Thursday, May 3, 2012

'Tis the Season for Pizza - Italian Cheese Pizza

Sometimes plain cheese pizza is just best. Oh, all those toppings are great but sometimes just sometimes you need plain 'ole cheese.

Italian Cheese Pizza

Pizza dough

1 pound peeled plum tomatoes, fresh or canned
1-3/4 cups fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
Dozen leaves of fresh basil, torn into small pieces
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper

Puree the tomatoes in a food processor or blender. When it is sufficiently blended, spread the tomato sauce over the prepared dough.

Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cubes (shredded mozzarella can work just fine here too). Sprinkle the pie with parmesan cheese and dot the surface with basil.

Place the pizza in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Recipe and picture from

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