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Roasted Red Pepper and Olive Scacciata

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 20 min.
Scacciata, a traditional Sicilian bread, is baked around roasted peppers and fontina cheese for a warming vegetarian meal.


  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups sliced olives
  • 1/3 cup semolina flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbs prepared pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florettes, blanched and chopped
  • 4 oz grated fontina cheese
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz.) roasted red bell peppers, coarsely chopped


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together water, 1 Tablespoon flour, yeast and sugar. Allow to sit for 5 minutes until foamy. Stir in 1/2 cup olives, semolina flour, salt, oil and remaining all purpose flour. Knead for 7-9 minutes until soft and smooth. Set aside for 45-60 minutes in a loosely covered, well-oiled bowl, until dough has doubled in size.
  • Divide dough into two pieces (8 1/2 ounce). Roll each piece into a 10-inch circle. Place one disc into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan with 2-inch high sides. Spread pesto over the bottom of the dough. Top with a layer of broccoli. Sprinkle with cheese and place remaining olives on top. Finish with a layer of roasted peppers.
  • Cover with remaining dough, pinching dough together at the sides so that filling is completely enclosed. Bake in a 450oF oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and crusty. Allow to cool slightly, then cut into 6 wedges and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 306
  Calories from Fat 122 (40%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(26%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(8%)Cholesterol 24mg
(32%)Sodium 767mg
(5%)Potassium 190mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(23%)Protein 11g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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