Onion and Green Pepper Pizza - This is always my favorite vegetarian pizza to order at a pizza place, now I can make it at home! theliveinkitchen.com

Onion and Green Pepper Pizza

Crisp tender vegetables on a classic pizza crust.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 319kcal
Author Lindsay Moe


  • 1 cup very warm water
  • 1 package quick rise yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2-2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal for dusting the pan
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 small onion, sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, stem and seeds removed, sliced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add water, then sprinkle with the yeast. Allow to sit 5 minutes. The yeast should turn frothy. Add the olive oil, sugar, and salt and mix. Add the whole wheat flour and mix again. With the motor running, add the all-purpose flour a little at a time until the desired consistency is reached. The dough should pull away from the sides and bottom of the bowl. It may still be a little tacky, but should not completely stick to your fingers, nor should it crumble or break into pieces.
  • Transfer dough to a floured counter or board and knead a few minutes before forming into a tight ball. Place the dough ball in a large greased or oiled bowl and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Place the bowl in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Dust a large baking sheet with cornmeal.
  • Punch the dough down and cut it in half, reserving one half for another use. Using your hands, gently stretch the dough into a square a bit before placing it on the baking sheet and continuing to spread it out.
  • Spread the pizza with the pizza sauce, then sprinkle on the mozzarella. Evenly distribute the onion and pepper, then sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Add crushed red pepper flakes and black pepper to taste.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until the crust is beginning to brown and the cheese is melted. Slice and serve.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2.5mg