Pizza... it almost makes a weekly appearance at our house. Especially if the hubbs is on the schedule to cook dinner on any given night (I have to admit, he's getting pretty good at it). I've mentioned before that I'm on a seemingly never ending hunt for a great whole wheat pizza crust recipe, and I finally think I may have found one that works for us. It doesn't puff up around the edges of the pizza quite as much as my crusts with traditional flour, but it's meeting all of my other criteria, including holding up to lots of toppings. We're currently still in the testing mode for that one, but I'll be sure to share it after I decide if it's a keeper!
This pizza idea comes from Alex and Sonja at A Couple Cooks. It has relatively simple toppings, but the result is a pie that comes together in all the right ways. As much as we make different pizzas, I can tell you that we've already made this one more than once. In the recipe, a simple sauce is made with crushed tomatoes, garlic, and the Cajun seasoning. I've made it that way and with some homemade pizza sauce stocked in my freezer (with the Cajun seasoning added) and had good results both ways. The amount of Cajun seasoning to use is highly adjustable. Add it to your tastes!
Who can say not to a colorful, slightly spicy,, delicious pizza? Definitely not us! Enjoy
From A Couple Cooks
1 pizza dough
1/2 cup sauce + Cajun seasoning or
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, minced
Cajun seasoning, to taste
1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup jalapeno, diced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced or chopped
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/4-1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees with a stoneware pizza pan in the oven (if using).
Roll out the pizza dough on parchment paper. Set aside. Combine the sauce ingredients, adding the garlic only if using the plain crushed tomatoes. Spread the sauce over the top of the pizza dough leaving a small boarder around the edge. Add the vegetables and sprinkle the cheese over the top.
Slide the pizza onto the hot stoneware pan (leaving the parchment paper between). Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is slightly browned and the cheese has melted. Cut and serve warm.