Pizza! Pizza!

Ok, so y'all mentioned a few things about the pizza I wrote about in this post. Well, I will try to be much more specific with my recipe then. Here goes.

First a few pix of the various za's we made up in Green Lake. There were 10 of us. I made 4 sheet pizzas and we definitely had some "delishous" leftovers that did not last the weekend. The towels and mitts are not-so-pretty. We just had to use whatever the rental home provided. But hey, we went up to Green Lake for hiking, biking and boating, not for luxury living! :)

Andrea's Fantastic Easy Pizza

home made za

za number two

Andrea's Easy Pizza

INGREDIENTS (per pizza)
  • Whole Foods pizza dough, purchased at the pizza making counter
  • rice flour to dust the dough with when rolling it out
  • olive oil
  • 365 Organic Pizza Sauce, 1 can per pizza (that's Whole Food's brand)
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1/2 lb sausage
  • 1 package fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • fresh basil
  • fresh arugula
  1. Roll out pizza dough. We made sheet pizzas, therefor after we rolled out the dough we placed it on a sheet pan. This could be a cookie sheet. Just make sure it's big! Ours were 13" x 18". Dust the rolling pin and working surface with rice flour. This works much better than regular flour or corn meal. You'll find your dough has a nice dusty grainy texture while eating. It also makes the dough a bit crunchier when biting into. YUM!
  2. Brush olive oil on the top of the crust. Add your sauce and spread around with the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Add cheese. Then add all your toppings. Save the basil and arugula for last. Add that after the pizza comes out of the oven. If you like the taste of basil, you can also add a bit of chopped basil along with the other toppings. Be my guest and add whatever toppings you like. However, I received a lot of compliments by using the toppings listed above.
  4. Bake pizza at 450 degrees until the cheese is melted and the crust turns a light brown. This cooking time varies with different ovens.
  5. Remove pizza from oven. Garnish with fresh arugula and fresh basil. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Then remove from cookie sheet, place on a wooden cutting board and slice. Serve while toasty hot! You will love it!
Each pizza serves about 3-4 people, depending upon appetite! Please feel free to add more or less toppings; make to your liking!

Piacere! Mangiare!