Oh, and I made the dough according to the bread machine recipe, so either go to a local pizza place and buy pizza dough or find a good pizza dough recipe. If you have any suggestions, feel free to email me and I will give you a few that I've found that seem fairly easy and really good.
If you don't have a pizza stone, use a rimless or up-side-down cookie sheet in the oven instead.
Home made cheese pizza
serves 4-8 (depending on whether or not you want to eat like a pregnant woman or just a nice lunch)
sauce (SUUUUUUUPER easy and tasty!):
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
4 cloves or garlic, minced
2 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
enough pizza dough for 2 pizzas
3 C grated fresh mozzarella cheese*
3 T grated parmiggiano reggiano cheese
3 T torn basil leaves or chopped parsley
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Preheat the oven to 450° or whatever the dough recipe calls for. Place the pizza stone in the oven and make sure it bakes in there for at least 30 minutes before placing the pizza on it to bake. Make the pizza rounds and let them rise according to directions.
- Heat olive oil and garlic in a saucepan until fragrant and sizzling a little. Add crushed tomatoes, heat through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread about 1 C sauce over the dough, leaving a 1/2 in border. Sprinkle half the amount of cheese on each round. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbling and crust is golden brown.
- Sprinkle with herbs and go to town!