I have made this recipe for years and I really love it for entertaining or just a simple dinner at home. It can be a great appetizer if cut into smaller portions as well. I always wrestle with rolling out the pizza dough perfectly. The good news is it doesn’t have to look perfect it just has to taste really good – which it does. Enjoy!
This is the dressing I use as the sauce. Its so delicious and you can find it at Trader Joes along with a great pre-made pizza dough.
1 package pizza dough or homemade pizza dough (I get mine at Trader Joe’s but I’ve made it from scratch before too)
1 jar spicy peanut dressing (I used Trader Joe’s Brand)
1 cup shredded mozzarella
¼ cup sliced green nions
¼ cup shredded carrots
¼ cup chopped cilantro
1 ripe avocado diced
1 cooked chicken breast diced
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
Roll out pizza dough on a floured service. Place dough on a pizza stone that has been warming in the oven. Bake pizza dough for 5 minutes and then remove from the oven. (This helps to crisp up the bottom of the dough). Top with peanut dressing, mozzarella, green onions, carrots, cilatro and chicken breast. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown on the edges. Take out of the oven and let cool. Add avocado on top. Crack some salt and pepper on top to taste. Enjoy!
In many other countries, hard boiled eggs are a common ingredient in almost any quick meal such as pizza, sandwiches, salads etc. In the States however, hard boiled eggs aren’t seen quite as much. This pizza was devised by myself and my brother after his recent return from Brazil and my trip to Paris where hard cooked eggs are used a lot. Bahian Pizza is the inspiration for this recipe and is named after a state in Brazil that is known for its vibrant culture, music and people. We combined forces and came up with this super satisfying pizza. Bon Apetit and Bon Apeite.
Fresh Packaged Pizza Dough (I get mine at Trader Joe’s)
3/4 cup marinara Sauce
1 cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
3 Sliced Hard Cooked Eggs
1 Large Yellow Onion – sliced in half moons
1/2 cup Soy Chorizo or Regular Chorizo
Sour Cream to dot on top
Take onion and saute it with olive oil until brown and caramelized. Set aside.
Sprinkle Flour on a clean surface and place pizza dough in the center. Flour your rolling pin and roll out pizza dough until round and thin. In the meantime, turn on oven to 400 degrees and place a pizza stone (if you have one) inside to get hot. If you don’t have a pizza stone a regular cookie sheet will do. Let the oven preheat for 10 minutes and then place your pizza dough on a pizza peel that has been spread with a layer of cornmeal (so that the pizza can slide easily onto the hot pizza stone). If at all possible you want to keep the pizza stone in the oven so that it stays hot and crisps up the pizza dough. Bake the pizza dough for 10 minutes until crispy. Remove pizza dough with the pizza peel (can be tricky but I recommend using tongs to help you get it back in the pizza peel). Top the pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, sliced eggs and caramelized onions. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and getting slightly crisp and brown on top.
Remove from oven and let cool. Cut and serve with a small dollop of sour cream on each piece.
*Note. Why soy chorizo? If you get the right brand, its actually super tasty and I’m always looking for a way to cut down on meat if doesn’t mean cutting down on taste.
This pizza has a really delicious depth of flavor and is one of Michael’s favorite pizzas that I do. I always love to hear his reactions when he takes the first bite of something I make. I can always tell if its a home run or just “eh.” His comments range from, “OHMYGOSH! This is so amazing! Remember this recipe honey. This is delicious. (general eating sounds)”
“Huh. Its good…I think maybe it needs salt? I mean… don’t get me wrong honey, its interesting for sure…”
He cracks me up. He has the worst poker face and actually does not have the ability to lie so its great feedback for me. Anywho, I hope you enjoy!
Simple Gorgonzola, Cherry Tomato and Sage Pizza
1 Prepared Pizza Dough*
Tuscan Italian Dressing*
Halved Cherry tomatoes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place pizza stone in the oven to warm.
Roll out pizza dough on a flour surface. Place pizza dough in oven for 10 minutes to crisp on stone before adding toppings. Take pizza out of oven and top with creamy tuscan dressing, mozzarella, gorgonzola, cherry tomatoes, shallots and sage. Bake for 10 minutes and then cut and serve.
*I buy the fresh pizza dough at Trader Joe’s. Its costs about $1.50 and is super easy to use and is delicious!
*I use the Tuscan Italian Dressing from Trader Joes . If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s then any creamy balsamic dressing will do.