Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pizza Recipe!

Image courtesy Steadfast Finances

Ever since I had the privilege of eating roasted vegetable pizza at kindred spirit Meghan's house when we were traveling through New Mexico, I've been obsessed with trying out different recipes.

Here's my favorite so far:

  • a basket of cherry tomatoes (the variety baskets our perfect!)
  • pesto sauce
  • pizza crust (we buy ours in the dough form from Whole Foods, although pizza crust is very easy to make)
  • a mozzarella log
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • sugar
  • two garlic cloves, minced
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • dried rosemary

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Arrange the tomatoes on a cookie sheet, cut sides up, as much as possible
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  4. Sprinkle the garlic, a bit of sugar, a bit of salt, and some pepper over the tomatoes
  5. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until shriveled and tasty!
  6. Set aside in a bowl
  7. Prepare the pizza dough, brush with olive oil and sprinkle on dried rosemary
  8. Bake at 350 until the crust is golden
  9. Add the pesto sauce, tomatoes, and slices of soft mozzarella
  10. Bake for a few minutes until the cheese is melted


It's so good I put it in our meal rotation two weeks in a row. Matt said, "Again?" in a sufficiently whiny and ungrateful tone, so I have officially turned meal planning over to him. I figure a few weeks of selecting recipes and making a detailed grocery list (and making emergency trips to the store for all the things he forgot to put on the list) will help him be sufficiently grateful for how much work goes into meal planning every week!

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Ellie said...

My husband says, "again" like that too! Like eating the same amazingly delicious meal two weeks in a row is SUCH a hardship! Mine got put in charge of meal planning as well, but it turns out I don't like the foods he makes that much (whose ungrateful now?) so I wrested control back.

Sharpiegirl said...


Anne said...

Man, alive, your husbands are lucky they are married to you and not me. If mine said, "Again" like that EVER he would find himself not being cooked for again ever. I find that rude in a way I can't quite articulate. No one has to cook for you if you are an adult. Be a little grateful when they do.

(Full disclosure: My husband and I split such domestic duties pretty much 50-50 and frankly he is a way better cook than I.)

Kelsey said...

Yum! I love a simple pizza. We also love grilled pizza! I am planning on writing a blog post about it but my husband scooped me in this little piece that got published yesterday!

Kelsey said...

Let's try that link again, here's a shortened version:

Meghan said...

Hey Sara -
I'm so glad you guys liked the pizza so much! Another pizza I really like to make has a tomato base, minced onions, chopped fresh spinach mixed with shredded fontina, and topped with thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes.

Sara said...

We also love pizza that we make at home. Our favorite is our version of our favorite at Home Slice in Austin. We put thinly sliced eggplant and dollops of ricotta on a tomato base with basil sprinkled on top. So good!!!!!!

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