Peppers-and-Cheese Pizza

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Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Bake: 18 Minutes


1 medium onion, diced
1 medium-size green bell pepper, diced
1 large banana pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 (24-ounce) package refrigerated pizza crusts
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Sauté diced onion, diced peppers, and minced garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Remove onion mixture from heat, and set aside.

Stir together cream cheese, next 5 ingredients, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil until blended.

Place crust on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread with cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with onion mixture and Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 400° for 15 to 18 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mama Mary's Gourmet Pizza Crusts.

Marian Lovene Griffey, Gainesville, Florida,

Southern Living

September 2005
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