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Pepper, Olive, and Manchego Pizza
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Pepper, Olive, and Manchego Pizza

A Spanish-inspired Manchego pizza topped with super-easy marinara, sliced olives, mini sweet peppers, and slivered almonds.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: manchego cheese, olives, peppers
Makes: 1 (12-inch) pizza
Cost: $15


  • 1 (14- to 16-ounce) ball pizza dough
  • 2/3 cup super-easy marinara sauce
  • 4 or 5 mini sweet peppers seeded and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/3 cup pitted green olives sliced
  • 4 ounces Manchego cheese shredded
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 500°F (if using a baking sheet) or as high as it will go (if using a baking stone/steel; place the stone/steel in the oven before you start preheating).
  • Stretch or roll out your dough to a 12-inch circle, then transfer it to an oiled baking sheet or a lightly floured pizza peel (if using a baking stone/steel).
  • Spread the marinara sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Scatter on the sliced peppers, olives, and Manchego. Season with a pinch or two of salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  • Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese has browned in spots—8 to 10 minutes on the baking sheet, 6 to 8 minutes on the baking stone/steel.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven, then drizzle it with olive oil, top with the slivered almonds, and season with a little more salt and pepper. Wait about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.