February 22, 2021

Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Pizza

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
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This Gluten-Free Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Pizza is a delicious pizza that has a roasted red pepper sauce topped with sausage and two cheeses! The gluten free crust is fluffy with a nice crunch! Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy!

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roasted red pepper and sausage pizza

Gluten-Free Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Pizza

Need a fun weekend recipe that's delicious and easy to make? Look no further! This recipe is also gluten free, but not free of flavor and features Bob's Red Mill's grain free flatbread mix! The roasted red pepper sauce is a sauce that's made in the oven and then pureed in a blender. It has garlic, fresh herbs, red peppers, and a little red pepper flakes for a nice kick! The crust is a simple 4 ingredient crust that's gluten free and have a beautiful flaky and crunchy texture.

Put all of the together and add sausage and cheese on top and it's a match made in heaven!

Bob's Red Mill Grain Free Flatbread Mix

how do you make gluten free pizza dough from scratch?

For this recipe, it's super simple. I used two packs of Bob's Red Mill's Grain Free Flatbread Mix and mixed it together with 2 eggs, baking soda, a pinch of salt, a little olive oil, and some water. Mix all of those ingredients together, cover and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then smooth the gluten free pizza dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper!

I drizzled a little additional olive oil on top of mine and added a little bit of freshly cracked pepper for some more flavor. It's simple, easy, and so good!

Picture of pizza dough in a parchment lined baking sheet

do you cook bell peppers before putting on pizza?

Yes! This roasted red pepper pizza sauce is made from red peppers roasted in the oven and then pureed. This replaces your traditional tomato based pizza sauce with a roasted red pepper sauce instead. This sauce does however contain a little tomato paste for flavor and color, but the roasted red pepper flavor is the dominant taste - which is exactly what we want!

Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Pizza

Are roasted bell peppers spicy?

No, not at all! Bell peppers are more so used for their peppery and fresh flavors. Bell peppers are one of those ingredients that always add a nice bright touch to whatever it's in. When they're roasted, they're even more delicious because they develop a smoky flavor. To enhance the flavor of the roasted bell pepper sauce, I added onion, garlic, basil, and a little red pepper and tomato paste. These ingredients really bring out the sauce and make it even better when pairing it with sausage and cheese.

Roasted Bell Pepper and Sausage Pizza

what types of cheeses are used on this pizza?

I used shredded Monterey Jack Cheese and shredded Mozzarella cheese. Both cheeses give that nice cheese pull that we all know and love. They're also cheeses that add a nice flavor but aren't overpowering because the roasted red pepper sauce and sausage are strong. These cheese mellow out all of the spices and give this pizza that "mmmm" taste!

It's so good! Pairing these cheese with sausage and getting that melty gooey deliciousness, it's the best taste combo ever!

Roasted Bell Pepper and Sausage Pizza

How do you make roasted red pepper and sausage pizza?

I started by making the sauce first. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and add a red pepper, onion, fresh herbs to a dutch oven and roasted for 30 minutes. Once the pepper is soft and tender, add to a blender and puree the sauce with tomato paste and salt and pepper.

In a skillet, saute the sausage until well done. Then, in a bowl, mix together ingredients for the crust and then flatten crust onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Pour about a ½ cup to a cup (you may have some leftover sauce) of the sauce on top of the crust. Sprinkle the sausage on top with cheese and freshly chopped parsley. Then bake for about 20-25 minutes... then you're done! Ready to eat!

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Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Pizza

This Gluten-Free Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Pizza is a delicious pizza that has a roasted red pepper sauce topped with sausage and two cheeses! The gluten free crust is fluffy with a nice crunch! Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy!
Serving: 15 servings
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Calories: 250kcal

Ingredients

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • ¼ onion
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water

Cheeses

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Remove stem and seeds from bell peppers and add to an oven safe dutch oven. Also add in onion, garlic cloves, dried basil, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and cover with lid and bake for 30 minutes.
  • While sauce is roasting in the oven, cook ground sausage in a skillet until cook thoroughly.
  • For the dough, mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Once ingredients are fully incorporated, cover with a towel and let the dough sit for 5-10 minutes. Add dough to a parchment lined baking sheet and press into a rectangle (like in the photo above).
  • Once the red peppers have finished roasting in the oven, add to a blender with tomato paste and puree until smooth.
  • Add ½ cup to 1 cup of sauce on top of the pizza dough, smoothing it around to make sure the pizza is covered. (You may have a bit of leftover sauce) Be sure to leave the edges bare. Top with ground sausage and then with cheese. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes in the oven. Top with basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American

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