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Pepper Lover's Pizza Recipe

Pepper Lover's Pizza Recipe

These colorful and versatile pizzas are piled high with peppers, but taste great with any veggies. They’re also a quick fix for lunch or dinner. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 each small sweet yellow, orange and red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add peppers, onion and Italian seasoning; cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Cut bread in half lengthwise; place on a baking sheet. Spread cut sides of bread with pesto; top with pepper mixture. Top with cheese.
  • 3. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into slices. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.