings.

When the kids and I had this pizza, the meat-eating husband had a similar version with salami instead of vegan pepperoni. He claims it was also delicious. I absolutely love having more single ingredients on-hand since starting our Get Real challenge. It really encouraged us to stay home and assuage our pizza cravings at home with this simple recipe. It turned out incredibly and we'll definitely be having it again.

Pepperoni Pizza
  • 1 pizza dough* (Betty Crocker recipe with substitutions)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup marinara or Bolognese sauce
  • 6 slices green pepper
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Pepperoni slices, quartered
*I used unbleached flour and substituted sucanat for sugar
Prepare dough as directed. Pre-bake at 425 for 7-8 minutes. Meanwhile, saute onions and garlic in a bit of olive oil. Top crust with bolognese, onion and garlic mixture, green pepper slices, Mozarella, black olives and "pepperoni."

Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.

The Results
Holy deliciousness. This is definitely one of the best homemade pizzas we've ever made. The kids actually liked both versions, with Goose leaning heavily toward the vegetarian version.

This post is shared with Real Food Wednesday, Whole Food Wednesdays, What's Cooking Wednesday, What's on Your Plate?, What's on the Menu Wednesday, Let's Do Brunch, Works for me Wednesday, These Chicks Cooked and Bake with Bizzy.


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  2. Come share this fabulous recipe at my Famous Linkz Party!!

  3. You have such wonderful dishes, you could be featured weekly and you are again, this week at Bake with Bizzy. Pizza sounds good. Maybe for dinner.