Why head to the local pizza parlor when you can whip up gourmet pies in the comfort of your own kitchen? With the help of store-bought dough, pizza making is a cinch. This recipe tops the dough with portobello mushrooms, red peppers, garlic, and two types of cheese.
However, the best thing about homemade pizza is the ability to get creative. Top your pizza with whatever ingredients you want! Use this recipe loosely as a guide and go from there. Making pizza is also a great way to transform leftovers into something new and delicious. For the simple technique, read more. 6 tablespoons olive oil Makes one 14-inch pizza.
2 red bell peppers, cut into thin slices
1 1/2 pounds portobello mushrooms, stems removed, caps cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
3/4 cup lightly packed basil leaves, chopped
1/2 pound fresh salted mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
6 tablespoons olive oil
Makes one 14-inch pizza.