Roasted Pepper and Chorizo Pizza with Arugula
Recipe type: pizza
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Serves: serves 4
Make a gourmet pizza at home with fresh herbs, two Italian cheese, spicy chorizo, roasted peppers, and arugula.
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into quarters
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • ½ lb. chorizo
  • Pizza dough
  • 2 T. fresh herbs, chopped (I used basil and oregano)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ c. tomato sauce
  • 1 c. Italian cheeses, shredded (I used Mozzarella and Fontinella)
  • 1 c. arugula
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place the bell pepper quarters, cut side down, on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and cut the peppers into thin strips.
  4. Meanwhile, place the chorizo in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute for 5-7 minutes or until browned. Remove from heat.
  5. Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray and stretch the pizza dough to fit the pan. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and garlic. Bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the pizza crust from the oven and spread the tomato sauce over top, leaving ½ inch around the edge for the crust.
  7. Sprinkle the pizza with the cheeses. Top with the chorizo and roasted pepper strips.
  8. Place the pizza back in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is brown and the cheese is melted.
  9. Spread the fresh arugula over top of the cooked pizza. Cut into 8 pieces and serve immediately.
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