Like a Big Pizza Pie, That’s Amore

Hi lovelies! Happy Wednesday! As I mentioned last week, things have been really busy for me at work, so my blogging schedule might be a little haphazard, but I’ll do my best to stay on track!

Last week, after seeing flatbread pizzas pop up on blogs, I decided to have pizza night with my family. If you’re a frequent reader, you know that I’m not a big cook. I’d like to be, but I’m more about putting something together that’s healthy and relatively quick. Although pizza is definitely quick (hello, delivery) it’s not really on the healthy side, so I generally only have it when I’m feeling like a splurge. But after seeing flatbread pizzas pop up on some blogs, I knew it was time I got on board.

My family decided that we all wanted lots of veggies on our pizza, so I started by grilling zucchini, yellow squash and asparagus. I thinly sliced the squash and sprayed it with a little olive oil and put it on the grill!

Awesome indoor grill that my parents have means that grilled veggies are always readily available!

After my veggies were grilled, I coated a piece of whole wheat lavash bread with TJ’s ready-made pizza sauce and a light sprinkling of grated part-skim mozzarella cheese. I then topped it with my veggies, sliced artichoke hearts and chicken. (I love Trader Joes frozen chicken breast strips because they are fully cooked grilled chicken and all you have to do is defrost!) And then it was time for more cheese. Since I couldn’t remember if you should put cheese on before or after the toppings, I decided to do both.ย  I added more mozzarella along with some crumbled goat cheese… in my book, you can never have too much cheese which is why I’m especially happy I can have dairy again!

Ready to go in the oven!

I then put my soon-to-be masterpiece in the oven for about 12 minutes at 375 degrees. You want to make sure to watch your pizza carefully so that your lavash bread doesn’t burn… which is why I sat on the floor so I could see inside the lower oven. Ok, that and the fact that I was anxiously awaiting my pizza!

So, so excited!

All 3 creations…

Mine

My Mom's creation

Daddy Jeff's pizza

Word to the wise: when you use as many wet ingredients like Daddy Jeff did, this is what happens when you try and take it off the cookie sheet…

Daddy Jeff's pizza calzone

All in all, it was a really fun night making pizzas and the results were fabulous! I couldn’t finish mine that night, but it made for a lovely lunch at work the next day served with a spinach salad. Next time, I think I’ll use pesto for my sauce and add some sundried tomatos… yum!

P.S. I couldn’t resist making this song my post title. At one of my favorite restaurants in LA, they used to pass out the lyrics and have everyone sing it during dinner!

Questions:

-Have you ever created your own pizza?

-What are your favorite pizza toppings?

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9 thoughts on “Like a Big Pizza Pie, That’s Amore

  1. Haha aw! Yours and your moms looks practically the same! I love making pizza, and have had some gluten free pizza crust mix sitting in my pantry for quite some time now. You might have just motivated me to get moving on that because I forgot how easy it is to make pizza!

    Actually, on one of the first nights Will & I cooked together, we made pizza. They both came out COMPLETELY different though– mine had veggies and goat cheese, while his had pineapple and ham haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Wowzie! Just found your blog and basically, you rock. I once did a thai pizza with peanut sauce, chicken, bell pepps, onion, etc. It was fabulous and different.
    Yours look delish!!

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