Handy-Pasto-Antipasto Pizza

Serve as an appetizer for Italian Chicken and Dumplings.


  • 1 tube store-bought prepared pizza dough
  • 2 cloves grated or finely chopped garlic
  • 2 cups shredded Provolone cheese
  • A couple of handfuls of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • 1 small heart of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 8 slices Genoa salami, chopped
  • 2 roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped banana pepper rings or chopped hot peppers of any kind
  • 1/4 cup chopped artichoke hearts or marinated mushrooms
  • A handful of pitted green or black good quality olives, coarsely chopped


Pre-heat the oven to 425°F.

Press the dough onto a baking sheet and top with the garlic, cheeses, pepper flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Top the cooked pizza with the lettuce, salami, roasted peppers, hot peppers, artichokes or mushrooms and olives. Cut into squares and serve.

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