Spicy Italian Pizza Recipe

Ready in about 26 minutes, Serves: 3-4

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  • 1 cup shredded cottage cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. red pepper, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. fresh basil
  • 1 14-inch pre-cooked pizza dough, store-bought
  • 2 slices of Genoa salami
  • 10 pieces of pepperoni, small & thin
  • 2 slices of Capocollo salami
  • ½ cup Italian sausage (hot), ground and cooked
  • ½ cup chopped banana peppers
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella, part-skim
  • Fresh basil leaves to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour the small olive oil into the pizza dough and set it aside.
  • Blend the garlic, basil, cottage cheese, salt, crushed red pepper, and olive oil until smooth in the high-speed blender.
  • Spread cottage cheese mixture evenly across the top of the pizza, staying within 14 inches of the edges.
  • Distribute the leftover ingredients evenly, from meats to peppers, on top of the pizza. Finally, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.
  • Bake for 14 minutes on a pizza stone until the cheese bubble. Broil for 2 minutes until the top begins to brown slightly. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.

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