Monday, January 16, 2012

Make and Bake Pizza

Delicioso Pizza almost from scratch!

Pizza is one of our staples so I am always looking for an angle and with this simple feast -- I've found it!

My kids ( the toughest critics around) loved it too! Now that is worth every bite!

Your secret ingredient is the pizza dough. Mine is from Trader Joes but I have it on good authority that you can buy dough straight from your favorite pizzeria for about a dollar. With piled high ingredients you get the fullness of deep dish without the deep dish!

My ingredient's:

Sweet italian sausage - removed from casing, crumbled in a hot pan and cooked through.
Brown mushrooms, stems removed and sliced lenghthwise.
Pepperoni - prepackaged slices, cut in half.
1/2 6 oz. can Tomato paste- doctored up with fresh garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.

Let the layering begin:

On a par baked pizza crust round add the sauce to make a generously even layer over all but the crust.
Add on the goodies; a nice thick layer of shredded mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni and mushrooms and lay them on thick! Top with a little more mozzarella and bake as the dough directs, mine suggests 400 for about 10 minutes.

Serve with your favorite side salad and you've got it made!

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