Roasted Veggie Pizza
- White pizza sauce with oregano
- Roasted onion and zucchini
- Homemade pizza dough
Note: I love cheese. It is usually my favorite ingredient on my pizzas. But, the toppings on this pizza were so fresh that it didn’t need cheese to taste great!
Posted in cheese-less, Onion, pizza, sauce, Seasonal, squash, Summer Recipe, vegetarian, veggie, White Pizza Sauce with Oregano
Tagged cheese-less pizza, onions, pizza, zucchini
Sausage and Peppers Deep Dish Pizza
The ingredients I used for this deep dish pizza are some of my all time favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and will definitely repeat it in the future. I rolled out, then pressed deep dish pizza dough (1 cup cornmeal substituted for 1 cup flour) into a round pie pan that had been sprayed with canola oil and sprinkled with cornmeal. Pre-baking the dough takes about 7 minutes since it is pretty thick. After pre-baking, I layered mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions and pizza sauce in the pan. The thickness of the pizza causes the it to take longer to bake, so I baked it for about 20 minutes.
Posted in cheese, Italian sausage, meat, mozzarella, Onion, Parmesan, peppers, pizza, pizza sauce, sauce, veggie
Tagged deep dish pizza, Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, onions, peppers, pizza
With a busy weekend ahead of us I chose to make a mid-week pizza. The recipe I prepared calls for a white bean, garlic and onion puree. However, after I had chopped the onion and garlic and rinsed the cannellini beans I realized that I was missing an important tool that would allow me to make a puree, the food processor. We are moving and have packed and stored some of our belongings that we won’t need until we move. The food processor was one of the items I thought I could live without, oops! I almost scrapped the idea but then remembered that I use a potato masher to mash pinto beans almost on a weekly basis to make burritos, and I was relieved that my pizza plan was back on track. I heated the beans in the pan with the onions, garlic and a little canola oil. Then I transferred the mixture to a bowl, added a little chicken broth for moisture and got my mash on. After the mixture was sufficiently mashed I slathered it on the pizza dough, topped it with mozzarella cheese and baked it for about ten minutes. Now, Andrew and I were extremely hungry, so that could have played a part in the fact that this was our new favorite pizza. The garlic and onions added a great flavor to the beans and that all played nicely with the cheese. The beans held the heat in more than the usual toppings and I burned the roof of my mouth but it was totally worth it because it tasted fantastic! Saved by the potato masher!
Posted in beans, cheese, garlic, mozzarella, Onion, vegetarian, veggie
Tagged cannellini beans, garlic, mozzarella cheese, onions, pizza, white bean pizza recipe
Big Blue Pizza
Continuing to branch out in my cheese selection, this week I took on blue cheese, the pungent cheese. Blue cheese is one of the few cheeses that Andrew does not like so I called on my friend Nicole to be my pizza guinea pig this week.
I did a little research on blue cheese and discovered there are many varieties, way more than I was aware of. The money saving cheese guy from Wegmans helped me pick out a tasty and affordable buttermilk blue cheese. This Wisconsin cheese is a three-time 1st place winner at the Wisconsin State Fair and two-time 3rd place winner at the World Dairy Expo so it must be good. I was feeling really adventurous this week and also included caramelized onions in this recipe. The onions didn’t get to the point of caramelizing, I wasn’t patient enough, but they did turn out quite good. Also included; a light sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, sautéed Granny Smith apple and baby spinach. The last topping to go on the pizza was the blue cheese.
After a few minutes in the oven, the pungent aroma quickly filled the kitchen and it was all you could smell once it was on the table. When I bit into a slice I could taste the other toppings, however the blue cheese was definitely the dominating flavor. The next time I use a strong cheese I will be sure to ease up on the quantity because a little goes such a long way, while a lot was way too much! Nicole, being such a supportive friend, took on the pungent pizza and said it was great! That’s true friendship!
Posted in Apple, blue cheese, cheese, Fruit, Onion, spinach, vegetarian, veggie
Tagged apple, blue cheese, cheese, onions, pizza, pizza recipe, spinach, Wegmans
We decided to have some friends over for pizza and other snacks. The next three pizzas were made for that night.
#5 Margherita Pizza
I figured I should make the old stand-by, marinara and cheese. It turned out to be a hit.
#6 Meat Lovers Pizza
This is a pizza I have made for Andrew and I before so I knew it would be great. I used poultry Italian sausage, turkey pepperoni, sautéed onions, marinara and mozzarella cheese. I was right, it was great.
#7 Cheese-less Roasted Veggie Pizza
One of our friends is lactose intolerant, I can’t even imagine because I love cheese so much. I have seen him eat cheese before but I wanted to check with him to see what he could eat. He said melted cheese was the worst, I pity him so much because I love melted cheese the best! I was kind of excited for the challenge of a cheese-less pizza, I have never attempted it before due to my cheese addiction. I roasted red peppers, something I learned to do earlier in the week. I also roasted some onions and sautéed zucchini. I brushed Wegmans basting oil with garlic and herbs on the crust and added the veggies. This pizza turned out to taste great and our lactose intolerant friend was grateful and satisfied with my creation. I was disappointed that the veggies did not stay on the pizza after I sliced it and they fell off when you tried to eat it. The challenge is how do you get the veggies to stay on the pizza without cheese? I will attempt that challenge again sometime.
Posted in basil, cheese, cheese-less, herbs, Italian sausage, marinara, meat, mozzarella, Onion, pepperoni, peppers, sauce, squash, vegetarian, veggie
Tagged cheese, Italian sausage, lactose intolerant, margherita, marinara, onions, pepperoni, pizza, roasted red peppers, turkey, zucchini