Sunday, September 2, 2007

Tomato and Garlic Pizza

Pizza is a meal that my husband enjoys making, which makes it great on nights that I don't feel like cooking! There's no real recipe for this since we just kind of throw it together with whatever toppings we have. We're also still experimenting with the best way to get the cooked. Recently, we've been pre-cooking the dough before adding the toppings and it seems to work out well. Here's the general idea...

Tomato and Garlic Pizza
Recipe Courtesy of Me and the Hubby!


  • 1 package store-bought raw dough
  • flour for rolling
  • olive oil to coat pan
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
  • 2-3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 small can diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheese (we use the "italian blend" which includes mozzarella and parm. I think)
  • 2-3 vine-ripe tomatoes
  • grated parmesan cheese for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease pan with olive oil so dough doesn't stick. Roll out dough until it fits your pan (we use a rectangular cookie sheet). Poke holes in the dough with a fork so it can aerate and bubbles don't form. Sprinkle the dough with oregano, basil, and parmesan cheese. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the dough from the oven and cover with slices tomatoes, garlic, and cheese. Turn oven up to 400 degrees and bake pizza another 10 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbling. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese as desired.

Again, these are all approximate cooking times and we're still experimenting to find a system that works best, but it always tastes delicious! Enjoy!


MrsPresley said...

i love fresh tomatoes on pizza! yours looks so good!

Anonymous said...

and what do you do with the 1/2 can diced tomatoes?

KC720 said...

Oops! Put those on after you cook the dough for the first time and before you put on the sliced tomatoes and cheese!