I love making pizza because the dough is very much like a blank canvas. You can twist a pizza’s ingredients to match any palette – Mexican? Italian? Thai? They’re all possible.
Tonight I decided to go the Italian route. Last night we made a run to our local Trader Joe’s and picked up some yummy ingredients, including whole wheat pizza dough and pizza sauce (thank you, Sandra Lee for embracing the semi-homemade concept!).
This is a savory, Italian pizza that’s sure to please!
- 1 package of whole wheat pizza dough
- 5 tablespoons flour (for rolling out dough)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup mushrooms (any kind), roughly chopped
- 3 slices of bresaloa, julienned
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
- Basil (fresh, if possible)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and put the dough on the counter for 15-20 minutes to warm up.
- Once the dough has warmed up sprinkle your counter and rolling pin with flour and roll out until thin.
- Place dough on a pizza pan, form a crust and press the minced garlic into it.
- Add the toppings - sauce, cheese and topping. Add pepper and dried basil to liking.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
- Tip: For ultimate crispness, broil at 525 degrees for the last couple minutes. If you have fresh basil, add to finished pizza.