Delicious Italian Eggplant Pizza Recipe
This is an extremely simple pizza to make, but that does not mean its light on taste. Use your favorite pizza dough recipe, or, if you are in a real hurry to get dinner ready, start with a premade pizza crust, found at most supermarkets. The fresh crust is a lot better, of course. This is an extremely fun dish to make with other people.
If you have been looking for an eggplant pizza recipe, this is the Italian pizza for you. Featuring garlic, fresh mozzarella, eggplant and red pepper, it is like going to a gourmet pizzeria, but without the cost. Plus, you will get to enjoy it in the comfort of your home. If you have not given eggplant pizza a try, now is the time to do it.
Hot Eggplant Pizza
1 small eggplant, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons pizza sauce
5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
Your favorite pizza crust
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 ball fresh mozzarella, diced
fresh basil leaves to taste
pinch dried oregano
balsamic vinegar to taste
salt, ground black pepper, extra virgin olive oil
Heat a medium sized pan and sauté garlic and onion in olive oil until softened. When they begin to brown, add red pepper and eggplant. Toss together with garlic and oil, add a little balsamic vinegar, and cover for ten to fifteen minutes. Turn heat to low and allow vegetables to soften.
Spread pizza sauce in a thin layer on the pizza crust and sprinkle with oregano. Spread vegetables evenly across the crust and dot with cubes of mozzarella and quartered cherry tomatoes.
Distribute both evenly. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper.
Preheat oven to appropriate temperature for your crust, then bake fifteen minutes or until the cheese has melted and turned golden. Top with fresh basil and serve.
(Serves 2 to 4, depending on crust size chosen)