Pizza with Red Sauce and Tomatoes

This is just a great pizza for a meatless meal.
Pizza with Red Sauce and Tomatoes

Last Updated on April 16, 2022


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

This is just a great pizza for a meatless meal.
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cuisine: Italian
Newsletter: 2021-05-31
Servings (slide to adjust): 1 large pizza
Calories: 221kcal

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • Boswell Pizza Dough
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, 1/2 stick
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan

For the Sauce

  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon red wine

For the Bloody Mary

  • San Marzano tomatoes, Juice of half a large can of
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 large splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 splash Tabasco sauce
  • Ice

For the Pizza

  • ½ large can San Marzano tomatoes, drained and broken up
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
  • ¼ cup Fontina Cheese, freshly grated
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato, sliced
  • 2 large mushrooms, sliced
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

For the Dough

  • 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

  • Mix everything together over ice, sit and enjoy whilst waiting for the dough to rise.

For the Sauce

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a small pot. This makes enough sauce for two pizzas.

For the Pizza

  • 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.
  • Put the sauce and the tomatoes on and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 10gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 394mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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About arbpen

As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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