This is the one thing I always have to make when the kids are home, or we are there. The call is always for “Daddy made pizza”. They all have favorite toppings, and my son is milk allergic so his version is made with a noncows milk cheese in a separate area of the kitchen and baked in a separate oven or it is EpiPen and ER time.
Yes, two 5’s in a row. I have survived on this alone years ago. I have about 1000 of these pies under my belt.
Notes: I have had two calls from daughter #2 for this recipe in the last month, so it is time for a post.
I have traditionally not been allowed to make the sauce. My wife had to make the sauce. She gave up her method for this post, and I was “allowed” to make the sauce. I never add any “heat” to this. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper if you want.
Make one recipe of Easy Everyday Pizza Dough from the previous post.
Mix sauce. One 6 oz can of tomato paste and 6 oz water. 1 tsp salt, 1/2 t pepper, 1 clove garlic and 1 t oregano.
Prep toppings. I do 1 lb Italian sausage, one green pepper chopped, 1/2 medium yellow onion, and 3-4 oz of pepperoni. And lastly a lot of mozzarella 12-16 oz.
Preheat oven to 425 convection. Spread dough. Let set for about 10 minutes if you want a very thick crust.
Top with topping of your choice.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Be sure to lift a corner of the pizza to check for done.
July 8, 2016