Almost Famous Pepperoni and Veggie Pizza

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Based on California Pizza Kitchen's delicious "The Works" pizza, this recipe combines the sweet peppers with savory, rustic pepperoni for a delightful blend of flavor. Not to mention it's quick and easy to make!

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

15 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

2 pizzas


  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted red sweet peppers
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 10-inch pre-baked pizza crusts
  • 16 slices of pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place pizza stone on lowest oven rack. Combine red peppers and pizza sauce in blender until smooth. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, add red onion, green sweet pepper, and mushrooms. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Spread pizza sauce evenly over pizza crusts. Top with pepperoni and vegetable mixture, sprinkle with cheese. Bake pizzas one at a time for about 10 minutes each, or until crust and cheese are golden brown.

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