I’m going to completely honest with you here. Nothing in this recipe is homemade. In fact, it’s not really a recipe. More like a set of instructions. This isn’t the best pizza you’ll ever have. Wait – I take that back. After being awake for nearly 16 hours, this may actually taste like the best pizza you ever had. I’m not promising loads of organic ingredients and homemade deliciousness. No time for that today.
Maybe that’s a bad thing. I think not. With so little time on my hands these days, I’m a huge fan of anything fast and easy. After leaving for work at 7am and returning home at 11pm this week, the only thing I could think was:
1) FOOD and 2) SLEEP.
So here’s what I made.
The Unhomemade Pizza
Prep time: 5 minutes. Cook time: 10 minutes.
1 premade pizza crust.
1/2 cup of pizza sauce.
2 tablespoons garlic spread.*
1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
~2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese.
~ 2 0unces fresh mozzarella cheese (I used a log, but mozzarella balls would be easier)
1 tablespoon fresh Romano cheese.
1 tablespoon fresh Parmesan cheese.
Fresh basil or other top+ping as desired.
*Can be found at most grocery stores- Stop and Shop, Wegmans, Trader Joe’s to name a few.
Preheat oven per pizza crust recommendations. Don’t forget to place your pizza stone in the oven to heat up!
Spread garlic butter over the top of the pizza crust, making sure to cover the edges.
Spread pizza sauce across crust – use less or more as desired.
Lightly cover with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Evenly distribute Parmesan and Romano cheeses.
Sprinkle Italian seasoning on cheese.
Place mozzarella balls evenly on pizza crust, leaving about 2-3 inches in between. If using cheese log, break pieces apart and spread evenly. Try to avoid the center to ensure easier cutting once baked (the cheese has a tendency to spill off).
Bake for recommended time.
As the pizza is baking, trim and wash the fresh basil.
Oh, and clean up that kitchen of yours.
Once it’s ready and hot off the press – erm, oven – spread basil across pizza and….. hmmm…. what’s that word? Oh right – enjoy!!!!!