Veggie Deep Dish Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1/2 homemade pizza dough recipe
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced thin lengthwise then cut in half
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup black olives, drained, sliced
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to broil. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Put tomatoes, green pepper, mushrooms, onion and garlic on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine. Broil for 5-8 minutes, tossing every couple minutes, until vegetables are tender and begin to brown. Set aside.


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.


Coat a 12-inch cast iron skillet or round baking dish with extra virgin olive oil. Put your dough in the pan and push it up around the sides about 1 to 1.5 inches.


Sprinkle 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese over the dough. Add the roasted vegetables and olives. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Top with remaining 1 cup Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. 


Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese and sauce are bubbly. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting, then serve immediately.


by The Savvy Kitchen

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