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.
Recipe For Onion and Pepper Pizza
Veggie Pizza With Caramelized Onions And Bell Peppers
- 1 pizza pan
- 1 frying pan
- 1 chef's knife
- 1 spatula
- 1 pizza dough
- 1 large onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 4 plum tomatoes
- dried oregano
- chopped garlic to taste (optional)
- olive oil
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 12 ounces shredded mozzarella or Italian cheese blend for pizza.
- 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.
- In the frying pan, heat some olive oil and the butter on medium high, then add the 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.
- When the onions are caramelized, spread them 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.
- 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.
- Bake the pizza for 25-28 minutes, or until the crust look like it's done and the cheese is golden brown.
- Let the pizza sit for a few minutes and cut it into 8 servings.
Tips For Making This Recipe.
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.
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.
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.
If you use a cheese blend, provolone is a good one to include. I used a basic 6-cheese Italian blend from the supermarket.