Pizza Week – Day 3: Deep-Dish Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes

Pizza Week Day Three

Deep Dish Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes
Deep Dish Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes

THUNDER BAY – Pizza Week continues with this tasty pizza recipe from Foodland Ontario.

Deep and delicious, filled with mushrooms, peppers, pepperoni and cheese; topped with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, this pizza is sure to delight everyone!

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 20 minutes
Makes 8 slices

1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1 cup (250 mL) chopped Ontario Onion
1 cup (250 mL) sliced Ontario Mushrooms
3/4 cup (175 mL) each chopped Ontario Greenhouse Sweet Yellow and Red Peppers
1 prepared pizza dough (500 g)
1/2 cup (125 mL) pizza sauce
3/4 cup (175 mL) sliced Ontario Turkey Pepperoni
1-1/2 cup (375 mL) shredded Ontario Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
24 Ontario Cherry or Grape Greenhouse Tomatoes halved
2 tbsp (25 mL) sliced fresh Ontario Basil Leaves

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, cover and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; let cool slightly.

On a floured surface, roll dough into 12-inch (30 cm) circle; press into and up sides of lightly greased 10-inch (25 cm) cast iron skillet. Spread pizza sauce on bottom of the dough. Top with mushroom mixture and pepperoni; sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly about 20 minutes. Top pizza with tomatoes and basil.

Nutritional Information:
1 Slice
PROTEIN: 16 grams
FAT: 12 grams
FIBRE: 3 grams
SODIUM: 520 mg

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