February 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
We had three pounds of pizza dough leftover from our Super Bowl Party last night.
I was going to make pizzas for all of our guests, but due to the excessive amount of delicious food provided by all of our wonderful friends, that just wasn’t necessary.
But I had so much leftover dough.
And not just dough. Cans of whole tomatoes, fresh mozzarella medallions, fresh basil. I was not about to waste any of it. I froze all but a pound of the dough and decided to make homemade pizza tonight for supper. It was delicious, and oh-so-simple!
I found the recipe on the Real Simple website and I’ve listed it below:
- 1 14.5 ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 of a teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1 1-pound packaged of refrigerated pizza dough (Those with enough time to make their own pizza dough, have at it. Maybe I’ll join you one day.)
- 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella, sliced or 4 ounces of shredded provolone
- 8 fresh basil leaves, torn
Heat your oven to 450 F. In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes (and their juices) the oregano, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and then simmer. Crush the tomatoes with a spoon, and continue simmering for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce thickens. Shape the dough on a baking sheet or stone into a 12 to 14 inch circle (or something that resembles a circle.) Cover the dough with the sauce, leaving room around the edges of the dough for crust. Top with the cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Serve with fresh torn basil sprinkled over top. I also sprinkled parmesan cheese on top. Voila!
A word to the wise: Make sure your sauce has really thickened (or try your favorite pre-made pizza/spaghetti sauce.) I goofed on letting the sauce thicken and made a mess, but it was still delicious!
PS – Want delicious Super Bowl and party appetizer ideas from some of our party guests? Check out: RaleighWeds!