Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza with Roasted Peppers and Pineapple
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The great part of this recipe is you don’t need to be a Vegetarian to appreciate how amazing it tastes. Our Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza with Roasted Peppers and Pineapple packs a mighty flavor punch that’ll convert even the staunchest of meat eater!

Turkish Bread works for an amazing Pizza Crust when you don’t have time to make your own dough

Usually when it comes to Pizza making the dough is the toughest part. Well, for this recipe we’re taking that challenge out of the equation completely by recommending store bought Turkish Bread!

Turkish Bread is a wonderful bread that works great as a Pizza base. It is naturally very aerated and light, which means the bread will go super crisp when baked. Perfect for a Pizza. Typically, Turkish Bread is baked in quite long, large portions. So, they lend themselves for a family style pizza portions

Simply slice the bread evenly down the middle to reveal that beautiful, aerated bread. Add your sauce, toppings, and cheese then bake. What could be easier?

Most supermarkets and grocery stores these days have a decent range of bread, so finding good quality Turkish bread should hopefully not be too difficult. If you can’t locate any Turkish Bread near you, a good alternative is Ciabatta bread. It has a similar consistency so will work very well as a Pizza base if you follow this recipe

Now, for those who want to make their own dough from scratch we’ve got you. Check out this amazing Pizza recipe from our friends at Onepotdinners.com. They’ve got a brilliant Dough recipe which is so simple to make. The only kick is, you must wait overnight to let the dough proof before you can eat it!

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Using Turkish Bread for this Pizza saves a load of time and the result is amazing. It’s a great choice of bread for a Homemade Pizza where you don’t have time to make your own dough

Roasted Bell Peppers add such an unbelievable depth of flavor

Roasting Bell Peppers on the open fire is one of the simplest joys in the cooking world. There is nothing more caveman than putting an ingredient directly onto the flame and watching it char to a blackened, beautiful result

Roasting Bell Peppers adds an amazing smoky, charred-like flavor to this wonderful ingredient. Combined with the natural sweetness of the Bell Pepper makes for a truly mouth-watering flavor. This is the key ingredient to the dish and makes this Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza Recipe stand out as unique and special

The trick to roasting your Bell Peppers to perfection is to let the skin blacken and start to scorch. You’ll see some brilliant scorching bubbles start to form on the skin, which is exactly what we want. Don’t worry if you think you’re overcooking it, as once the Bell Pepper is cooled we peel away all that burnt skin, leaving the most beautiful flesh which has been flavored with smoky goodness

Yes, Pineapple is on this Pizza, and we stand by it 100%!

Vegetarian Pizza or otherwise, we’re big fans of Pineapple on Pizza here at Dinnertime Somewhere. The debate about whether pineapple ‘should’ be on Pizza is kind of silly to be honest. If you love a topping, then put it on a Pizza! The same goes for anything in cooking. If an ingredient you enjoy eating makes your dish better, then include it!

We find that for this Pizza the Pineapple adds a lovely flavor to the dish. The natural sweetness of Pineapple pairs great with the Roasted Bell Peppers. So, if you’re a fan of Pineapple then by all means include it as a topping!

If you don’t like Pineapple, we’ve got you covered too. Don’t put it on the Pizza! It’s as simple as that

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Our Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza has a phenomenally rich, Tomato based sauce which makes the dish truly special

Our Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza has an amazing, rich tasting Tomato Sauce

So typically, with a pizza you’re spending most of the time preparing the dough. Given we’re using some pre-bought fresh Turkish Bread for the dough, we can spend a little more time on the Sauce

Turkish Bread naturally is quite aerated, so has quite a few large holes in it when you slice it down the middle. We have found that if you use a thin sauce with this type of bread, it’ll end up seeping way into the bread and not stay on the surface. This can result in soggy bread, which is the last thing you want when eating Pizza!

Our solution is to create a thicker sauce by reducing the Tomatoes on the stovetop in a saucepan. This method not only produces a thicker, richer sauce, but it allows you to add a lot more flavors that only benefit when cooking

The two notable additions to the sauce for our Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza is Tomato Paste (concentrated Tomatoes) and Red Wine! Both ingredients create a lovely richness to the sauce when cooked down on the stovetop

Yes, this takes a little bit more time to cook but it is worth it. Why not make a large batch of sauce, then freeze what you don’t need for future Pizza nights! If you want to get super fancy, why not check out our amazing Homemade Red Sauce recipe to ramp up the sauce even further!

Recipe Details

Servings

2 – 4 people

Prep time

35 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes

Total time

45 minutes

Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza with Roasted Peppers and Pineapple Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Turkish Bread Loaf
  • 14oz Can of San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup Red Wine
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled and finely diced
  • ½ Red Onion, finely chopped
  • ½ Red Onion, sliced
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers
  • 4 oz. Canned Pineapple Chunks in Pineapple Juice
  • 8 oz. Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Salt

Instructions

  1. Heat the Olive Oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop. Once hot, add the chopped Red Onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the Garlic
  2. Cook the Garlic for 1 minute, then add the Tomato Paste and Red Wine and stir continuously, until the Red Wine has reduced by approximately ½ in volume
  3. Add the Canned Tomatoes and Salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has thickened in texture, remove from heat to cool
  4. Place the whole Bell Peppers directly on top of a medium flame on the stovetop. Scorch the Bell Pepper on all sides until it has turned black, approximately 2-3 minutes in total then set aside to cool. This will also work with an electric stovetop
  5. Once the Peppers have cooled, remove the core and seeds, then peel the skin away and discard. Chop the Peppers into bite sized chunks
  6. Remove the Pineapple Chunks from the can and squeeze a handful of them at a time over the sink. We want to remove as much excess moisture from the Pineapple as possible to avoid the Pizza turning soggy
  7. Prepare your Pizza by slicing the Turkish Bread lengthways down the center of the bread, to form 2 equal sized halves. Place a generous amount of Tomato Sauce on the open / cut side of the Bread to cover the entire Pizza
  8. Add the Bell Peppers and Pineapple to the Pizza, then tear off small chunks of Mozzarella and place them evenly across the Pizza. Do not fully cover the Pizza with cheese, you want about 60% coverage of cheese max. Finish by topping the Pizza with sliced Red Onions
  9. Place Pizzas on a Sheet Pan and cook in the oven pre-heated to 475 degrees for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the Bread is lovely and crispy
  10. Remove from Oven and finish with a drizzle of Olive Oil and a sprinkling of Flaky Salt. Serve immediately

Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza delicious
The perfect Pizza for a family meal!

Enjoy our delicious Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza!

That’s our recipe for a delicious Vegetarian Turkish Bread Pizza with Roasted Peppers and Pineapple. If you want to make this recipe 100% Vegan you can either exclude the Mozzarella, or place it with a Vegan friendly melting cheese substitute

This is such a great meal for a Friday night to share with the Family. You can always get your kids involved and have them add whatever toppings they would like to the Pizza. There are no wrong toppings to put on a Pizza, so let your creativity run wild!

If you enjoyed this recipe here are a few other of our favorites that we would love for you to try:

Happy Cooking!

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