In my last desperate attempt to achieve a summer beach bod I scapegoated my flabby ab woes to my affinity for ‘za. I was one (never ending) week in when I came across this recipe. If you’re like me and simply can’t go on a cold-turkey pizza cleanse then this recipe is for you. With virtually no carbs these pepper pizzas will satisfy that itch only pizza can scratch while also getting in a healthy dose of your daily veggies. Bon Appétit!

Poppin' Pepper Pizzas

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 package shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • any other pizza toppings you like!
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  • Step 1

    Clean peppers and remove all the guts.

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  • Step 2

    Spray with EVOO spray and sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper. Pop them in the oven at 350°F for around 10 minutes.

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  • Step 3

    Prep all your desired toppings.

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  • Step 4

    Roll basil into a bunch and chop for perfect sprinke-able perfection.

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  • Step 5

    Get out pizza sauce and shredded mozz.

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  • Step 6

    Get to buildin’! Stack peppers with all the toppings to your heart’s content.

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  • Step 7

    Broil until cheese is melty.

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