Bell Pepper Pizzas

These hand-held bell pepper pizzas channel the deliciousness of pizza with a healthy twist! Packing way more nutrients than the average bagel bite or pizza roll, they make a perfect appetizer for parties and a great healthy snack or lunch for kids!

Bell Pepper Pizzas: ditch the crust and grab a bell pepper!

I’ve always been one to justify my perpetual pizza kick by insisting pizza is a vegetable. If you put enough vegetables on something it, by default, becomes a vegetable… right? No? What if I make my pizza out of bell peppers?

Hah! NOW pizza is a vegetable!

Bell Pepper Pizzas: Hand-held pizza with a healthy twist!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Bell Pepper Pizzas
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Hand-held veggie pizzas with a healthy twist! These make the perfect appetizer for parties and a great healthy snack or lunch for kids! Ditch the crust and grab a bell pepper!
Recipe type: Entree, Snack, Appetizer
Serves: 1
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup pizza or spaghetti sauce
  • ¼ cup grated cheese
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • a pinch of basil or parsley
  • as many toppings as you can fit!
  1. Pre-heat your oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice off each of the four sides of your pepper and lay flat on a baking sheet.
  3. Top with sauce, then cheese, followed by any and every veggie in your crisper! I added broccoli and tomatoes to mine.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, flipping your oven to broil towards the end to make the cheese nice and bubbly.
  5. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes and basil/parsley if desired and dig in!
Bell Pepper Pizzas: hand-held veggie pizzas with a healthy twist!
Bell Pepper Pizzas: hand-held veggie pizzas with a healthy twist!

so…how were they?! Fantastic! These bad boys have all the ease and integrity of an english muffin or mini bagel pizza without the pesky carbs. The bell peppers linger somewhere between crispy and tender [crender? tendy? umm.. let’s pretend I didn’t attempt that!] and make the perfect vessel for delivering pizza into your face. The’re a great handheld snack/appetizer and you can easily make dozens to feed a crew! Turn it into a light lunch by adding your favorite side; it’s as speedy as making a sandwich but way more fun.

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  1. Nicole Kathryn says

    Yum! I’ll take any excuse to eat pizza! Do you think this could also be done on the grill and/or George Forman type appliance? Would it still be crender and tendy? 😉

  2. Arman @ thebigmansworld says

    You need to stop with this. Too many recipes, not enough time. I legit just sent off the recipe for your everything biscuits to a mate to make….and make extra too 😉

  3. Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli says

    This. Looks. Amazing. I’m so freaking excited to try it – thank you! I looooove fast and healthy meals :D.

  4. Lesley says

    I made these and a salad for dinner tonight and it was great! I did multicolored peppers with chopped tomato, mozzarella, and lots of spices. A little marinara on the side was pizza heaven. :) So much better than some of those other soggy crust-alternatives I’ve tried. Thank you for this great (and obvious – how did I never try it before??) idea!

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