Shortcut Mediterranean Pizza

Easy pizza dinner ready in just 25 minutes! Enjoy the Mediterranean flavors of this delicious pizza made using bell peppers, tomatoes, Italian peppers and olives – a sweet and spicy treat!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

1
package (14 oz) prebaked original Italian pizza crust or other 12-inch prebaked pizza crust
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
1
jar (7 or 7.25 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, diced (3/4 cup)
1
jar (7 oz) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, chopped
2
plum (Roma) tomatoes, sliced
1
small red onion, sliced
2
pepperoncini peppers (bottled Italian peppers), drained, sliced
2
tablespoons sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
2
tablespoons sliced ripe olives
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1 Heat oven to 450ºF. On ungreased cookie sheet, place pizza crust.
  • 2 Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over crust. Top with remaining ingredients except basil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the basil.
  • 3 Bake about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges to serve.

Expert Tips

Pepperoncini peppers, also called Tuscan peppers, are a pickled variety of chili pepper; they give a slightly sweet and spicy-hot flavor to this pizza. They are most often sold next to pickles or specialty pickled items.

Mediterranean Shrimp Pizza: Add 1 can (4 ounces) medium shrimp, drained and rinsed, with the remaining ingredients in step 2.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.