Pizza Pizza!

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Pizza Pizza! Pepperoncini & Capers

One of our favorite homemade pizza recipes is loaded with capers and pepperoncini and topped with fresh basil.  There’s nothing much funner than picking your own toppings and making pizza at home, so knock this recipe out with some of your favorite ingredients.

I’m not much of a baker, but Toby loves to bake.  Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day has some super simple bread recipes.  Although it is not really 5 minutes (it takes me that long to clean up the flour mess), it is relatively simple and you can keep the dough in your refrigerator for a couple weeks – the dough is like wine and gets better with age 🙂 .  We use the same bread dough (albeit with a different cooking method or dusting flour) for pizza and fresh bread.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: International


  • 1 pre-made pizza dough from the grocery store
  • olive oil
  • ~1/2 cup of tomato or pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp drained capers
  • 3 medium pepperoncini’s, sliced
  • 1/4 cup basil, chiffonade as garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Roll out the pizza on lightly floured surface.  Brush the edges of the dough with olive oil.  Add a light layer of tomato or pizza sauce, mozzarella, capers, and pepperoncini.
  • Bake on a pizza stone or lined baking sheet ~10-12 minutes or until cooked through and cheese is melted.  Put on the broiler for 1-2 minutes if the cheese has not browned yet.  Take it out, let it cool at least 5 minutes (I know it’s hard to wait for fresh pizza but the roof of your mouth is important!)


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Cheese Grater – got lots of grating options & textures with this guy.

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Keywords: Pizza, Comfort Food, Vegetarian, Italian, Bread


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