Friday, March 16, 2012

And to top it all off...

Greg digs pizza night. Ok - 'adores' is a more accurate verb. For me, the game is finding stuff in the fridge and pantry to use as toppings. In fact, the decision to have pizza is often contingent upon the discovery of said potential toppings. 

Here's a pic of a recent pizza, and I'd like to share the toppings with you because this worked really well.

On this pizza:
  • chopped tomatoes (soaked for a bit with salt, pepper and basil)
  • peeled and thinly sliced asparagus (peeling it is key)
  • paper thin onion slices
  • sliced black olives
  • zucchini 
  • mushrooms
  • turkey pepperoni
  • mozzarella 
  • Gouda
  • Parmesan 
  • red pepper flakes
And of course for me, a drizzle of truffle oil.

I always keep ingredients on hand to make the pizza sauce (tomato paste, Italian seasonings, garlic and onion powder, bay leaf, salt, pepper, sugar and water) and just do a store-bought crust. I discovered that putting the chopped tomatoes on the pizza after the sauce and before the cheese makes the pizza even nicer. 

When the fridge and pantry don't look so promising, I'll resort to frozen spinach or other frozen or canned veggies for toppings. I even eyed a can of water chestnuts recently until Greg made a small gagging noise. I wisely put it back. It should still be usable when I re-discover it two years from now. 

Do you put weird things on pizza? What unusual toppings do you like?

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  1. i LOVE pizza night too! one time maddy made this pizza that was weird but out of this world. you will have to ask her because i can't remember- but there were potatoes, onions, and some other things on there. mouth watering just thinking about it!

  2. I love mushrooms, spinach and fresh ricotta on pizza - yummy

    xoxo from Colorado


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