Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pizza - Fresh From The Oven

Tonight's dinner was homemade pizza!  Pizza is a favorite in our house and we probably eat it at least once a week.  I absolutely love making my own pizza because you can customize it any way you want for much cheaper than you would find through delivery.  And it is healthier and definitely more delicious than a frozen pizza in my opinion!

Refrigerated Pizza Dough (I used Publix brand)
Olive Oil
Pizza Sauce
Italian Seasoning
Garlic Powder
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
Pepper/Onion/Tomato Mix (Again from Publix)
Shredded 6 Cheese Blend (I usually grate my own mozzarella)

  • Follow directions on your pizza dough package.  Mine was supposed to sit out for an hour to "rest".
  • Coat hands with olive oil so the dough doesn't stick and spread out into a round pizza pan or rectangular baking sheet.
  • Brush pizza crust with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle Italian seasoning on the dough and garlic powder and Parmesan cheese around the edge of the dough.
  • Top with about a cup of pizza sauce.  Use more or less according to how saucy you like your pizza.
  • Sprinkle the fresh veggie mix into the sauce and spread evenly.
  • Add about 3/4 of the shredded cheese.
  • Cover with pepperoni to taste.
  • Top with remaining shredded cheese and some extra Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake in a 380° oven for about 15 - 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden brown.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes to set and cool and slice with a pizza cutter.
  • Sit down to pizza night with the family!

I hope you enjoy another fairly easy recipe.  One thing I did notice is that the pizza remains slightly soggy in the middle...maybe using an actual pizza stone would help?  Let me know how you make pizza at home!

God Bless!

*Disclaimer:  Red meat should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165° to be safe.  I am not a nutritionist or medical professional of any kind.  Please check with your doctor before changing your diet.

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