When Friday rolls around, I usually don't feel like cooking. A mom's got to have a break once in a while, don't you agree? After a long week, nothing beats a pizza. Pepperoni is our family favorite. Unfortunately, where I live, we don't have many good pizza places nearby. So, what do I do when the Friday night pizza craving hits.....I make my own.
I found this pizza recipe on the back of a Hunt's tomato sauce can years and years ago. The pizza dough is spread out on a cookie sheet instead of making it round. The hardest part is working with the dough to get it stretched out. But, be patient and keep rolling it out and pulling the sides of the dough and it will stretch to fit the cookie sheet.
This recipe is a simple and quick way to have your pizza night....whatever day of the week that may be.
Friday Night Pizza
aka Party Pizza by Hunt's
1 package (10 oz) refrigerated pizza dough (I used pizza dough from my grocery store bakery dept or you can use the one that comes in a can.)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 can (10 3/4 oz) Tomato Puree
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I shred my own and use a generous amount to cover the sauce and dough)
Roll and stretch out dough to form a rectangle and press on a greased cookie sheet. Use the size that fits your amount of dough, 15 x 11 or 17 x 11 cookie sheet sizes work well. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 8 minutes.
Combine oil and garlic. Brush on crust. Blend puree and seasoning. Spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle cheese over sauce and add favorite toppings, if desired.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese is bubbling. Cut in squares.
Note: Sometimes we add red pepper flakes and/or parmesan cheese to our slices.
Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Create your own favorite pizza with toppings of your choice. Saute some green peppers, onions and mushrooms for a few minutes to soften them a little before adding as your topping and have a veggie pizza. Or cook up some pork or turkey sausage and use that as a pizza topping. The options are endless. Enjoy your Friday nights!