- Thaw the bread dough. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 8 pieces. Cover; let dough rest for 10 minutes. Roll each piece of dough into a 6-inch circle. Grease 2 extra-large baking sheets; sprinkle with the cornmeal. Transfer dough circles to baking sheets. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 5 minutes. Place baking sheets on wire racks to cool.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together the olive oil or cooking oil and ground red pepper; brush onto crusts. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese. Top with the roasted peppers, tomato, onion, goat cheese or feta cheese, and olives.
- Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 5 to 7 minutes more or until crusts are crisp. Before serving, sprinkle with oregano or basil. Makes 8 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
To roast the sweet peppers, halve peppers; remove stems, membranes, and seeds. Place peppers, cut sides down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until skins are bubbly and brown. Place in a clean paper bag; close bag and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes or until peppers are cool enough to handle. Pull off skins gently using a parking knife.
You can substitute 1 tablespoon dried oregano or dried basil, crushed, for the fresh herb. Instead of sprinkling it over the pizzas, stir the dried herb into the olive oil mixture before brushing the crusts.
Nutrition Facts (California Pizzas)
- Per serving:
- 356 kcal ,
- 18 g fat
- (7 g sat. fat ,
- 28 mg chol. ,
- 522 mg sodium ,
- 34 g carb. ,
- 5 g fiber ,
- 18 g pro.