Pizza is probably one of the best foods ever.
Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around (-Anna Quindlen). The possibilities are endless on what kind of toppings you can put on Pizza. I’ve tried them all from Pineapple, margarita pizza (my favorites), to cheeseburger and peanut butter and jelly pizza (not the greatest ideas).
When I make pizza, I love using Trade Joes pre-made wheat pizza dough. It’s like a $1.50 and you just roll it out and throw toppings on it. Piece of cake (Or pie). If you are feeling really adventurous, try making your own dough. I’m not gonna go there but Janae Monir explains it best on her blog.
Any who, David Prak- this post is dedicated to you! Glad you like my blog enough to suggest a pizza recipe! Here is how I make my favorite pizzas, perhaps you might like it too.
Sundried Tomato Pesto Pizza
To create the pizza pictured above, use the following ingredients:
- 1 Pre-made wheat pizza dough
- 3 Tbs of finely chopped sundried tomatoes (I used a jar of sundried tomato spread- made for crackers)
- 3 Tbs of pesto sauce
- 1/4 Cup tomato sauce
- 3 or 4 Garlic cloves, minced
- Shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil
- A handful of cherry Tomatoes
- Fresh Ground pepper
- Red pepper flakes
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Spread the pizza dough out on a greased pizza pan.
- Place the toppings on the pizza in this order:
- Sun Dried tomato, pesto, tomato sauce, minced garlic, cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, ground pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese starts to brown on the top.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes before you slice and enjoy!
What are you favorite toppings on pizza? Here is another picture of a pizza with fresh Pineapple, tomato and onion for your viewing pleasure:
I like making a thin crust, so I had a little bit of leftover dough after rolling it out on my pizza pan. I used the leftovers to make Pizza Bites!
- Grab a small sized piece of dough and roll it out as much as you can into a square shape.
- Throw whatever kind of filling you like in the middle, along with a small handful of mozzarella cheese (I used tomatoes, broccoli and basil).
- Fold the sides of the dough around the filling and seal into a ball.
- Try to squeeze out as much air as you can.
- Place in a greased pan, with the sealed side down and top with parmesan cheese and garlic salt.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese on the top starts to brown.
- Enjoy by dipping the pizza bites in your favorite tomato sauce!
Speaking of pizza, does anyone remember that OLD character “The Noid”? I think he was the Dominoes Pizza mascot at one time. I don’t know why it popped in my head just now, but I used to have a toy of that weird creature when I was around 5 years old… He’s very ugly.
Enjoy using your oven to make pizza before the heat of the summer comes!!