It's pizza night, people!

I don't know about you, but without excessive hours of the Bachelor on Monday night, I'm a little lost.  What to do with those now free hours?  Read?  Write my last grad school papers?  Pinterest {most likely}?  I know one thing for sure, I need to be eating some homemade pizza.

So homemade pizza is slightly more difficult than picking up the phone and calling Papa John's, but seriously, SO.WORTH.IT.  I probably make homemade pizza once a week, and every time its different.  Sometimes I go old school with pepperoni and cheese {that would be this recipe}, but sometimes I go crazy with brussels and bacon {I'll ease you into that one}.  And it's taken me about 20 times to get my technique just right.

I like to stretch out the dough, let it bake for just a few minutes {3-4}, then layer toppings and cheese.  It's pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.

How 'bout you give it a shot and let me know if you were sad the Papa wasn't there?

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
Serves 2 very hungry people with a few leftovers

2 cups cheese (I mix in just a little cheddar with my mozzarella)
1 ball of dough (I buy wheat dough from TJ's-cheater cheater, I know)
About 9 oz pizza (or marinara sauce)
1 small white onion
6 oz pepperoni slices
1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon dried basil

Preheat the oven to 375 and heat a skillet over medium-low heat.  Slice the onion into short slices, and slowly caramelize it in a bit of canola oil in the skillet (this will take about 15-20 minutes to lightly caramelize).  Meanwhile, start stretching the pizza dough to fit onto a large non stick cookie sheet.  Wheat especially will take a few minutes of work to get it all evenly distributed.  Once it is stretched, bake it for 3 minutes in the oven.  Then when the onions are finished layer the toppings on the warm dough: sauce, half the pepperonis, the onions, basil, mozzarella, more pepperonis, and some cheddar.  Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy!

Ugg, I'm hungry all over again.

One Comment

  1. Ugh. Pizza pics. Yep, definitely making one after this post. XD

    Homemade pizzas are the best, especially when you have a whole fridge full of ingredients. One of the things I do when I don’t have much cheese left is I crack an egg on top and let it cook sunny-side up. I call it my good morning pizza. I also have a homemade version of the four seasons pizza; it’s my whatever’s-left-in-the-fridge pizza. Heh.

    Carlene Boley


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