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Quick Antipasto Pizza – your answer to “Mom, I’m hungry!”

Posted on May 5, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetables

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Quick Antipasto Pizza is just one of the delicious things you can make with your Antipasto Relish made with The Ball® Home Preserving Starter Kit.

Quick Antipasto Pizza is perfect as a light lunch when the kids literally fall into the door, bags-‘n-all, begging for something to eat. I know in most households Peanut Butter and Jam sandwiches will do the trick (yes, we do that too), but every now and then I treat them to something so delicious, that I become Super-Mom!

quick antipasto pizza

You see super-mom is always prepared, or so everybody thinks! Reality is just that super-mom makes a plan, sometimes think ahead a little and always make it seem effortless. With the Ball® Home Preserving Starter Kit, you can now, like a super mom, preserve fruit and vegetables like a professional. Having jams, relishes and salsas in your pantry, takes the pain out of making meals such as this Quick Antipasto Pizza.

Preserving captures the delicious taste of your vegetables and fruits at their peak of freshness. But, did you know preserving also helps prevent your fresh produce from going to waste? It’s true! There is no need to throw away your fresh produce, and your money, anymore. Our tried and true preserving method will walk you through the 3 Simple Steps below to capture the fresh taste of your produce and prevent waste.

quick antipasto pizza

Quick Antipasto Pizza

Recipe from

Makes about 6 (8 oz) half pints

This Italian-style vegetable relish has all the delicious flavor of commercial antipasto. This antipasto recipe provides a unique way to utilize your bumper crop of tomatoes.


7 whole black peppercorns

4 bay leaves

1-3/4 cups white vinegar

1 cup lightly packed brown sugar

2 Tbsp salt

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 Tbsp dried oregano

6 cups coarsely chopped cored peeled tomatoes (about 6 medium)

3 bell peppers (1 each green, red and yellow), seeded and chopped

2 carrots, peeled and diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 large onion, coarsely chopped

6 (8 oz) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands


TIE peppercorns and bay leaves in a square of cheesecloth, creating a spice bag.

COMBINE vinegar, brown sugar, salt, garlic, oregano and spice bag in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in tomatoes, peppers, carrots, celery and onion. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently, for 1 hour, until thickened to the consistency of a thin commercial relish. Discard spice bag.

PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

LADLE hot relish into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.

PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

To make the pizza

1/2 kg bread dough – I buy from my local Spar

1 x 8oz jar Antipasto Relish

3 cups grated Mozzarella


Heat the oven to 200C. Roll the dough into 2 medium size pizzas. Spread the antipasto relish liberally on each pizza. Top with cheese and bake on a baking sheet until the crust is cooked and the cheese melted and oozy.

quick antipasto pizza


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18 Responses to “Quick Antipasto Pizza – your answer to “Mom, I’m hungry!””

  1. priscilla wagner 6 May 2016 at 9:10 am #


  2. Sune Moolman 6 May 2016 at 9:50 am #

    Ball Fresh Preserving 🙂

  3. Gerda 6 May 2016 at 10:24 am #
    What a wonderful recipe and idea Nina. Thanks

  4. Gerda 6 May 2016 at 10:26 am #

    A slip of the fingers , creating a spelling mistake is not gonna get you anywhere is it?

  5. Elrina Nagel 6 May 2016 at 11:31 am #

  6. elizabeth dockek 6 May 2016 at 11:50 am #

  7. Karin-marie van Niekerk 6 May 2016 at 12:18 pm #

  8. Magda Helberg 6 May 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Nina you have great masterskills

  9. Magda Helberg 6 May 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Nina you have great master skills

  10. Elmarie Watson-Smith 6 May 2016 at 2:44 pm #

  11. Leana Tersia Smith 6 May 2016 at 10:50 pm #

  12. Anél Latsky 7 May 2016 at 9:04 am #

    • Anél Latsky 7 May 2016 at 9:04 am #

      Pick(le) me, pick me!!!

  13. Marlene Fivaz 7 May 2016 at 7:56 pm #

  14. Marlene Fivaz 7 May 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    What a wonderful and quick way to feed your family and let them talk about the lovely meal!

  15. LEE 10 May 2016 at 10:57 am #

  16. lee 10 May 2016 at 10:59 am #

    very important utensils

  17. lee 10 May 2016 at 11:00 am #

    a “must have”

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