Every weekend hubby and I make pizza together. We cheat and buy the pizza dough from my favorite grocery store. Sorry, but $2.19 is well worth it to me to save the time of kneading and letting dough rise. The package says it only makes one pie, but hubby cuts it in half and then tosses them in the air until we get two beautiful crusts...one for a medium size pie and another for a large.
Some weeks we do red sauce, others it's white. There really is no special recipe, but there are two very necessary ingredients/pieces of equipment. The first is a pizza STONE (not pizza pan) and the second is PAMPERED CHEF Italian Seasoning mix (no other Italian seasoning mixes come close to tasting as good).
This week we made:
WHITE PIZZA WITH MUSHROOMS
1 large pizza dough ball at room temperature
1 T. Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning
3 T. olive oil (eyeball it)
1-2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 F. Place pizza stones in oven while you split dough into two crusts and stretch them to the size needed. Remove warm stones from oven. Place dough on stones. Pierce dough with fork all over. Return dough to oven and bake for about 5-10 minutes. Keep an eye that it doesn't burn. Remove crusts from oven. Spread crusts with a thin layer of ricotta cheese. Mix olive oil & Italian seasoning and drizzle over ricotta. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top (I usually buy a big block at Sam's and split it into 5 squares). Put mushrooms on top of cheese. Return pies to oven and bake until cheese turns bubbly and starts to brown, about 10 minutes.
No matter who we have over for pizza night, our pies always get rave reviews.