Mushroom & Bell Pepper Pizzette

Pizzette recipe

I remember when I was in college, my nutrition professor always told us that pizza is one of the best fast-foods out there. When I say the best, I mean that it’s least harmful in terms of nutrition. Whenever we go out to eat, or order take out, I always try to go for veggie pizzas like spinach and feta, green salad and olive oil, or simple plain cheese pizza. Not because I’m obsessed about eating as healthy as possible, but because I find that they taste the best (no steak or bacon toppings for me). Pizza  is just one of those “bad” foods that I can eat, and not feel bloated, tired and heavy afterwards, even more so if I prepare it myself.

at home pizza recipe

Mushroom & Bell Pepper Pizzette

Ingredients:

1 small ready-to-bake pizza crust or 1 piece of pita bread
3 slices of red bell pepper
3 slices of green bell pepper
3 slices of red onion, rings separated
olive oil
1 clove of garlic, thinly sliced
few slices of part-skim fresh mozzarella
pizza sauce (optional)

Organic Pizza sauce

Method:

Preheat the oven to 450F (230C). Spread a small amount of olive oil on your pita bread/pizza crust, following with a little bit of pizza sauce (this is totally optional, you can skip this step if you don’t have any pizza sauce handy). Next, top the pizzette with fresh mozzarella, mushroom, peppers, onion and garlic. Lower the oven temperature to 425F (218C) and bake for about 25 minutes.

mushroom and pepper recipe

I don’t think it was ever this difficult for me to take pictures of food. The smell of freshly baked pizza filled out the entire house and I couldn’t wait to dig in. This Pizzette is so easy and quick to make, with ingredients that I can usually always find in my kitchen, great for lunch or dinner. I think that I might actually make a few more of these tonight and experiment with different toppings. Hubby and I have something to celebrate tonight and delicious pizzette accompanied by a glass of Pinot Noir sounds like a great combo ;) .

  • DeAsia Nichelle

    I love this pizza recipe and post! The pictures make me want to go to Mikes! Cant wait to try this recipe out :)
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  • That looks seriously amazing!

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  • I agree with you! We eat homemade pizzas that are healthy. I’m feeling hungry now, though it’s very early. Your pizzette looks delicious.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

    • Homemade pizzas are great :) Thanks Jasmine.

  • And you make me hungry!!! <3

  • Wow Paula! Love, love, LOVE this!! <3

    Every time you put a gorgeous recipe up I think it's my favourite only to fall in love with the next each time ;) What a talented you have! I love that the Pizzette is adorned with healthy options; onions, mushrooms and garlic are my must haves on any pizza :) Despite not being a meat lover, I don't mind sausage or bacon toppings on a pizza, but when in the US I tried a healthy style pizza with olives, spinach and pesto and I felt so much better for it afterwards. The sauce looks absolutely heavenly too!

    I'm totally not surprised you found the picture taking part difficult; you have the restraint of a saint :D How wonderful you and Mark are celebrating, this is such happy news! I hope you had a wonderful time doing so, you deserve all the happiness in the world! <3 :) :D

    Sophie xo

    • Thank you Sophie! I actually thought of you when I was making these, as you once told me that you’re a pizza girl :) I think it might have been when we met in NYC and had… pizza :D

      Thank you so much, it means the world. Yes, lots of things to celebrate, I wrote you all about it in my email. I finally had a minute to write you back ;) <3

      • Aww that’s so lovely of you to have remembered and thought of me! :D I had the best time with you & Mark, that pizza was gorgeous, NYC at its very finest ;)

        You’re so very welcome, am so happy for you and thank you SO much for your email, it completely made my day :D You are the sweetest! <3 <3

        • Aww that makes me so happy to know that <3

          And thank you for yours! I'm home alone tonight with lots of time to kill, so you'll be hearing back from me a lot sooner than last time haha :)

  • This looks so yummy will definitely be trying recipe out – thanks for sharing xx

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  • I am a huge fan of a plain cheese pizza, it s just like heaven to me. People can keep the fancy meat toppings and give all the cheese to me :)

    Gems x

    • Hahaha :) Cheese definitely does the trick ;)

  • I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award :) http://lipstickandmocha.blogspot.com/2014/07/liebster-award.html

  • Definitely going to try this out, I absolutely love pizza! I’m glad your professor said that it’s the best fast food, it doesn’t make me feel so bad! ;)

    I’m the same as you though, I like a healthy pizza, tons of rocket for me! The food photography is making me drool – looks delicious! :)

    Hazel Jane xx
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