Jan 18, 2012

Homemade Pizza

Pizza is a favourite in our household.  We have it at least twice a month if not more.  But not that greasy delivery stuff.  Mine is homemade.  Or I guess more accurately, semi-homemade, since I don't make the crust myself.  I like food to be ready FAST.


Most of the time I buy flatbread rather than the usual pizza crust.  It's pre-baked so it doesn't get soggy in the middle.  And the texture is just...better.  Less doughy?  More chewy?  I dunno.

I like to get a bit non-traditional with the sauce.  Sometimes I mix sweet chili sauce with ranch dressing.  Sometimes it's sweet chili sauce and bbq sauce.  And then sometimes it's just sweet chili sauce.  Hmmmm, think we like sweet chili sauce? Think I just like saying "sweet chili sauce"?


Vegetables are a must.  In fact, often we just have a vegetarian pizza because that's all that's in the fridge.  Lots of mushrooms, sweet peppers, onions.  This time I added spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower.  That's a lot of vegetables.  If there's sausage, bacon or hamburger thawed I'll fry that up while I'm chopping the veggies.  It really takes no time at all.

Then on to the shredded cheese.  I usually buy whatever catches my eye. Tex-mex is pretty good. This one was straight mozzarella.  Nice and stringy.


Finally a sprinkling of spices.  Cause chili sauce isn't enough.  Oh no, there has to be black pepper at the very least.  This pizza also received a nice dose of steakhouse pepper seasoning.



The last and most important step is to fold aluminum foil around the edge of your pizza.  This keeps the edges from getting dried out and hard.  I wish I'd figured this out sooner - every pizza turns out perfectly now. Then into the oven for 20 minutes and it's done.



Check it out.  You want some, don't you?




I like that this pizza is light.  You decide how much cheese to add.  You decide if you want meat or not.  There is barely any oil and fat in this pizza and yet the flavour is still all there.

Here are some photos of pizzas past.




The only problem is that there are never any leftovers!

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20 comments:

BarbSteadman said...

How did it turn out?

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Let me know if you like it!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Charissa said...

Yes, I want some!  I love the flatbread idea instead of making crust (I like things fast too).  I am trying this out next time instead of my usual pizza.

Lynnie said...

What a yummy idea with the sweet chili sauce mix for sauce.  I am going to try that.  Tomorrow.  Nom. Nom. Nom.

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Laurel@Ducks in a Row said...

I make pizza every Friday and my family has come to prefer homemade pizza. I love that you added the sweet chili sauce -I'll have to try that!!

Sarah @ Dotted Line Crafts said...

This looks Ah-mazing!!!! I will have to try this soon.

I love your blog so much that I featured it on my Friendly Friday post! Thanks for all the great ideas! http://dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/friendly-friday-liebster-blog-award.html

Sarah

Designfluff said...

Looks yummy! We love pizza! And I love how you aren't afraid to be different!

adventuresindinner said...

We're a Friday night pizza familyand this feeds (pun intended) into my sweet chilli sauce addiction :-)

Thank you so much for taking the time to join our Pin'Inspiration party this week. I'm hoping that you'll pop by tomorrow and share at my "Beat The Winter Blues" party.

Beth said...

Your pizza looks delicious!! YUM! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you wan to =-) I also wanted to invite you to link up at my kid oriented linky party TGIF - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - I know my readers would love this too!
Beth =-)

BarbSteadman said...

I hope you do!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you so much!

hello lovely said...

i love this!

visiting via french country cottage and hope you'll enter my kate spade & bling giveaway:
http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html
smiles.
michele

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Makinglemonadeblog said...

Yum!  Love homemade pizza, and I'm always looking for ways to jazz it up.  Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday and hope to see you back there tomorrow!

stacey said...

Yummy! THat looks so delicious - I definitely want some!  Can't go wrong with pizza! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations party - please come back Thursday to link up again!Stacey of Embracing Change
@hello lovely 

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