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Bake-Off® Contest 35, 1992
San Leandro, California

Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza

A sophisticated pizza for garlic lovers bakes up quickly and so deliciously right in your own oven.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust or 1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated thin pizza crust
5
cloves garlic, peeled
1/4
cup olive oil
2
red bell peppers, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1/2
cup (from Green Giant® 4.5-oz jar) sliced mushrooms, drained
3
tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1
jar (6 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 If using classic crust: Heat oven to 425°F. Spray or grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish or 12-inch pizza pan. Unroll dough in pan. Starting at center, press out dough to edge of pan. If using thin crust: Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15x10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Starting at center, press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle.
  • 2 In food processor bowl with metal blade or blender, place garlic. Cover; process 10 to 15 seconds or until finely chopped. With food processor or blender running, add 3 tablespoons of the oil through feed tube or opening in top of blender lid. Process 20 to 30 seconds or just until blended. Spread garlic mixture over dough.
  • 3 In 8-inch skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until hot; cook and stir bell peppers in oil 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Layer peppers, mushrooms, basil, artichokes and olives over garlic mixture; top with cheeses.
  • 4 Bake classic crust 14 to 18 minutes, thin crust 12 to 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown around edges and cheese is melted. Cut into 8 servings.
  • 1 If using classic crust: Heat oven to 425°F. Spray or grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish or 12-inch pizza pan. Unroll dough in pan. Starting at center, press out dough to edge of pan. If using thin crust: Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15x10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Starting at center, press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle.
  • 2 In food processor bowl with metal blade or blender, place garlic. Cover; process 10 to 15 seconds or until finely chopped. With food processor or blender running, add 3 tablespoons of the oil through feed tube or opening in top of blender lid. Process 20 to 30 seconds or just until blended. Spread garlic mixture over dough.
  • 3 In 8-inch skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until hot; cook and stir bell peppers in oil 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Layer peppers, mushrooms, basil, artichokes and olives over garlic mixture; top with cheeses.
  • 4 Bake classic crust 14 to 18 minutes, thin crust 12 to 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown around edges and cheese is melted. Cut into 8 servings.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Tip if using classic crust: For a crispier crust, prebake crust 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown, then add toppings; bake pizza 8 to 14 minutes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
780mg
780%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.