Nov 7, 2005

Whole Wheat Pizza with Roasted Peppers and Olives

We had the most amazing pizza for lunch yesterday. I was inspired by the roasted red and yellow bell peppers in my freezer and a half full jar of pasta sauce in the fridge. I tweaked my pizza crust recipe a bit and created a simple pizza with flavors that will make your taste buds sing.

Whole Wheat Pizza with Roasted Peppers and Olives


2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1½ tsp. garlic powder
1 c. warm water
1 pkg. yeast
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of sugar


Mozzarella cheese
Pasta or pizza sauce
Sliced Pepperoni
Roasted red and yellow bell peppers strips
Sliced black olives

Add a pinch of sugar and the package of yeast to the water. Set aside for 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine flours, salt, Italian seasoning and garlic powder, mix well. Pour the water and olive oil into the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Knead a few times, until smooth. Allow dough to rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Form dough into a pizza crust and place on an oiled cookie sheet or corn meal sprinkled, warmed pizza stone. Top pizza with above toppings and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until nicely browned.

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