A healthy variation on classic pizza is topped with ricotta, roasted pepper, garlic shallots, anchovy fillets, and artichoke hearts.

Martha Stewart Living, October 1999


Recipe Summary



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  • Place red pepper over gas flame or under broiler; roast, turning as needed, until charred on all sides. Remove from heat, and place in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap for about 10 minutes. Using a paper towel, remove charred skin. Remove stem and seeds, cut into 3/4-inch pieces, and set aside.

  • Place a pizza stone in the oven; heat to 400 degrees. Place 3/4 cup warm water in a medium bowl; sprinkle with yeast. Allow to sit until yeast begins to foam, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups flour, salt, and black pepper; work with your hands to form dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside.

  • Heat a large saute pan coated with olive-oil cooking spray over medium-low heat. Add garlic and shallots; cover. Saute until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add anchovy fillets; cook about 2 minutes. Add artichokes; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in thyme and reserved red pepper; remove from heat. Place ricotta in a bowl; stir in parsley.

  • Divide dough into three pieces. Cover two with plastic wrap; set aside. Place the third piece on a clean work surface dusted with 1 tablespoon flour. Roll dough out to a 6-by-12-inch rectangle. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon cornmeal on a pizzapeel; place rolled dough on top. Arrange one-third of artichoke mixture on dough; using one-third of the ricotta mixture, drop teaspoonsful onto dough. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Transfer to pizza stone; bake until dough is golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough and toppings. Serve.

Cook's Notes

If you don’t have a pizza stone, place an inverted baking pan in the oven before you heat it; bake the pizza on top of the pan.