We’re big fans of pizza in our house. We do order in on occasion, but usually we buy frozen cheese pizzas from the supermarket that the boyfriend doctors up to our tastes. It’s not only a cheaper option to the local pizza joint – but it also means we can control the ingredients we eat.
Here’s a recipe for a healthy pizza-ish dish featuring a personal favourite (bell peppers) that I hope pleases you as much as it does me. It’s easy and versatile, and a perfect excuse to use up any slightly wrinkly peppers in your fridge.
Bell Pepper Pizzas
This recipe is per pepper. Simply adjust for the amount of peppers you plan on making.
- 1 large bell pepper (colour of your choice)
- 2 Tbsp pizza sauce
- 1/4 c grated cheese (I used a Cheddar Mozzarella blend)
- a pinch each of red pepper flakes, dried basil and dried basil
- olive oil for drizzling
- whichever toppings you like (I used peppered salami, thinly sliced shallots, sliced grape tomatoes, red chili flakes and fresh parsley)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cut peppers in half and remove seeds and membrane. Lay peppers flat on a baking sheet, cut side up. Drizzle with a touch of olive oil, and sprinkle with dried basil and oregano.
- Bake for 10 minutes, to soften and slightly cook peppers.
- Remove peppers from oven and check internal temperature (I just stuck a knife into the fattest part of the fattest pepper, then touched the blade to see if it was hot). If heated through sufficiently, season with salt and pepper and serve.
Next, fill with pizza sauce and cheese then have fun topping with ingredients of your choice!