Happy Labor Day friends! I hope you all had great weekend. My poor Jeremy got wrangled into working overtime so the boys and I had lots of mommy-son time. Which equals lots of play time at the park and lots of requests for snacks, juice boxes and treats. Remember the first Friday Pie Day post when I said I was hoping that by having pizza once a week my boys would get into the routine of having pizza once a week they wouldn’t ask for it all the time. Well quite the opposite has happened; they ask for “mommy pizza” ALL THE TIME! The requests seemed to increase tremendously after we had this supreme pizza last week.
I know I said this about our last pizza too, but this is my favorite pizza EVER. This pizza was loaded with toppings and the all the flavors blended perfectly. I didn’t realize how much I had put on it until I picked it up to put it in the oven…and seriously it had to weigh at least 5 pounds! It was so big that we had to cut the slices extra small for the boys to eat because there was no way they could have eaten a regular size slice with out making a huge mess! If you have pizza lovers in the family this is the pizza to make for them! And as always you can make this ahead of time, freeze it and thaw it on the counter as your oven preheats.
One pizza dough
1/2-3/4 cup pizza sauce (I am working on perfecting a homemade sauce but this time I used Classico)
2-2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used a mix of mozzarella and parmesan)
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 cup pepperoni
1/4 cup diced onions
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp diced green chiles
2 Tbsp shredded lettuce
Preheat oven to 425°
Brown ground beef and drain grease.
Spread pizza dough out along pizza pan.
Brush sauce on dough first topped by 1 cup cheese
Add remaining tops and top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until dough is light brown. I cooked for 18 minutes and it was perfect.
Let cool and slice. Enjoy 🙂
**I have started making my pizza dough Thursday afternoon while my boys nap and letting it rise over night. The dough is much easier to work with and tastes better too!