Guiltless Tomato Rosemary Pepper & Caramelized Onion Pizza
Time: 25 minutes with crust prep time 2 hours 25 minutes
Yield: 10 – 12 slices
(9 Item Recipe)
16 ounces Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
14 oz Organic Tomato Sauce
1/2 organic red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and sliced thin
1 /2 organic orange bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and sliced thin
1 medium organic vidalia onion, cut into thin rings
3 Sprigs organic rosemary, stems removed, minced fine
Whole wheat Crust Ingredients:
Whole Wheat Crust Directions:
In a large bowl combine yeast and warm water. Let stand for about 5 minutes. Add flour and honey to the yeast bowl. Mix with mixer for approximately 5 minutes. Set the dough aside to rise for approximately 2 hours.
Once the dough has risen, sprinkle flour down to stop from sticking, then roll out the dough to a circle that is approximately 1/2-inch thick and about 18 inches in diameter.
Toppings & Baking Pizza Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet while oven is preheating take your onion slices and saute them in a teaspoon of olive oil for several minutes until they become golden. Shred the cheese, unless you are using shredded. Sprinkle flour on a clean surface and roll out the dough until it is approximately 1/2-inch thick (should be about an 18-inch circle). Transfer dough to a pizza stone or pizza pan large enough to hold it.
Spread the sauce over the surface of the crust, leaving approximately 1/2-inch of crust around the edge. Next top the pizza with cheese. Then put the thinly sliced tomatoes, bell peppers, and sauteed onions on top. Sprinkle finely diced rosemary on top. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve hot.
We typically make several crusts when we make pizza and freeze them so that if we run short on time and are unable to make the dough we have home made stocked and ready to go. It does taste amazing when you make it fresh and it has not been frozen. This is a great activity to get the whole family in on. Kids love to make this and it is a great activity for everyone.