I spent most of my formidable pizza years in Central New Jersey where pizza was not just what you ate, it is what you DID on a Friday night. "Where are you going after the_______(pick an event)??? " the answer was mostly "We're doing pizza,wanna come?". So between the ages of 13 and 19 I "did" lots of pizza. Don't get me wrong you cannot beat NJ pizza hand tossed by cute Italian men!! But I got pretty tired of it and NEVER could any of the "pick a delivery number" pizza's even come close!! I am sooooo looking forward to taking my husband to one of my old pizza haunts in Jersey to taste REAL pizza...anyways...I digress...
So here is my own take on how I eat pizza now....I have gotten all gourmet and girlie for sure!!!
Quick Personal Pizza for One
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2-3 T Marinara
1-2 T Low Fat Ricotta
Mix these 2 together and spread on 1 Small precooked pizza dough - you can use Boboli, I used a whole wheat store brand thin crust
Toppings - I used the following in no special amount, just decorated the top
thinly sliced bermuda onion
roasted red peppers cut into thin strips
thin strips of prosciutto (cut with kitchen shears)
sliced plum tomato
Cheese - Once again to taste (there is probably a reason I don't write cookbooks)
Smoked Mozzarella - shredded
Bruschetta crusted goat cheese - crumbled
Bake on cookie sheet for 7-10 minutes until that nummy cheese is bubbly!! You can bake directly on the oven rack if you would like but cut the cooking time back to 5 minutes, and check it every minute or so after that so the crust doesn't burn!
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