Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza

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Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 8

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

Updated August 23, 2016
Bake-Off® Contest 35, 1992
George Kysor
San Leandro, California


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


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  • 1
    If using classic crust: Heat oven to 425°F. Spray or grease 13 x 9-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 15 x 10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Starting at center, press dough into 15 x 10-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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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