Smoky Vegetable Pizzettas
- Servings: 12
- Course: Main Dish
When it comes to roasting vegetables in the oven, aluminum foil saves you lots of cleanup. Aluminum foil withstands high heat, making it perfect for roasting the artichokes, red onion wedges, and eggplant slices in this recipes. Precooking these pizza toppers makes sure they are the perfect doneness after the shorter pizza cooking time. Cleanup from cooking the vegetables just requires tossing the aluminum foil.
- 1 16-ounce loaf frozen bread dough
- 1 6- to 6-1/2-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts
- 12 thin wedges red onion
- 6 thin slices eggplant, cut in half crosswise
- 2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese (8 ounces)
- 12 slices plum tomato
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil
- Aluminum foil
Thaw bread according to package directions. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil; grease foil. Set baking sheet aside.
Drain artichoke hearts, reserving marinade. Quarter artichoke hearts (if necessary, cut larger pieces of artichoke hearts in half to get total of 12 pieces); set aside. Place red onion wedges and eggplant slices on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Brush with some of the reserved artichoke marinade (discard any remaining marinade). Bake red onion and eggplant in oven for 10 minutes (do not turn). Remove from oven; set aside.
Meanwhile, cut the thawed bread dough into 12 equal pieces; form each piece into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, flatten each ball and roll out to a 4-inch circle. Place dough circles on lightly greased large cookie sheets. Prick circles generously with fork.
Sprinkle 1 cup of the Gouda cheese evenly over dough circles. Arrange one half-slice of eggplant, one red onion wedge, one artichoke quarter, and one slice of tomato on each dough circle. Sprinkle green onion and rosemary over circles. Top circles with remaining Gouda cheese. Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven; sprinkle with snipped fresh basil. Makes 12 servings.
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