Roasted Red Pepper Pizza

Slice of roasted red pepper sauce pizza on newsprint wax paper.

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Roasted Red Pepper Pizza uses a sauce made from blended roasted red peppers drizzled over ricotta cheese to create and warm, savory, and quick pizza recipe. This is one of my favorite homemade pizza recipes to make!


1 refrigerated pizza dough
1 7oz jar roasted red peppers, drained
1 garlic clove
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 and 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, and salt for crust


1. Preheat oven to 425. Lightly spray a pizza pan with cooking spray. Open the pizza dough and roll on a floured surface until you have a 12″ circle. (See above in post for a more detail explanation of the best way to roll out the pizza). Bake for 8 minutes then remove from oven.

2. In a food processor or blender, blend the roasted red peppers, garlic clove, salt and 1/2 tablespoon of oil.

3. After the pizza dough has pre-baked, cover it with the Mozzarella cheese, leaving a small border for the crust. If you feel it needs more cheese depending on how large your pizza dough is, by all means add more cheese! After the crust is covered with the Mozzarella, spoon over top in small dollops the ricotta cheese, then sprinkle over top the Parmesan cheese, then drizzle the roasted red pepper sauce. With a basting brush (or you can use a paper towel as a brush) coat the crust with some extra virgin olive oil and very lightly sprinkle with garlic powder and a little salt. Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes until the crust is crispy and the cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.

4. Top with the chopped basil. Allow to cool a little, then slice and eat!