Casual Sunday, Perfect For Pizza

Pizzas from Food NetworkIt's going to be a casual quiet Sunday here 

and I have pizza on my mind since

sometimes nothing but a pizza will do!

Or maybe I just need to stay away from the

Food Network's online page since they

always have something that I like!

If you want to make it a pizza night,

here are a couple of great recipes to try. 

They take a bit of time, but they are worth it!

 

 

 

 

Basic Pepperoni Pizza and Four Cheese Pizza

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond
  • Pizza Dough:
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for oiling bowl
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup store-bought or homemade pizza sauce, recipe follows:
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
  • 1 cup pepperoni pieces
  • Four Cheese Pizza:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • One 3.5-ounce jar pesto
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
  • 4 ounces fontina, grated
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • Tomato Basil Salad:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 pint red grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 pint yellow grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 16 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade, plus more if needed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pizza Sauce:
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Three 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Directions
Tomato Basil Salad:

For the pizza dough: Sprinkle the active dry yeast over 1 1/2 cups of warm--not lukewarm--water.

In a mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed, drizzle in the olive oil and mix until combined. Pour in the yeast mixture and mix until combined.

Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil and tip the dough in. Form a ball and toss to coat the dough ball in the olive oil. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise for at least 1 hour, or up to 3 or 4 days refrigerated.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

To prepare the dough for the pizza assembly: Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll out one part as thinly as possible and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the second piece of dough.

For the basic pepperoni pizza: Spread the sauce over the pizza base. Top with the sliced mozzarella and pepperoni.

For the four cheese pizza: Drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Pour the jar of pesto onto the dough and spread evenly. Add the mozzarella, fontina, goat cheese and Pecorino Romano.

Bake both pizzas until the crusts are golden and the cheese is bubbly, 12 to 15 minutes.

For the tomato basil salad: While the pizzas are baking, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a small skillet. Add the garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute and removing it from the heat before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden). Pour it into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the tomatoes, balsamic, basil and some salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine, and then taste and add more basil if needed, and more salt if needed. Set aside.

Top the four cheese pizza with the tomato basil salad. Cut the pizzas into slices and serve.

Pizza Sauce:

Add a tablespoon or so of olive oil into a hot pan over medium-high heat. Throw in the garlic and chopped onions and give them a stir. Cook until the onions are soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, whisking to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Cook until the liquid reduces by half. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of sugar. Add the dried oregano and basil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

 

 

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Comment balloon 40 commentsLisa Von Domek • May 22 2016 07:02AM

Comments

Good morning Lisa Von Domek ,

Looks like you have a great recipe for pizza but I'm off for an open house and we are going to grill out steaks and have a salad this evening..I'll think of you eating pizza!! Enjoy your Sunday!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 3 years ago

Lisa,  Pizza is one thing I do attempt to avoid yet there are times I just want pizza and I allow myself to indulge. It's not in me to make my own  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 3 years ago

Hello Lisa Von Dillard,  Pizza works also for me every other week.  Have a good one.  Hope you have no rain today!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 3 years ago

Everday of the week is perfect for PIZZA !!!!!! And maybe a little vino ?

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) almost 3 years ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek I have a stone in my oven and I have a wooden peel. But I have had so much trouble with the dough that I have backed off making pizza. I "ate" all my sliced Italian Salami and pepperoni.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Lisa,

We make our own dough with Italian flour.  It makes a huge difference.  The Italian flour feels like silk, as does the dough when you are needing it.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa,

Now to go find the stone to make one of these and spend a couple of hours for which beer to pair with them.

Make yourself an astonishinfg day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 3 years ago

Darn it Lisa.  All of a sudden my Oatmeal, that is cooking, does not sound nearly as good as it did a few minutes ago.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 almost 3 years ago

This looks truly yummy Lisa. I am printing out your recipe and giving it to my little friend in the other room who is the kitchen boss.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 3 years ago

I have my plate ready! I don't see that you mentioned what time you will be serving. LOL

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker GRI, SRES (Windermere/lane county) almost 3 years ago

I had some very good brick oven pizza with the grandbabies yesterday. I don't eat much dairy so when I make my own homemade pizza there is no cheese on it at all. I love my healthy pizza but yesterday's pizza was a treat.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 3 years ago

Hi Lisa.  I would love to make this recipe.  Unfortunately I am stuck with Barbara Todaro recipe.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 3 years ago

Hi Lisa -  looks good.  I took a cooking class on fresh pizza on the grill at Sur la Table.  This is similar and it is delicious!

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 3 years ago

Lisa

The pizza recipes sound delicious.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 3 years ago

Lisa I was in the mood for pizza today also, but I bought mine at one of my favorite pizza places.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 3 years ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek ,  You bring back some fond memories when we had our Pizza restaurant.  Every once in a while we will make a pizza from scratch just to reminisce.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa. You are amazing, your homemade pizza looks good enough to eat, that's saying a lot since I'm not really a fan. This would be an exception for sure.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 3 years ago

You can't go wrong with a grilled steak Dorie Dillard !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

A slice of pizza now and then cures stress Kathleen Daniels ...or maybe that's just my theory?!!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Pizza is a treat Will Hamm and we had a lovely day with no rain...but more is on its way!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Pizza is the perfect food, isn't it Michael J. Perry ?!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

And with the comment from Alexandra, Bill Roberts pizza dough problems may be solved!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

I am going to have to give that flour tip a try Ron and Alexandra Seigel, thank you! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

I need a new stone as well Raymond E. Camp I hope you found the right beverage to enjoy!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

I am so sorry Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint I didn't mean to ruin your lovely oatmeal for you!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Let me know how it turns out Noah Seidenberg !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Uh-oh, I better plan on making more next time around Rob D. Shepherd !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Pizza is a weakness of mine and one I don't indulge in often Sharon Tara 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Conrad Allen  

We'll have to find a good italian restaurant in Florida this November and have (just one) slice of the real stuff

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Ok Grant Schneider so post a photo when you create your masterpiece!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Lou Ludwig thank you, I thought these recipes were pretty great!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

I must confess that the day got away from me George Souto and I did the same!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Larry Johnston you and Evelyn have such a varied professional history...how wonderful!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Thank you Joe Petrowsky sadly the gardening today did me in and I had to call the pizza in!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

I will have to just enjoy looking at the pictures, Lisa.  Pizza is off my diet for now.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 3 years ago

UPDATE - We had Pizza last night for supper !!!!! I ate 1/2 of it !!!!

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) almost 3 years ago

Lisa, sure sounds like you guys had fun Saturday night.  I went out with friends for Mexican food!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 3 years ago

It is only on mine occasionally Gabe Sanders 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

I hope it wasn't one of those super x-large ones Michael J. Perry and if so, that you didn't need a bottle of Tums after!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Yum, Joan Cox I do love good Mexican food too...anything with guacamole

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

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