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Monday, July 19

Pizza Party!

Parade of Pizzas: Day 1
quick-prep pizza

Welcome to Pizza Week! Each day I am going to show you a new pizza recipe! Today is quick-prep pizza day.

These are pictures from a "Pizzaz Your Pizza Party" that I co-hosted with my friend, Jana, for the girls in our church youth group. For simplicity we purchased pre-made pizza crust and tomato sauce, then prepped a handful of toppings. It made for a fun party and tasty meal.

fruit and veggies

tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ground hamburger and sausage, pepperoni

Pre-made crust speeds up the process, but you miss out on the fun of kneading dough, tossing it in the air, and acting like a pizza chef!

Start with crust

spread on tomato sauce

sprinkle on cheese

add toppings
In this case, I wanted to customize a pizza with my friend's initial!

And in this case, I wanted to make a pizza for my husband!
This would also be cute for Valentine's Day,
or to remind someone special that you love them!

Bake pizza at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust has browned.

For a 4-cheese pizza, I recommend: mozzarella, romano, asiago, and monterey jack cheese; ricotta and gorgonzola are great options for a Mediterranean/Margherita pizza.

Although it takes more time, cheese seems to melt better (and taste better) when bought in block form and grated at home. Packaged grated cheese is coated with an anti-caking agent called low dust powdered cellulose that is better to avoid.

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