Crazy Pizza, 3/1/13

Alan Bennett

Marinara Makes: 8 servingsIngredients 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 1/2 onion, chopped fine 2 teaspoons dried basil 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon parsley 1 tablespoon dried thyme 2 teaspoons brown sugar Notes / Directions Chop onions fine & saut in 1/4 cup of olive oil on medium high heat forabout 5 minutes; stir occasionally so they don't burnAdd garlic & cook 1 minute Mix all ingredients together and place in a sauce panBring to a slight boil, then simmer for about 30 minutesSet aside & let cool

Crazy Pizza

Makes: 10 servingsPrep Time: 30 minsCook Time: 10 minsIngredients 1 Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough 1 bundle (1 lb) spinach (fresh) ( or 1/2lb frozen, cooked), chopped &sauteed 20 pepperoni slices (small ones) 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced & sauteed 3/4 lb mozzarella cheese, grated 1 cup marinara sauce 1/2 lb bacon, cooked & chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 lb Portobello mushrooms, gills removed & sliced Notes / Directions Add olive oil to saut pan on medium heatAdd sliced mushrooms and cook until soft & brownedSet aside to coolAdd chopped spinach to pan with leftover oil from cooking mushrooms and cookuntil completely wilted; remove pan from stove top and let coolFollow instructions on Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough or crust will be soft& wet ( not crispy). Bake for 5 min on a large, greased cookie sheet(pre-bake); set aside and let cool for a couple of minutesSpread marinara over pizza crustAdd pepperoni evenly over crustTop each pepperoni with a little crumbled baconSpread cooked & chopped spinach around pizzaSpread cooked & sliced mushrooms around pizzaTop with grated mozzarella cheeseBake @ 400 for 12-15 minutes depending on how crispy you like your crust