Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza

Today’s pie is a delightful fusion of broccolini, red capsicum, and aromatic garlic.

Broccolini, often referred to as baby broccoli, has a sweet, earthy flavour with a hint of peppery undertones. Unlike its relative, broccoli, broccolini boasts tender stems that make for a much more suitable pizza topping. Red capsicum, or red bell pepper, adds a sweet crunch to our dish, beautifully balancing the richness of the mozzarella blend. Meanwhile, garlic brings forward a pungent and spicy flavour, which, when roasted, becomes incredibly sweet and mellow. A sprinkle of chilli flakes provides a subtle heat kick, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil adds texture and ties everything together.

The combination of broccolini, red capsicum, and garlic creates a refreshing, veggie-centric alternative to the usual pizza toppings and is a real treat for vegetarians and health-conscious foodies alike.

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza | Broccolini on Pizza
Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza | Broccolini on Pizza
Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza | Broccolini on Pizza

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza: Broccolini brings its sweet, earthy essence; red capsicum delivers a crunchy sweetness; and garlic introduces its renowned aroma and kick. With the gentle heat from chilli flakes and the rich touch of EVOO, this pizza promises a delightful and healthy slice.
To make this Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other home pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people


  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving


  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Red capsicum
  • Broccolini
  • Chilli flakes
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear both the fresh mozzarella and low moisture mozzarella cheeses into medium-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare Broccolini, Capsicum & Garlic: Cut the broccolini into small to medium lengths, finely dice the red capsicum, and thinly slice the garlic.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To assemble the pizza, distribute mozzarella pieces (around 2 cm in diameter and at least 1.5 cms apart) evenly across the dough. Add broccolini, red capsicum, and garlic slices, drizzling extra virgin olive oil evenly over the toppings.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Now its time to enjoy your healthy, low-calorie, and delicious Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza!

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