Saturday, July 5, 2008


Making pizza at home is not as difficult as it once was. You don't need the fancy pizza stones, and you don't even know how to make pizza dough. You can buy dough at the grocery store, you can pick some up at your local pizza restaurant... or not use dough at all, but instead some flatbread, thick tortillas, or pitas! My new fav is this flatbread. You can even keep it in the freezer and grab it when you're in the mood. And, this particular type happens to be only 110 calories and it's healthy.

You can put anything you want on it. My previous post about garlic pizza sauce revealed that "garlic sauce" is really just ranch dressing. This is surprisingly good on pizza. I swear. 

Then you have the red sauce, which is SO easy to make. 

1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp salt & a pinch of pepper
1 tsp dried oregano (or Italian seasoning)

THAT'S IT.  Mix it all together... now you have sauce.

Optional ingredients
1 or 2 chopped cloves of garlic (yum!)
Fresh herbs such as oregano, parsley, rosemary

Now you have the bread part, and the sauce. You can use mozzarella cheese of course, but also goat cheese (feta or bleu cheese in small amounts) or even shredded cheddar is good as well. 

I thinly sliced one piece of chorizo, and some onion and green bell pepper. You can use whatever you have. Thinly sliced turkey lunch meat and some olives. Or, chopped fresh basil and some tomatoes (even tomatoes from a can are fine, just drain the juice). Whatever you fancy. 

Put your bread or dough on a cookie sheet that is greased with olive oil. Add your toppings. Cook at 450 or 500 until done. The flatbread cooks in about 6-7 min. If you want the top crispier, just turn on the broiler for a minute.  What I like about bread or tortillas is that you don't have to worry about the dough cooking right, you just cook until the crust is crisp.