It’s pizza night! This bell pepper and pesto pizza is going to be a favourite. Take out has nothing on this comfort dish. This pizza is made with fresh pizza dough from the Italian Star Deli and topped with pesto, baked mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and mozzarella. Rolling this pizza dough and pilling it high with roasted vegetable will awaken your inner chef.
Zesty Tip: Pizza dough:
- FREEZE your dough If you will not use it by the best before date.
- WARM your dough to room temperature for an hour before rolling it. It will keep its’ shape easier.
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Cook the vegetables: Place the onion, bell peppers and mushrooms on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle the vegetables with oil, season with salt & pepper and the Italian spice blend. Combine to evenly coat the vegetables. Cook for 15 minutes.
Once the vegetables are cooked, take them out of the oven and increase the temperature to 450F to bake the pizza.
Assemble, bake & serve: Transfer the pizza dough to the baking sheet. Use your hands to pull the dough and shape it as desired. Place the pesto evenly across the pizza. Garnish with the Italian spiced veggie ground, the mushrooms, onion, bell peppers and mozzarella.
Bake in a 450F oven for 15 minutes. Cut and serve.
Gluten-Friendly: Bake 8-10 minutes or until the mozzarella is golden.
*Gluten Friendly 2 portion plan note: the Gluten Free Pizza dough is inside your delivery bag as it is too large to fit inside the meal box. Keep the Gluten Free Pizza dough in the fridge or freezer.
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Dr. Herrington's Health Fact
Basil is one of the key ingredient of pesto. One study, using a type of basil called Holy Basil, found that people who took the extract, felt less anxious, stressed, and depressed.
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Cooking with Kids
Cooking for kids?
Feel free to slowly introduce pesto to children as they may not like it’s flavour right away. You can easily swap the pesto by tomato sauce or combine the pesto with tomato sauce for a flavour kids are more used to.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 4.
- Roll the dough
Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.