Pizza recipes are always great because they can be so versatile. This is a great recipe!
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or sausage
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can mushroom stems and pieces, well drained (optional)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
2/3 cup milk
1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. pepper
In a medium skillet, brown beef or sausage and onion. Season to taste, drain well and set aside.
While it is cooking, you can make the batter. In a small bowl, combine all crust ingredients. Mix until smooth and pour into a 12 or 15 inch pizza pan which has been greased and floured, tilting pan so batter covers bottom. Arrange the meat mixture over top. Add mushrooms if desired. Bake on low rack at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.
Remove from heat. Pour 1 cup pizza sauce over top. Sprinkle with 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes longer.
I couldn't find a recipe for chicken pizza that I thought would appeal to my family so I came up with my own. It's simple to make and tasty.
1 large chicken breast
1/2 jar Classico Four Cheese Alfredo sauce
1 pizza crust
Cook chicken breast and cut up fairly finely. Spread sauce over the pizza crust. Sprinkle the chicken over the sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella over crust and sauce, as much as you prefer. Cover with sliced fresh or canned mushrooms. Sprinkle with finely diced red and green peppers. Bake in 425 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes.
Let's face it, there is never enough time in a day to get things done we'd like to. One way to share time with kids is to pick one night a week that they have to make the meal. It teaches them to plan ahead, get familiar with items in the kitchen, and teaches them to be responsible. It's great when mom or dad give them a great big smile at the dinner table. Teaching them to read a cookbook is not a bad idea either.
Pull-apart pizza is a good starter recipe. Cut biscuit dough into bite size pieces and place into greased baking pan. Spread pizza sauce and cheese on top (extra toppings if desired) bake at 350 degrees F until cheese is bubbly, then cool on a platter. To eat, just pulls it apart.
I substituted my own pizza crust recipe as follows:
Oat Bran Pizza Crust
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 (1/4 oz.) pkg. active dry yeast
1 cup very warm water, 115 degrees F.
1 1/2 cups oat bran flour
2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. olive oil
oiled baking sheet
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cup unbleached Flour, sugar, salt, olive oil, and 1 cup Oat Bran Flour. Knead in remaining 1/2 cup Oat Bran Flour. This takes about 5 minutes, the dough will be smooth and elastic.
Spray a medium-sized bowl with no stick cooking spray. Place pizza dough in bowl and turn to coat thoroughly. Cover and allow it to rise in a warm, draft-free place for 15 minutes. Roll out dough to fit 14- inch baking sheet. Oil baking sheet and carefully place pizza dough.
Garlic And Herb Pizza Dough: Add 2 teaspoons dried basil, oregano, or rosemary leaves and 1 clove minced garlic along with dry ingredients.
your favorite pizza dough or 1 tube refrigerated pizza crust dough
Roll out dough into a 12 inch circle on a large pizza pan. Spread with pizza sauce. Top with chicken, onion, pepper, mushrooms and cheeses. Bake on lowest rack at 400 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes if using store-bought dough. Homemade may take 30-35 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place pizza dough on greased 14 inch pizza pan. Pat out dough with fingers to edge of pan. Bake 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned; remove from oven. Spread garlic onto crust; sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Top with tomato and Italian seasoning. Layer zucchini, onion and mushrooms over tomato; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 15-18 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Cut into wedges; serve warm. Note: One can (8oz.) pizza sauce may be substituted for the sliced tomato.
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