Cheesy Vegetarian Fajita Pizza with Peppers and Onions
In this vegetarian fajita pizza, smoky sauteed peppers and onions join a simple tomato sauce and loads of Monterey jack cheese to make a delicious family-friendly dinner.
Yield: 8 slices
For the pizza dough
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water, divided
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
For the pizza topping
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¾ tsp oregano, divided
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 5 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 8 oz Monterey jack cheese, grated
  1. In a small bowl, combine the yeast with a pinch of sugar and ¼ cup lukewarm water, stirring to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes. If it becomes foamy, then the yeast is alive and raring to go! If not, then the yeast is probably dead or too old and your dough won't rise, so go buy more.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the bread hook attachment, combine the flour, yeast/water mixture, remaining ¾ cup water, olive oil, and salt. Stir on medium speed until dough comes together. Stir on medium-high speed for five minutes. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the topping. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Once shimmering, add the pepper and onion to the pan. Saute until tender and just starting to brown, about 5-6 minutes. Add in the cumin and ½ tsp oregano. Saute for 1-2 minutes or until spices are fragrant. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Remove from the heat.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the tomato paste, water, white wine vinegar, and ¼ tsp oregano. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  5. Heat oven to 500F.
  6. Rub a 12-inch pizza pan with olive oil. When the dough has risen, spread it out over the prepared pan.
  7. Spread the sauce evenly over the dough leaving a 1-inch border around the edges. Top with the grated cheese and the sautéed pepper and onion.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and crust starts to brown. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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