Antipasti Pull-Apart Pizza
A fun twist on pizza, this appetizer features all the flavors of an antipasti platter over a crust of bite-size pieces of French bread.
- 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil, divided
- 2 pkg (11 oz) refrigerated French bread dough (see Cook's Tip)
- 1 jar (12 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and patted dry (about 1 1/4 cups/300 mL)
- 1 8-oz (250-g) block mozzarella cheese
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) pitted ripe olives
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) coarsely ground black pepper
- 2 oz (60 g) Parmesan cheese, divided
- Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush Large Round Stone with Handles with 1 tsp (5 mL) of the oil. Place one package of the dough onto Large Grooved Cutting Board. Using a sawing motion, cut dough in half lengthwise with Color Coated Bread Knife; slice each dough half crosswise into 16 half moons for a total of 32 half moons. Repeat with remaining dough. Arrange dough over baking stone, leaving a 1/2-in. (1-cm) border around edge and spacing 1/2 in. (1 cm) apart; brush with remaining oil. Bake 14-16 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Meanwhile, for antipasti, coarsely chop artichokes with Food Chopper. Dice mozzarella cheese into 1/2-in. (1-cm) cubes and dice bell pepper with Santoku Knife. Slice olives with Egg Slicer Plus®. Combine artichokes, mozzarella cheese, bell pepper, olives, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, salt and black pepper in Stainless (4-qt./4-L) Mixing Bowl; mix well.
Remove baking stone from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Using Rotary Grater, grate half of the Parmesan cheese over crust; top with antipasti. Bake 5-7 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted. Remove from oven; grate remaining Parmesan cheese over top and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
- 16 servings
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 160, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 2.5 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Carbohydrate 21 g, Protein 8 g, Sodium 490 g, Fiber 1 g
If desired, 2 pkg (13.8 oz or 283 g each) refrigerated pizza crust can be substituted for the refrigerated French bread dough.