Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fresh Mozzarella Pizza

Eating on a budget does not have to be as hard as it sounds to some! I have found that creativity goes a long way when it comes to feeding us on a strict budget. It's fun to have something that tastes so delicious feel like it was a really expensive meal when it really wasn't! For this pizza, I did splurge a little bit with the fresh mozzarella, but it was well worth it in the end. This is such a simple, yet delicious pizza that we devoured the whole thing! Enjoy!

Much food love,

Fresh Mozzarella Pizza
Source: Me
Serves: 2-4

1 pizza dough (we always use Fresh and Easy dough; this time I bought the Rosemary Focaccia and it was amazing)
1 (16 oz) container marinated boccacini mozzarella (don't discard the olive oil; it's good for dipping!)
1/3 to 1/2 cup marinara sauce
freshly grated parmesan cheese
flour or cornmeal for sprinkling

Preheat the oven and your pizza stone to 500 degrees. Allow your dough to reach room temp before you use it. Once it's ready to use, lay a piece of parchment or wax paper out on the counter. Sprinkle the flour or cornmeal on the parchment paper. Stretch your dough out and work into a circular shape. Lay it down on the flour/cornmeal and shape it so you have about a nice size circle (about 10-12 inches in diameter). Spread the sauce on the dough. Arrange the mozzarella balls on top of the sauce; use the entire container. Bake at 500 for 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese and a few drops of the olive oil from the mozzarella container on top of the pizza. Serve with a green salad.

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