Movie Night Pizza Recipe ~ a Chrissy Original
Preheat Oven to 425′
Easy Recipe to make Pizza at Home
1 pizza dough, store bought, frozen or from your favorite pizza shop
A palm full all-purpose flour or cornmeal
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling, plus 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary leaves, a couple of sprigs
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil (you can substitute dry herbs if you don’t have fresh… I love the Italian Blends!)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
If pizza dough is frozen, thaw for 5 hours, punch down and roll out and let rise once approx 1 hour.
On a round pizza stone or pan or on a rectangular baking sheet, using flour or cornmeal to dust the dough, spread out the dough to form your crust. If you are using a baking sheet, drizzle pan with extra-virgin olive oil then set crust in place. Poke the pizza dough in several areas with the tines of a fork. Drizzle the dough with extra-virgin olive oil then season it with finely chopped rosemary & basil and a little salt. Place in oven 10 minutes.
Take Crust out and add your favorite pizza toppings or try one of my varieties and of course the cheese working all the way to the edges.
Pizza Toppings Variations
Sausage & Fresh Tomato
Spicy Italian sausage sliced
1-2 tablespoons fresh basil
Thinly sliced fresh roma tomatoes
1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (if you like spicy!)
Not Boring Veggie
Brown in EVOO..
1-2 chopped red peppers,
1 lb fresh mushrooms,
3 cloves garlic,
1 small can chopped jalapeno’s or green chili’s
1-2 tsp red pepper flakes
I use Prego jazzed up with some fresh onions & garlic browned in EVOO
1/2 cup grated Three Cheese Blend
1 teaspoon dried Italian Spices
1 package shredded mozzarella
Return the pizza to the oven and bake until cheese is golden, another 10 to 12 minutes.
Our family can never agree on a pizza so as you can see… I made them both on one crust.
Pair with some beer and your favorite Redbox movie selection for an inexpensive night at home.