Friday, March 28, 2008

Semi-Homemade Pizza

It's time for Random Recipes again! Our "topic" is pizza.! I could eat pizza every day and not get bored. There is just so much you can do with it.

I don't have a pizza recipe per se, but I'll share what I do when making pizza at home.

one prepared store-bought pizza crust (I like Boboli thin crust.)
your favorite spaghetti sauce (really, what's the difference between spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce?)
small amount of olive oil
garlic powder
chopped basil (either fresh or dried)
shredded mozzarella cheese
your favorite toppings - our current favorites are turkey smoked sausage and bell peppers

Pre-heat oven according to directions on the pizza crust. Well, the directions are not ON the crust. They are on the package from whence the crust came.

Place your store-bought pizza crust on a pizza stone or pizza pan. Yes, the directions may say that you can bake it directly on the rack, but I don't want to clean up a messy oven if the sauce or cheese spills over.

Brush the crust with a small amount of olive oil. You can either use a pastry brush or your fingers. I use my fingers. Why dirty another utensil that you are going to have to wash?

Spoon spaghetti sauce over crust, spread to within 1/4 inch of edge. Sprinkle garlic powder and basil evenly over the sauce.

Top with shredded mozzarella, as much or as little as you like. Then scatter toppings over cheese. I like to finish with just a little more cheese over the toppings, but that's a personal preference.

Bake according to directions on pizza crust package. I always take my out before it's done, but I'm impatient like that. I just like it that way, or maybe I've learned to like it that way because that's always how it is because I can't wait. I could blame it on being a middle child like the Pioneer Woman does, but I'm not a middle child, so I really can't use that excuse.
Now, get on over the Pam's blog to check out her pizza recipe and post your own if you so desire!


SaraLynn said...

This sounds great!
What is the difference between spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce?

Pam said...

turkey sausage on a pizza....I will have to try that! YUMMY! Hubby would love that!

Dana said...

Your recipe sounds so good!! I'll have to try it next weekend!!

Thanks :)

Amber said...

Sounds easy and yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog...great to find another Believer!