Bell Pepper and Onion Pizza

For those days you are craving pizza, save yourself some money and make your own thin crust pizza. By pulling together a few miscellaneous kitchen ingredients, you can turn a craving into a masterpiece. This recipe was inspired by the Big Green Egg.

Before the oven.
After the oven!

Bell Pepper and Onion Pizza

Yield: 4-5 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup warm water

1 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp active dry yeast

3 cups all-purpose flour plus extra as needed

1 tsp table salt

1 tsp olive oil

Cornmeal for dusting

1 cup tomato sauce

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1.5 bell peppers

1/2 white onion

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tsp oregano

How to Make It

  1. Add sugar and yeast to warm water, and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the liquid becomes frothy.
  2. Pour the flour and salt into a bowl, add the yeast mixture, and mix until combined. Add the olive oil and continue to mix. Once blended, knead the dough until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  3. Make dough into four balls and place in separate well-oiled bowls covered with plastic wrap for 1.5 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 525°F.
  5. Cover surface with flour and roll out dough using a rolling pin into a 10 – 12 inch circle. Lightly dust the pizza peel with cornmeal and place rolled-out dough onto the pizza peel.
  6. Top with desired toppings. I add 1/4 cup pizza sauce, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, diced pepper, and sliced onion to each pizza along with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper and oregano.
  7. Bake for 5 – 8 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and crust is crispy. Repeat for remaining dough balls.

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