Veggie Pizza With Caramelized Onions and Bell Peppers Recipe


Caramelized onions, red, yellow and orange bell peppers, and fresh tomatoes make a delicious veggie pizza that’s not too spicy, so the kids will eat it without complaining that they’re getting some nutrition.

Make this pizza using a homemade pizza crust, or shortcut it with a store-bought crust.


veggie pizza

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Recipe For Onion and Pepper Pizza

cooked pizza

Veggie Pizza With Caramelized Onions And Bell Peppers

A delicious veggie pizza with colorful bell peppers, sweet onions, and fresh tomatoes. Add sauce and garlic for extra flavor, or leave it less spicy.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Rising time for the pizza dough 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 58 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 9

Equipment

  • 1 pizza pan
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 chef's knife
  • 1 spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • salt
  • dried oregano
  • chopped garlic to taste (optional)
  • olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 12 ounces shredded mozzarella or Italian cheese blend for pizza.

Instructions
 

  • Make the pizza dough using the recipe linked below, or use a purchased one.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • Prep the onion and peppers by slicing them into lengthwise strips. I used the entire onion and half of each of the peppers, but you can use as much as you like.
  • Slice the tomatoes and have them ready to add to the peppers.
  • If you want to use garlic, mince a couple of cloves.
  • Oil the pizza pan with some olive oil.
  • Put the pizza dough in the pan so that it's ready for the toppings.
    pizza dough in the pan
  • In the frying pan, heat some olive oil and the butter on medium high, then add the onions.
    caramelizing onions
  • Saute the onions, stirring regularly, until they start to turn dark and caramelized. Keep them moving in the pan so that they don't burn.
    caramelizing onions
  • When the onions are caramelized, spread them on the pizza dough.
    putting the onions on the pizza dough
  • Saute the peppers and garlic in the frying pan, adding some more olive oil if you need to.
  • When the peppers have softened a little, add the tomatoes to the pan and saute them until they're softened.
  • Spread the sauteed vegetables on top of the onions on the pizza dough.
    peppers and onions on the pizza dough
  • Sprinkle the oregano on top of the vegetables, adding as much as you want to. If you want to add other spices like red pepper or basil you can do that now.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese on the pizza evenly.
    unbaked pizza
  • Bake the pizza for 25-28 minutes, or until the crust look like it's done and the cheese is golden brown.
    cooked pizza
  • Let the pizza sit for a few minutes and cut it into 8 servings.
    baked and cut pizza
Keyword homemade pizza, veggie pizza

baked and cut pizza

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Tips For Making This Recipe.

caramelizing onions

This is a pretty easy pizza recipe, so there’s not a lot to warn you about. Make sure not to burn the onions, but other than that there’s not a lot that you can do to ruin this one!

When you’re cooking the onions, make sure to keep them moving, or they’ll burn and taste bitter.

With the onions, make sure to slice them pretty evenly, but you don’t need to make them super-thin. I used a sweet Vidalia onion, but you can use any kind if you like a stronger flavor.


pizza dough ball


Use the pizza dough recipe in this article: Quick and Easy Homemade Pizza Dough.

Oil the pizza pan well before putting the pizza dough in, and give yourself time to press it into the pan. If the gluten is too strong in the dough it will spring back, so press it into the pan then let it relax for a while and keep shaping it.

Letting it rest will let the gluten relax and the dough won’t fight you when you press it out.


I used half of each bell pepper, but you can use as much of each color as you’d like to. You can also roast the peppers then slice them and put them on the pizza instead of sauteing them.


Spreading tomato sauce on the dough

If you want to add some pizza sauce, do that before putting the onions on the dough. If the tomatoes that you use aren’t really ripe, it can improve the flavor to add a little sauce to the mix.


unbaked pizza

If you use a cheese blend, provolone is a good one to include. I used a basic 6-cheese Italian blend from the supermarket.


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