It's Monday. The weather is transitioning slowly but surely into the brisk NYC fall, and YOU are slowly but surely recovering from your Sunday Funday hangover ☺️
So what's for dinner?
Why not try making a delicious homemade pizza! It's easier than you think... And here is how!
While you could make dough from scratch, I recommend you stop by your favorite local pizza shop or grocery store, and ask for some premade dough. You can find this in the refrigerator section of your local supermarket, often by the cheeses. You'll spot it pretty quickly, usually in a plastic bag, the dough simply in a big ball. Now, don't get intimidated thinking getting the dough into a round pie will be hard! It's actually really easy...
Pick up whatever other ingredients & toppings you'd like to add to your pizza. If you are going to make pizza with a red sauce, I recommend you buy a preseasoned pasta sauce, to keep this homemade lazy style Monday pizza as effortless, yet tasty as possible!
When you have all the ingredients you desire, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Use a pizza stone, or simply any baking pan, splash a little olive oil on the surface to prevent your pizza from sticking, and begin to knead out the dough. It should be pretty easy to get it into a nice round pizza shape, concentrating on keeping the dough thickest around the edges, to have a nice crust!
Top with the ingredients of your liking, and throw it in the over for 25-30 minutes, and voila! You are eating gourmet at home!
I will share with you my homemade version from the other night. This is a simple margherita pizza I made, topped with: Freshly sliced organic tomatoes, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella, a 5-cheese blend of shredded italian cheeses including Parmesan, Asiago and Romano, basil tomato pasta sauce, & a sprinkle of both EVOO and red pepper flakes!
Below are both my before & after baking pictures. feLIZ pizza baking!!!