This Three Pepper Pizza is the go-to dinner for Meatless Monday. All you need is a store-bought pizza dough, tri-color peppers, onion, garlic, spices and mozzarella cheese to enjoy a slice of heaven! Believe it or not, no sauce needed!
1pizza dough,usually available at your supermarket bakery
1largesweet onion,sliced thin
1red bell pepper,cut into strips
1yellow bell pepper,cut into strips
1green bell pepper,cut into strips (orange bell peppers work as well)
4garlic cloves,chopped or 2 teaspoons minced garlic
salt to taste
1teaspooncayenne(more if you like it hotter)
Take pizza dough from refrigerator and let sit out an hour prior to rolling out.
Half hour prior to cooking, place a pizza stone or cookie sheet in oven and preheat to 500 degrees.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Saute onions for 3-5 minutes then remove with slotted spoon. Add remaining 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and place peppers, garlic and half of herbs in pan. Season with salt and cayenne. Saute for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Sprinkle cornmeal on flat surface. Take pizza dough and punch down then roll out to a circle slightly smaller than your pizza stone or a rectangle if using a cookie sheet. Sprinkle more cornmeal as needed so that dough does not stick to rolling pin. I also pick mine up and stretch the edges slightly to help with the shaping.
Some people put their pizza together on a pizza peel or paddle and then transfer it to the pizza stone but I have never had any luck with that. Instead, when I am ready to assemble, I take the pizza stone from the oven, sprinkle it well with cornmeal and carefully place my dough on the stone. If you are using a cookie sheet, carefully place your dough on that.
Spread onions on top of the dough, leaving about ½"-1" on sides to prevent spills. Next spread pepper mixture on top of onions. Lay mozzarella cheese on top of peppers then grate some fresh Pecorino-Romano on top.
Carefully place pizza stone or cookie sheet back in oven and bake about 20-25 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is crisp.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining herbs, cut and serve.
Makes 1 pizza or about 8 slices enough for 4 people.