fresh homemade pizza

I didn’t get around to posting this homemade pizza until now. A couple of weeks ago we received fresh pizza dough in our farm share box. The dough is so good! I will admit that I cheated a bit, I used a jar of Prego pizza sauce. It’s not a crime to take shortcuts here and there. Prego is much better than some of the canned or even Ragu.

I have a nice pizza stone that makes great pizza. I sprinkled a little bit of cornmeal on the stone and then worked the dough into a large circle by pulling and turning it. I haven’t figured out the toss in the air part, but I don’t think that was necessary. Once it was a decent size I put it on the stone and continued to work it by pulling and stretching until it covered the stone.

Spread a thin layer of sauce on the dough, a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, some thinly sliced red onions and green peppers. Then I broke up bits of bulk Italian sausage. If you can’t find it in a bulk package then buy the links and carefully pull of the casing and break the sausage into bite size chunks. Sprinkle some mozzarella or whatever cheese you want. I sprinkled a little bit of dried basil over the cheese as well. Bake at about 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes. It all depends on how thick your toppings are, mine is always very thick.

Pull it out and let it sit for a few minutes before slicing. My son doesn’t eat near as many slices of this as he does other pizzas. We figure it’s because I lay those toppings on pretty thick and he gets full faster.

Check your local pizzeria and see if they sell fresh pizza dough. I know you can get it at Trader Joe’s.