How to Make Vegetarian Pizza

Ingredients for crust:

-4 cups of All-purpose flour (and a little extra for rolling)

-1 teaspoon of sugar

-1 teaspoon of Active Dry or Instant Yeast

-1 teaspoon of Kosher Salt

-1/3 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Ingredients for pizza:

-2 cups of mushrooms

-1 pint of grape tomatoes

-1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

-1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

-1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese

-2 cups (8 ounces) of thinly sliced Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

-E.V.O.O. for drizzling

-Salt & pepper for sprinkling


Instructions for crust:

-Mix yeast with 1½ cups of water.

-After yeast is mixed, add flour, sugar, and salt.

-In a separate bowl drizzle olive oil over all-purpose flour and mix. After thoroughly mixing, combine yeast/water mixture to the flour.

-Move the mixed dough into a separate bowl and form the dough into a ball. Drizzle with olive oil as needed, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.


Instructions for pizza:

-Slice mushrooms, bell peppers, and grape tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

-Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

-Drizzle cookie sheet with olive oil, coating the pan evenly. Remove half of the pizza dough from the bowl. Stretch pizza dough onto a rectangle cookie sheet pressing with fingers to finish forming.

-Drizzle pizza dough with olive oil and top with mozzarella slices, mushrooms, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Top with Parmesan cheese.

-Bake for 10-15 minutes; remove from pan, slice, and serve!