Monday, April 9, 2012

The One With the Mama Style Homemade Pizza

Did you know it's hard to take an attractive picture of pizza? Well it is. But even though this picture doesn't do it justice, this pizza is really, really, really good.
Ever since my revolutionary discovering of pre-made pizza crust, I've been craving this a lot. Plus, it's a big crowd-pleaser, so I like making it when friends come to visit.
Mama Style Pizza
  • 2 Pillsbury pre-made pizza dough* (or see my recipe for homemade dough here)
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced.
  • 2 14 oz. cans petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • Pepperoni
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olives, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven as directed on your pizza dough package. 
Roll your pizza dough out onto an oiled pizza stone, pan, or a Pyrex dish.
Cover the bottom with a good coat of mozzarella.
Add a layer of diced tomatoes. Arrange your pepperoni in a circular fashion around the pizza until it is covered. Disperse parmesan cheese and olives evenly over the pepperoni.
Sprinkle with basil and oregano. Drizzle olive oil over the top and bake for 17-25 minutes, as directed on the pizza dough package.
The light sweetness of the Pillsbury dough makes this pizza an excellent party choice if you're a fan of beer. And even more excellent if you're, say, having a beer tasting party.
*You can use any kind of dough you like, really. If you have a favorite that you try with this, I'd love to know how it turns out! I'm always on the look out for new recipes or things to try. :-)

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  1. now THIS is what i wanted for dinner! and i'm sitting here at almost midnight and could totally do with some of this! i'd love it if you linked it up to tip-toe thru tuesday.

  2. This looks like a simple and very flavorful pizza. Hope you are having a wonderful Spring day. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Oh yeah! Love the pictures! Please link up to NYOR's Foodie Friday Don't forget to leave a comment!

  4. who doesn't love a good slice of pizza? yours looks so delish, the mix of cheeses must add a great flavor! My food photos never turn out well either... so frustrating! Thanks for linking up to Tip toe thru Tuesday with and

  5. This is a great weekend meal when you really don't want to cook. And you never get any complaints cause everyone loves a good pizza. Great post.


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