Sweet Pepper Pizza

Sweet Pepper Pizza with Vegan Sausage

  • February 23, 2017
Not sure what’s up with all the pizza cravings/recipes lately, but I’m not hating on it.
And I’m sure you’re not either.
Let’s be real though, pizza is trendy as hell.
People are gearing up for summer with inflatable slices for the pool.
Going out and getting pizza covered comforters and backpacks.
I even saw someone with a pepperoni-printed floppy hat. A freaking floppy hat. It’s straight madness out there.
And here I am just trying to get a piece of that pie in the sky. Know what I’m sayin’? Trying to get me some of that dough!
And of course, I’m trying to get my hands on a slice of this sweet pepper pizza topped with vegan sausage and dairy-free mozz. 

It’s so legit. I made it last night for my best friend and she was all about it.

I bet you will be, too!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 8 minutes

Ingredients You’ll Need

1 Ball Of Pizza Dough Ready To Be Stretched And Rolled

1 Green Bell Pepper Sliced Thinly

1 Red Bell Pepper Sliced Thinly

1/2 Red Onion Sliced Thinly

1/2 Vegan Italian Sausage Link Sliced And Cut Into Fourths (I used Tofurky Italian Sausage)

1 Cup Vegan Mozzarella (I used Miyoko’s VeganMozz)

Semolina Flour For Sprinkling Dough

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

6 Garlic Cloves Minced

Basil Leaves For Tomato Sauce And For Garnish

1 28-Oz. Can San Marzano Tomatoes

1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1/4 Tsp Dried Oregano

1 Tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Water

Let’s Do This

  1. Heat a baking stone in the oven at 500 degrees.
  2. Start the tomato sauce. Remove whole tomatoes from can and place into a large bowl. 
  3. Pour 1/2 cup water into the can and reserve for sauce later.
  4. In the bowl, squeeze the tomatoes and break them down into smaller chunks with your hands.
  5. Heat oil over medium heat in a sauce skillet.
  6. As soon as the oil is hot, add the minced garlic.
  7. Once garlic is sizzling, add crushed tomatoes and 1/2 of the tomato reserve. 
  8. Add red pepper flakes, oregano and salt. Then stir.
  9. Place basil with stems on the surface and let them wilt.
  10. Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes. 
  11. While the sauce is simmering, stretch and roll the dough into a 12-inch round.
  12. When tomato base is ready, remove the stone from the oven and transfer the pizza round.
  13. Using a ladle or large spoon, distribute the tomato mixture evenly among the center of the pie. (You won’t use all the sauce.) 
  14. Dot the pie with pieces of mozzarella and top with peppers, onion and sausage.
  15. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 8 minutes or until the dough has browned.
  16. Remove from the oven and garnish with basil. 
  17. Cut into slices and serve.

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