Vegetable: Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Pizza

posted by robbiehaf 01-29-102 8:36 PM

From Robbie's Recipes
Roasted Garlic and Peppers Pizza

Sauce is made from roasted garlic and sun dried tomatoes and pizza is topped with roasted onions and peppers, along with feta, fresh herbs, and cheese.

1 head garlic - un-peeled
2 Tbls. olive oil - divided
1 large red onion - cut in 1/2" rings
1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes - drained, reserve oil
12" pizza crust - un-cooked
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese – low-fat okay
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, jarred - cut in 1/2" slices
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil - divided
2 Tbls. chopped fresh parsley - divided

Brush baking sheet with 1/2 Tbls. olive oil. Slice top off garlic head; place in small baking dish. Drizzle with 1 Tbls. olive oil. Place onion slices on sheet and brush onion with 1/2 Tbls. olive oil. Bake garlic and onion until garlic cloves are light brown and soft and onion is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool.

Using fingers, squeeze out roasted garlic cloves into food processor; add sun-dried tomatoes. Toggling on and off, process until almost smooth, adding enough reserved oil from sun-dried tomatoes to form paste.

Prepare pizza dough of choice and have it ready to be topped. Spread garlic paste evenly over crust. Top with mozzarella cheese, onions, pepper strips, and feta cheese. Sprinkle with 2 Tbls. basil and 1 Tbls. parsley.

Bake pizza in 375 degree oven until crust is golden brown and cheese bubbles. Transfer to cutting board. Cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbls. basil and 1 Tbls. parsley. Cut into wedges and serve.

Serves : 8
Prep. Time : 1:45

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