Sunday, April 01, 2012

Stop what you're doing and make this for dinner...NOW!

(I'll give you better directions below so just take it all in for now)
Take a ball of pizza dough on a baking stone with olive oil and cornmeal on it.
Roll out your ball of pizza dough on the baking stone and poke holes in it with a fork.
Bake the crust for 10 minutes at 450 degrees.
Slice up some baby bella mushrooms.
And slice up some jarred roasted red peppers.
(insert pic of diced marinated artichoke hearts here)
Chop up some artichoke hearts and forget to take a picture.

Take a bunch of kale greens, olive oil, and some salt to make kale chips.
Take your pre-baked crust, sauce, cheese, and the ingredients you just sliced up (mushrooms, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers) and make a pizza. The cooked kale chips are in the background, BTW.
Toss in the oven and do a little cooky-cooky.
Pull it out and toss some feta and the kale chips on it.
Put in front of your hubs and eat.
Want the specs? Here they are (kinda because we all know I don't work well with precise measurements.)
  • A bunch of pizza dough (if you're buying the Pillsbury kind, I'd say get 2. If you're making your own, you could probably make a medium size recipe)
  • Pizza sauce (if you're a saucy kinda girl, use a lot. If you're not, don't).
  • mozzarella cheese (I usually use 1/2 a bag but feel free to use it all)
  • a jar of roasted red peppers (we probably use 1/3 of a jar)
  • a jar of marinated artichokes (we probably use 1/4 of a jar)
  • baby bella mushrooms (I use 6)
  • a bag of kale (or you could buy a bunch of it and strip out the ribs. I'm lazy so I buy the bag)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • a container of feta

You can make your kale chips according to this recipe and set them aside until your pizza is done. These are super tasty by themselves so you may want to make some extras.

Roll your pizza dough onto your baking stone. I like to put down a small amount (think a teaspoon or so) of oil then cornmeal before I put the dough on. Whatever you like to do is fine, though. Poke your dough with forks then bake it at 450 for 10 minutes.

Once the crust is done pre-baking, top it with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, your sliced mushrooms, chopped peppers, and chopped artichokes. Bake for another 10-15 minutes. Once it's done, top with the kale chips and feta cheese. I could also see an argument for diced red onion added at the end, too, but we haven't tried it this way yet.

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