If you’re gonna sit here and try to tell me you’re NOT a pizza lover, I want you to know that, we ALLLLL know you are LYINGGGGG!!! Lol. Listen, I’m not eating it every night or anything, but in my new balanced approach to eating, it’s give a lil, take a lil. Weekends…maybe I take a little more;) I love being in the kitchen, but when having friends over, I prefer pouring some great wine, and spending time with my loved ones.
This weekend, I made some super quick, but INCREDIBLE semi-homemade pizzas that left me thinking “screw chicken n’ veggies…I’m trying’ to have this shit every freakin night!”
Although it may be fun for a “real” chef to make a homemade crust…Im a wanna be chef…( not a real one, lol)so I’m allowed to take the easy route. I got lucky when I realized that the easy route was just as, or better than a lot of pizzas out there. The BIG plus, is that I made two individual pizzas in 20 minutes! I found these Stonefire Flatbreads at my local Ralphs market. Completely obsessed! I’ve had them before but only dipped with hummus, So I thought ummm, helloooo…PIZZA!!!!!
Anything that involves bread..cheese…and…well, yeah, just bread and cheese, in my eyes is HEAVEN! I thought I’d pick up a different type of cheese this time, other than typical mozzarella.
For real, intense flavor and melts beautifully. This Garlic, basil cheese by Sincerely, Brigitte is amazing!
I complicate life in general, so with my pizza, I like to keep it simple. This post isn’t gonna be the healthiest of meals, but I did manage to save a few calories by using Boar’s Head Turkey Pepperoni instead of the full fat pepperoni. I promise, you won’t even know the difference.
Alright…super simple situation here.
Pre heat oven to 400* or in pizza mode in convection oven
Lay out the two pizzas on a flat surface.
Spread a thin layer of tomato paste over the flatbread
Add slices of cheese
Sprinkle with oregano (Pro italian tip)
Add desired other toppings.
Sprinkle with red pepper flakes
Cook for 12-15 minutes (depending on how crispy you prefer it)
Totes easy right!? My two favorite pizzas, as you can see, are Margarita & thinly sliced green pepper and pepperoni.
And, EXTRA CRISPY!
My favorite way to serve pizza, well, most foods…is a on a rustic wood block or cutting board. I looks fantastic when serving and easy for clean up. This will definitely impress. The best part is that you don’t have to be slaving away in the kitchen or ordering Pizza Hut. This is a perfect in between, SEMI-Homemade way to customize and enjoy with your friends.