Fennel, Goat Cheese & Ripe Olive Double-Crust Pizza

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Fennel, Goat Cheese & Ripe Olive Double-Crust Pizza

Fennel, Goat Cheese & Ripe Olive Double-Crust Pizza

It’s easy to elevate the humble homemade pizza when you add a second crust on top. Loaded with fennel, bell pepper, onion, garlic, goat cheese and olives, this version is bursting with great flavor.

Nutrition Profile: Heart Healthy   High Fiber   Low Cholesterol   Low Sat Fat  

Serves 4

Prep Time 25 min

Total Time 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon cornmeal, divided
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 16 ounces prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, (see Shopping Tip)
  • 1/2 cup sliced California Ripe Olives
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Position oven rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 425°F. Lightly oil a large baking sheet or coat it with nonstick spray. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. cornmeal.

Step 2

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add fennel, onion, bell pepper, garlic and fennel seeds; cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 7 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

Step 3

Divide the pizza dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, with a floured rolling pin, roll 1 piece of dough into an 11-inch circle; place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cornmeal.

Step 4

Stir olives and cheese into the reserved vegetable mixture. Season with pepper. Spoon mixture over the prepared dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Roll remaining dough into an 11-inch circle and place over the filling. Press edges together, then roll to form a rim. Brush top with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon cornmeal.

Step 5

Bake until the crust is browned and crisp, about 15 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges. Serve immediately.


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