Day After Thanksgiving Pizza (That Doesn’t Contain Turkey)
Last week, on Pizza Friday, I was tired, I’d been cooking for most of the afternoon, and I didn’t feel like coming up with a creative pizza. Plus, I didn’t have any dough made. I know, poor me. So, after taking a break to look at Instagram, where I spotted my friend, Lisa’s, pizza creation that looked like it had peppers on it, I thought that maybe I’d just do a simple pepper pizza with cheese. I had some French bread dough rising, so I stole a bit and used it for the crust.
This was a good idea. This was a very good idea. Husband said it was his favorite crust that I’d made in a long time. I had to agree. It was thin, crispy, but also a bit chewy, and so delicious!
In case you need a one meal break from turkey, here’s my simple recipe. Sorry I don’t have a photo of the pizza. We were hungry and I didn’t think it would be so good it would warrant a blog post. I should know better by now. Always, always, always take a photo. 🙂
- 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 C finely grated cheese (I used a mixture of cheddar and GruyÃƒ¨re)
- 3 T tomato paste
- 1 T balsamic vinegar
- 1-2 T water
- pinch salt
- 1 T garlic infused olive oil (or just regular olive oil)
- 1 t olive oil
- 1 pizza crust (I used French bread dough, after it had gone though its first rise)
- Grease baking sheet with 1 t olive oil. Spread out dough. Bake at 450F for 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Using a spatula, gently unstick from pan, if it’s stuck.
- Mix together tomato paste, vinegar, salt, water (use just a bit to start), and remaining olive oil. Spread sauce on crust. Top with peppers and cheese.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes more.