Pizza with Red Sauce and Tomatoes

Pizza with Red Sauce and Tomatoes

Pizza with Red Sauce and Tomatoes

I came home from work and I really wanted pizza.  I don’t really like commercial pizza because it has so much salt, and it’s relatively expensive when you compare it to what you can make at home.

It’s easy to make at home.  The dough comes together in about 10 minutes, and then you can sit and relax for an hour while it rises. I preheat the oven to about 450 and get all the ingredients for my pizza and have them at hand.  I had some leftover pieces of cheese, leftover canned whole tomatoes, leftover pizza sauce, and some leftover garlic butter.  All that stuff went into my pizza.  The juice from the tomatoes became the best Bloody Mary I have ever had in my life.

I like to make my own red sauce, and I like fresh tomatoes on my pizza. I used to use fresh plum tomatoes, but now I discovered that I like the whole canned San Marzano tomatoes much better.

Let’s make Pizza with Red Sauce and Tomatoes (and a Bloody Mary)

Pizza with Red Sauce and Tomatoes
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 1 large pizza
For the Dough
  • Boswell Pizza Dough
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan
For the Sauce
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon red wine
For the Bloody Mary
  • Juice of half a large can of San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 large splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 splash Tabasco sauce
  • Ice
For the Pizza
  • 1/2 large can San Marzano tomatoes, drained and broken up
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Fontina Cheese freshly grated
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato, sliced
  • 2 large mushrooms, sliced
For the Dough
  1. Mix the butter, garlic, paprika, and parmesan together. Set aside. Prepare the dough according to directions, and add the garlic butter just before kneading. Let rise for about an hour in an oiled bowl, covered with plastic wrap. Put it in a warm place away from drafts.
For the Bloody Mary
  1. Mix everything together over ice, sit and enjoy whilst waiting for the dough to rise.
For the Sauce
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small pot. This makes enough sauce for two pizzas.
For the Pizza
  1. Preheat the oven to 500. Spread the dough out on a pizza pan or on a peel to go on a stone. Bake the dough for 5 minutes then take it out of the oven.
  2. Put the sauce and the tomatoes on and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  3. Put the cheese and remaining ingredients on and return it to the oven for another 5 minutes or until the crust is nicely browned and the cheese is all melted. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.



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