Happy Hump Day Y'all!! Popping in to drop off this yummy recipe for you today!! I always mention this, but my Husband is the cook in this family. I wish I could take more credit, but I just can't. And recently, he has managed to perfect a home-made pizza. I'm not complaining. I loooove pizza. Oh, and I should mention, he also bought a pizza oven this Summer that goes on top of our grill. At first I was a little bit like "umm... a pizza oven, really?" But I'm starting to think it was a good purchase :)
So the first step, is to make the dough. And it's obviously the most time consuming. Philip found a fantastic pizza dough recipe online, so instead of writing that all out here, I will just link you to it. But you will want to make your dough the day before you plan to make the pizza, because it requires time in the refrigerator to "rest."
Second thing, you need a good pizza sauce. If you want to buy some ready-made sauce, that's totally fine. That's what I would do. ;-) But because Philip takes his pizza making very seriously, he makes the sauce from scratch, too.
Here is that recipe:
Tomato Sauce Recipe
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 gloves garlic, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
- 4-6 basil leaves
- 2 dried bay leaves
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (optional)
In a large casserole pot, heat oil over medium high heat.
Add onion and garlic. Saute for about 2 minutes, or until soft and translucent.
Next add celery and season with salt & pepper.
Saute for roughly 5 minutes, or until all veggies are soft.
Add your tomatoes, basil, and bay leaves. Simmer covered on low heat for about hour or until thick.
Remove bay leaves and check for seasoning. If your sauce tastes acidic, add unsalted butter (1 tablespoon at a time).
Add the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
So obviously, the ingredients will vary person to person depending on what you like! But these are the things we put on our pizza.
Our Pizza Toppings:
- Fresh Basil
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Italian Sausage
- Stella Parmesan Cheese
The key to a good pizza crust, is the parmesan!! So after you are done adding your desired toppings, sprinkle your parmesan (I recommend Stella Parmesan Cheese) around the outside of the crust.
In a conventional oven, you will need to set the temperature between 450-500F (depending on your oven) Pop in the oven, and bake between 5-8 minutes. Keep an eye on your pizza, you may want to rotate it halfway through for even baking.
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