This Friday Night Is Going To Be Pizza Night!

Pizzas from Food Network

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
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 19 commentsLisa Von Domek • July 26 2018 02:33AM


Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. 

Have a great evening and an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

Good afternoon Lisa. Pizza has sounded good to me all week too. I'm working but would love a pie.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago


It is going to happen here, and no way am I going to make one and turn the oven on.  But, we have great place that serves it at happy hour with a view of the ocean...Thank you for the recipe.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

Lisa we have Friday night pizza a couple of times a month.  It isn't fancy but I love it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

Plans for tonight and this weekend but I will definitely save these off for a future pizza night. Thanks for sharing these, Lisa.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 2 years ago

We are lucky to have a great place for pizza within a this will be saved for the winter when I don't feel like even driving that far :)...Happy Weekend !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 2 years ago

You are welcome Roy Kelley let me know if Chef Dolores prepares one of these!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

I hope that you get to enjoy one this weekend Sheila Anderson always a pick-me-up after a day of work. 


Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Our temperatures stayed in the 90's today, so I am chancing the oven Ron and Alexandra Seigel as I am too comfortable to go back out!


Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Casual is always good George Souto nothing better than pizza, a good movie and enjoying it in your comfortable clothes!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

You are most welcome Anita Clark let me know when you try these and enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Good idea Sally K. & David L. Hanson save it for one of those "icy roads" night!


Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

There is nothing like homemade pizza. I had a bigger oven in my other house and will be remodeling soon. I can't wait to use my pizza brick again!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

Morning Lisa.

Not much into pepperoni pizza, but the four cheese one, count me in

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 2 years ago

I hope you enjoyed the pizza, Lisa.  When I want some pizza, I find it much easier to pick up the phone and order!  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Lisa, that sounds really good, and bet it was delicious.    I have an abundance of fresh green beans, so need something to go with them!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 2 years ago

Lisa, we love pizza in our household, unfortunately Diane & I are so picky when it comes to pizza and there is only two places we barely can tolerate outside of our favorite pizza place, so with that said, I would not even dare to make it myself:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

We like to have pizza making parties and they are tons of fun. Everyone's looks different and creative.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa - I learned how to make fresh pizza on my grill in a cooking class.  I really works well.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

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