pizza time

i'm sure this will be the first of many posts of pizza - i love it, and never make the same one twice. i try different dough recipes (although i admit i use a lot of pre-made doughs from various stores, including trader joe's and whole foods), new combinations of old favorite ingredients, and different items for sauces.

i've gotten into the habit of making two pizzas every time - one with a red sauce, and one with something new. lately it's been alfredo on the other pizza, which is what i did last night. i'm not going to write out a recipe since pizza is pretty self-explanatory, but i will offer some photos and the list of ingredients i used this last time.

i used dough from trader joe's - an herb blend for the white pizza, and wheat for the red. my husband chose the ingredients on this one, so both of these pizzas are some of his favorite things.

the herb crust was covered in creamy alfredo sauce, then topped with pesto chicken (marinated with pesto, garlic and olive oil in a ziplock bag, then sliced and cooked in small pan), diced hearts of palm, green peppers, black olives, and shredded cheese. i also added basil and parsley to the top.

the wheat crust was covered in a tomato-based sauce, then topped with sliced pepperoni, sliced canadian bacon, black olives, and a lot of shredded cheese. this i topped with basil, oregano, and crushed red peppers.

both pizzas were baked for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

some of my other favorite toppings include:
pesto, as sauce
olive oil, as sauce, then sprinkled with balsamic vinegar
ricotta cheese
sun-dried tomatoes
artichoke hearts
fresh basil
feta cheese
fresh sliced mozzarella

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thanks so much for reading!