Taco Pizza

This recipe comes from Eating Well with a few minor tweaks. I found that 1/2 c a water was not adequate to bring the dough together so I added another 1/2 c. I also added a few more ingredients to the vegetarian delight!

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 c masa harina
  • ½ c sliced scallions
  • ½ – 1 c water
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 can black beans, heated and mashed
  • 1 c shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 c shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, thinly sliced
  • ¼ c slivered red onion
  • ½ c pico de gallo or fresh salsa
  • 1/4 c crema
  • Sliced olives

Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat eggs in a medium bowl.

Mix in masa, scallions, water, chili powder, garlic powder and salt. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet into a 9-by-11-inch oval. Bake the crust until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Spread beans on the crust and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more. Top the pizza with romaine, avocado, onion, pico de gallo, olives and cilantro. Drizzle with crema.

Serves 4.

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Butternut Squash Pizza

So good! I know it sounds weird – it’s so yummy you will thank me! The perfect fall pizza pie.

  • 1 pizza crust (several recipes to choose from on the blog)
  • 8 oz Gruyere, grated
  • 8 oz butternut squash, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 Meyer lemon, sliced thin
  • Sage leaves
  • Truffle or olive oil

Preheat oven to 500 with pizza steak or stone inside.

Bring a small pot of water to a boil, add lemon slices and blanch for 2 minutes. Remove from water and set aside.

Roll out dough, drizzle with olive or truffle oil. Top with 3/4 cheese, butternut squash, lemons, sage and the remaining cheese.

Bake for 8 minutes or until crust in brown and cheese is melted.

Serves 4.

Pizza with Potatoes and Green Garlic

I tend to make pizza on Friday night and generally it is a last ditch effort to clean out the fridge. This week I had some left over boiled potatoes from chorizo tacos and green garlic. The two together are wonderful!

1 bulb green garlic, sliced thin
½ lb new potatoes, boiled and choped
Olive oil
Pizza dough
Pepper
1 tbps chopped fresh rosemary
¼ c freshly grated Parmesan
1 ball of mozzarella 

Preheat oven with pizza stone inside to 450.

Roll out dough, drizzle with olive oil. Top with slices of mozzarella, garlic, potatoes, rosemary, pepper, salt and parm.

Bake for 10 min until cheese is melted and crust is brown.

Pesto Pizza

This pizza is so good! Pesto, pine nuts and lots of cheese. I did not measure when I made this – so this is rough feel free to adjust.

Ingredients:
1 pizza dough
1/4 c pesto
1/4 c ricotta
1 ball mozzeralla, sliced
Olive oil
Pine nuts

Preheat oven to 500 with pizza stone or steal inside.

Roll out dough. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Place sliced mozzarella with space between slices on dough. Place TBSP scoops of ricotta between the mozz slices. Drizzle with pesto. 

Bake for 8 – 10 min u ok cheese is melted and crust is brown.

Top with pine nuts.

Kimchi Spam Pizza

  
This crazy pizza just came to me last night! I really thought it would be fun to put kimchi on a the corn meal crust, and American cheese, spam and some fresh pineapple just seemed like the perfect accompaniment. Don’t hate me because I love spam. 

Ingredients:
1 cornmeal crust or regular pizza
4 – 8 slices america cheese
1/2 c kimchi, drained and chopped
1/2 spam, cubed and cooked crispy
1/2 c fresh pineapple, chopped

Preheat oven to 450.

If using regular pizza dough roll it out. Top with american cheese, kimchi, crispy spam and pineapple. Bake until cheese is melted and crust is crispy.

Serves 2 – 4.

Asparagus and Green Garlic Pizza

 It’s no secret I have a serious asparagus problem. Trust me of you had access to asparagus this fresh you would have a problem too!! If you are not a fan, the season is almost over so indulge me a couple weeks more. The combo of green garlic and asparagus is a match make in heaven.

10 oz thin asparagus spears, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 green garlic, shredded using the coarse side of a box grater
10 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
olive oil
1 pizza dough

Preheat over to 500 with a baking steel or pizza stone inside.

Roll out dough. Drizzle with olive oil. Top with green garlic, cheese, and asparagus. 

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until the crust is brown and cheese is bubbling.

Serves 4.

Pepperoni Pizza with Spring Onions and Garlic Scapes

 

We had some amazing pepperoni come in our Mantry box (I need to get more now) this is the pizza I came up with to honor it choke full of spring goodness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bag 4 cheese blend of white cheese  Trader Joe’s 
  • Thick slices pepperoni or regular 
  • 4 garlic scapes sliced thin
  • 4 spring onions sliced thin
  • 1/4 c mozzarella cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 500 with baking steel or pizza stone inside.

Roll out dough. Drizzle with olive oil, tops with garlic scapes, 4 cheese blend, pepperoni, onions and mozzarella.

Bake 5 – 8 minutes until crust is crispy and cheese is starting to brown.

Serves 4.