Cheese Pizza

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Pizza Cheese

There is nothing better than pizza.  Cheese pizza….Yum.   Crispy crust, cheese oozing everywhere.  Delish.

 

Ingredients

Pizza Dough – I used store bought

1 Cup Marinara Sauce

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Oregano or Italian Seasoning

1 Lb Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450º.

There are two ways that I like to cook pizza at home.    I have used both and they are equally good.

Option #1

Stretch the dough onto a 9-inch round pizza pan or a baking sheet.  Brush with olive oil, then sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Spread the marinara sauce over the dough, leaving 1/2 inch on all sides.  Bake until the crust is golden brown.  Remove from the oven.

Add the cheeses and return to the oven.  Bake until the cheese is melted. 

Option #2

Place a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on the lowest rack in the oven.  Let the oven heat up to 450º – 500º.  

Lightly flour a pizza peel.  If you don’t have a pizza peel, a piece of parchment paper will work just fine. Stretch the dough and lay it on the peel or the paper.  Brush the dough with olive oil, then sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Spread the marinara sauce on the dough, leaving 1/2 inch on the sides.  Top with the cheeses.

If you are using the pizza peel, slide the pizza onto the stone or baking sheet in the oven.  If you are using the parchment paper, place the pizza with the parchment paper on the stone or baking sheet.  Bake until the crust is golden brown. 

 

Broccoli and Sausage Pizza

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Pizza Broccol & Sausage1

The sausage, with broccoli mozzarella and parmesan cheese give it a great flavor

 

Ingredients

Pizza Dough, I used store bought

1 Lb Sausage Meat

1 Bag Frozen Broccoli Florets

1 Lb Mozzarella

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Oregano or Italian Seasoning

3 Cloves Garlic, crushed

 

Instructions

Cook the broccoli following the package directions.  Don’t overcook.  Drain.  In a medium skillet, add the broccoli with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the garlic cloves.  Heat on low heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.  

In a medium skillet, brown the sausage meat.  Drain and set aside.  

Pizza Crust

Preheat oven to 450º

There are two ways that I like to cook pizza at home.  I have used both and they are equally good.

Option #1

Stretch the dough into a 9-inch round pizza pan or a baking sheet.  Brush with olive oil.  Sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Bake until golden brown.

Top the hot crust with the sausage meat, broccoli, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.  Return to oven and cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly. 

 

Option #2

Place a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on the lowest rack in the oven.  Let the oven heat up to 450º – 500º.

Lightly flour a pizza peel.  If you don’t have a pizza peel, a piece of parchment paper will work fine.  Stretch the dough and lay it on the peel or parchment paper.  Brush it with olive oil, then sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Top with the sausage meat, broccoli and both cheeses.  

If you are using the peel, slide the pizza off the peel and onto the stone or baking sheet.  If you are using the parchment paper, put the pizza including the parchment paper on the stone or baking sheet.  Bake until the crust is golden brown. 

Mushroom and Sausage Pizza

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Pizza Mushroom, Sausage and Gruyere

Wow is this good.  We had pizza night at my house and this one went first.  

 

Ingredients

2 Lbs Mushrooms, sliced

1 Lb Ground Sausage

Pizza Dough, I used store bought

1 Lb Gruyere Cheese, shredded

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Oregano or Italian Seasoning

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450º

In a medium skillet, brown the sausage meat.  Drain the meat and set aside.  

In another skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and saute the mushrooms until they are tender.  Salt to taste

 

Pizza Crust

There are two ways that I like to cook pizza at home.  I have used both and they are equally good.

Option #1

Stretch the dough into a 9-inch round pizza pan or a baking sheet.  Brush with olive oil.  Sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Bake until golden brown. 

Once the crust is removed from the oven, top with sausage meat, mushrooms and cheese.  Return the pizza to the oven and cook until the cheese is melted. 

Option #2

Place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack.  Let the oven heat up to 450º – 500º.  

Lightly flour a pizza peal.  If you are not using a pizza peel, a piece of parchment paper will work fine.  Stretch the dough and lay it on either the peel or parchment paper.  Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle on either oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Top with the sausage meat, mushrooms and cheese.  

If you are using the peel, slide the pizza onto the stone or baking sheet in the oven.  If you are using the parchment paper, put the pizza with the parchment paper on the stone or baking sheet.  Bake until the crust is golden brown. 

Pepperoni Pizza

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Pizza Pepparoni

Pepperoni is a favorite of everyone.  Kids and adults.  If you make a pepperoni pizza, it will be devoured in minutes

 

Ingredients

Pizza Dough, I used a store bought one

1 Lb Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

1 Pkg Pepperoni slices

Marinara Sauce

Olive Oil

Salt & pepper

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450º

There are two ways that I like to cook pizza at home.  I have used both and they are equally good.

Option #1

Stretch the dough into a 9-inch round pizza pan or a baking sheet.  Brush with olive oil. Spread the marinara sauce on the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch from the sides.  Sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Bake until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and add the pepperoni and cheese.  Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. 

 

Option #2

Place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack.  Let the oven heat up to 450º – 500º.

Lightly flour a pizza peel.  If you don’t have a  pizza peel a piece of parchment paper will work just fine.  Spread the marinara sauce on the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch from the side.  Sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Add the mozzarella and the pepperoni. 

Place the pizza on the pizza stone or baking sheet.  Using the peel, slide the pizza off the peel and onto the heated pizza stone or baking sheet.  If you are using the parchment paper, put the pizza with the parchment paper on the stone or baking sheet.  Bake until the crust is golden brown. 

Margarita Pizza

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Pizza Fresh Mozz and tomato

The fresh mozzarella and the fresh tomatoes on this pizza give it a classic fresh taste

 

Ingredients

Prepared Pizza Dough (from the supermarket or the pizza store)

2 Large Tomatoes

1 Lb Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Olive Oil

Salt

Fresh Basil, chopped

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450º.

There are two ways that I like to cook pizza at home.  I have used both and they are equally good.

Option #1

Stretch the dough into a 9-inch round pizza pan or a baking sheet.  Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Bake until golden brown. 

Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into thin slices.  Top the hot crust with the tomatoes and mozzarella.  Sprinkle fresh chopped basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil.  Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. 

 

Option #2

Place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack.  Let the oven heat up to 450º – 500º.  

Lightly flour a pizza peel. If you don’t have a pizza peel a piece of parchment paper will work just fine.  Add the tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and salt on top of the dough.  

Using the peel, slide the pizza off the peel and onto the heated pizza stone or baking sheet.  If you are using the parchment paper, put the pizza with the parchment paper on the stone or baking sheet.  Bake until the crust is golden brown. 

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