Monday, September 24, 2012

Home Made Pizza = Awesome



 I am sure that it is no surprise that I love cooking. I am also a big believer in not paying for anything that I can make at home myself. Today I will bid adieu to all the local and non- local pizza establishments because thanks to Pinterest (another one of my addictions) I found a recipe for great and very easy pizza dough from the blog Kayotic Kitchen. I am so excited I could make more but I really should not for obvious health reasons. Anywhoo here is a nice and easy recipe to make good use of your new found pizza dough making skills.

Semi-Healthy Home Made Cheese Pizza

Pizza Dough (Follow recipe. It will make about 2 medium size pizzas)


Sauce/Base
2 TBSP Butter
3 Small Green Onions (finley sliced)
4 Large Garlic Cloves (minced)
1 Large Carrot (Sliced into 1/4 inch pieces)
2 1/2 Medium Red Peppers (Blanched and skin and seeds removed)

Toppings
2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (Whole or skim, your choice)
Add whatever else your heart desires

Preheat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Divide the pizza dough into two balls  and roll out in whatever shape you prefer. Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Place 1 TBSP of butter in a frying pan heating it on medium heat to melt. Add the green onions and garlic and saute until well cooked and fragrant.

Place the carrot and red peppers in a food processor adding in the sauted garlic and green onions. Process until all the ingredients are finely ground.

Place the remaining TBSP of butter in the frying pan and saute your paste for about 10 minutes until it reaches a paste consistency.



Once you have your pizza dough rolled out to your satisfaction bush the edges with olive oil. Divide the carrot and pepper mixture in half. Spread on the pizza dough evenly.


 



Divide your cheese in half and sprinkle over each of your prepared pizzas.


Place in the oven one pizza at a time and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble and the edges of the dough start to brown.

Allow to cool for five minutes, cut and serve. 

This recipe is also a great way to get the kiddies eating their veggies and they will love it. My daughter is a really picky eater and she gobbled it up.

Enjoy :)

5 comments:

  1. Well. Hello, pizza. You're looking good.

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    1. You inspire me Domestic Goddess Divine

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    1. Hi Joseph, thank you for checking out my blog. The pizza is about the size of one of those flat cookie sheets 14 x 16 inches. This one has become one of the favorites in my family and one of those things that I am asked to make almost every week. It most definitely goes well with root beer.

      I will be posting another great thing you can make with that dough soon. Hope you don't mind the posts about the Brooklyn eateries in the meantime, but they really need the help.

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  3. I bet that pizza’s bigger in person and, of course, delicious! What’s the size of your homemade pizza? Umm, let me guess. Family size? =) Eating this together with your friends and family is truly enjoyable, don’t you agree? I’d love to have a slice of that with a big mug of root beer.


    Joseph Carr

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