Monday, March 12, 2012

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Pizza

This was our dinner last night. Amazing!
Usually I'm not big on sharing our recipes, mostly because we aren't really measuring type people.
Most of the time I just guess. If I am following a recipe, sometimes I just look at the ingredients I need and do the rest on my own. So, by all means, feel free to alter this recipe as need be.
Alex is the pizza maker in the family, so my job last night was to take pictures and enjoy. :)

8oz mozzarella cheese shredded
8-10 cheery tomatos (or 1 large tomato)
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
10-15 fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
handfull of fresh spinach 

Before you begin, preheat oven to 425.

We bought our dough pre-made at Trader Joe's because it was faster, but feel free to make your own! Here is a good recipe from If you are going to make your own dough, just make sure to start dinner very early. It takes quite a bit of time because the dough needs to rise for awhile.

As you can see, we (and by "we" I mean Alex) charred our tomatos, but they can just be sliced and put on the pizza if you prefer. If you are going to char them, just heat up a pan with a little bit of olive oil (or desired oil) and cook them until they begin to look a little yellow, some of them may burst, that is ok. We (Alex) waited until ours were soft enough to cut in half with the spatula, halved all of them and then used them on the pizza. We had lots of black spots on ours.

Once your tomatos are done, roll out your pizza dough, making sure it doesn't get too thin in any one spot. Once the dough is rolled out evenly, move dough to a pizza tray. Spread an even layer of olive oil over the dough. Tear basil into large chunks (or just use whole leaves) and place all over pizza. Put the rest of your toppings on as desired. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown, and cheese is completely melted.

When finished, serve and enjoy.

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