I have a confession to make. Every week I buy between 6-8 bell peppers, because well, we eat them with everything. But I am so OVER them. I’m mean you can only marinate and sautee peppers so much and then they become boring and predictable.
Finding Love Again…
Or at least they have become boring for me… until I came across a real cool recipe by Camila Alves.
Does the name ring a bell? She’s the wife of actor, Matthew McConaughey. Don’t even ask me how I came across her food blog. I don’t remember? But the name of her blog is womenoftoday.com. She has some seriously ridiculously cute ways to decorate for parties and some great recipe ideas too.
Anyways, she was the first person that I saw create pizza crust using bell peppers as the base. What? This is pure genius if you ask me. Doesn’t this look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G?
Behold, The Best Bell Pepper Pizza Recipe!
I later googled the idea and found that this recipe is very uncommon. I think everyone is still enamored with cauliflower crust pizza.
While cauliflower crust pizza is great…
The Best Bell Pepper Pizza crust is even BETTER.
Reason 1: Bell pepper pizza crust is faster to prep. Just a quick clean and cut in half and a good rinse and you are ready to build your own pizza. Cauliflower has to be cut, placed in a food processor, mixed in with ingredients, steamed and then formed into a pizza shape.
Reason 2: Bell pepper pizza crust is easier to clean up. Just discard your little seedling and your clean up is done. Cauliflower crust has little tiny cauliflower florets that fly every where.
Reason 3: Bell pepper crust pizza is easier to eat. I don’t know about you but every time I made cauliflower crust it usually crumbled under the weight of melted cheese and sauteed veggie toppings. Bell pepper crust doesn’t fall apart.
Reason 4: Bell pepper crust pizza tastes better. Okay, so maybe you should know that I’m not a big fan of cauliflower crust pizza. I never fully got on the band wagon with this idea probably because of the above reasons but mostly because I really didn’t think it tasted all that great. Bell pepper pizza crust is amazing. It truly has the right texture and taste to carb your “bread crust” cravings.
Bell pepper crust pizza is tender enough to bite into but firm enough to hold together while you are eating. 🙂 Plus, the baked taste of bell pepper is the perfect match for roasted tomato sauce, pepperoni, caramelized pineapple topped with melted cheese and sprinkled with olives. My kids and hubby can eat olives by the can if I’d let them. ;)K
I love this recipe! Anything that tastes great and only takes me 10 minutes of hands on prep work and SUPER healthy goes to the top of my FAVORITE list. I also LOVE bell peppers again! 🙂
Here’s what you need to make your own Best Bell Pepper Pizza crust Recipe:
The Best Bell Pepper Pizza Crust Recipe (Gluten-free & Dairy-free)
Author: Allison Kuslikis
3 Large Bell Peppers
1 cup of shredded cheese (I used Daiya)
1 cup of pizza or tomato sauce
1/2 cup of turkey pepperoni (I used Applegate)
1/2 cup chunked pineapple cut into slices
1/2 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup of sliced olives
sprinkle with oregano & garlic powder (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut peppers in half, clean out the inside and rinse well under running water. (This helps your pepper to cook evenly.)
Place your bell peppers on a baking sheet and top with your favorite pizza ingredients. I did sauce, spinach, cheese, olives, pineapple and pepperoni. Sprinkle dried oregano and garlic powder on top if you prefer.
After bell peppers have cooked for 10 minutes they should be fork tender. Turn the oven to broil and cook for an additional 3 minutes to melt cheese further.
Eat & Enjoy!
Serving Size: 1/2 of a bell pepper
Calories per serving: 223.26 kcal
Fat per serving: 15.99 g
Saturated fat per serving: 6.62 g
Carbs per serving: 9.88 g
Protein per serving: 10.35 g
Fiber per serving: 2.9 g
Sugar per serving: 6.32 g
Cholesterol per serving: 38.9 mg
I would love to hear from you. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know by giving the recipe a rating and leaving a comment.