Black Olive Pizza

Everyone loves Pizza!  Here’s a pizza recipe that’s ready in less than 20 minutes and everyone will exclaim, “That’s Italian!”  Our delicious Black Olive Pizza is meat-free, but no one will be asking, “Where’s the Beef” because this pizza is made with Pearls or Early California brand Sliced Ripe Olives. 

This recipe serves 2 to 4 people.
Prep Time:  10 minutes
Bake Time:  8-10 minutes

You will need the following ingredients:

1 cup - Pearls or Early California Brand Sliced Ripe Olives
1 tsp - extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp - Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp - kosher salt
1/2 tsp - ground fennel seed
1/2 cup - your favorite jarred or homemade pizza sauce
1 - pre-made large pizza crust
1-1/2 cups - shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup - very thinly sliced red onions

Start by preheating your oven to 450º F.  Next, drain the olives.

Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet.  Add the olives, Italian seasoning, salt and fennel seed and sauté for 2 minutes or until they’re hot and the mixture is fragrant.  Set aside to cool.

Evenly spread the pizza sauce over the crust.  Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the sauce.  Top with the seasoned black olives and sprinkle red onions over the mozzarella.  Place the pizza directly on the oven rack and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling .

Slice your Black Olive Pizza and serve it hot with a small green salad topped with sliced black olives. 

Black Olive Pizza … just another great recipe from The Musco Family Olive Company.

Remember… eat healthfully, stay fit and above all have fun in the kitchen!