Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Use this cheese pizza recipe as a template, and vary the cheeses and vegetables to make your own creations. Allow the pizza to stand five minutes before slicing to allow any liquid on top time to be reabsorbed into the toppings so the crust won't get soggy.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°.

Step 2

Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add black pepper, minced garlic, and mushrooms; sauté for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and most of liquid evaporates.

Step 3

Spread sauce over the pizza crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border, and top with mushroom mixture. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella, fontina, and Parmesan cheeses. Top with roasted red bell peppers, 1 tablespoon capers, and artichokes. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown. Let pizza stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

fairydragonstar's Review

February 03, 2013
This was out of this world...I followed the recipe exactly but could not find the cheese in the crust boboli so used the thin crust whole wheat and the flavor was wonderful this will be a go to recipe in our house. Served it with a side salad to round out the meal

ConniefromPA's Review

June 28, 2010
Great pizza, I have been making this for years. I don't do capers and may be a little heavy handed on the cheese. Have served it to many guests with rave reviews!