With a few special ingredients, you can make this easy pizzeria style thin crust pizza in your own kitchen~in less than 30 minutes.
This pizza has become a favorite at our house. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and tastes like pizza often served at local pizzerias. We like it as well as or better than takeout, and it is far better than any frozen pizza we’ve ever eaten.
The secret is in the “doctored” crust and a few special ingredients that kick the flavor up a notch.
The Crust: I use Mama Mary’s ultra thin gourmet crusts, which come two to a package. They truly are paper thin and have less fat & calories than most other crusts.
The secret to super yummy crust is to doctor it a bit before adding the toppings. I brush each crust liberally with extra virgin olive oil, then follow with a good sprinkling of Johnny’s Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning. I am obsessed with this seasoning and use it ALL the time~on breads, in spaghetti sauce, on pizza crust, and on oven roasted potatoes. I buy the Johnny’s at my Costco, but it is available here on amazon as well.
- Boar’s Head Pepperoni or Margherita Italian style pepperoni are the two best supermarket brands (according to Cook’s Illustrated taste tests). I use Boar’s Head, and it is yummy. I’ve never used the Margherita simply because I’ve not seen it in my grocery.
- Del Grosso Old Style Pizza Sauce has great flavor, all natural ingredients, and no added sugar. It is the best jarred sauce that I’ve found so far, and it is located in the pasta sauce aisle.
- Penzey’s Frozen Pizza Seasoning is a favorite little tweak that I add to make homemade (or frozen) pizza taste better. It is a special blend of spices and garlic. Just a sprinkling on top of the sauce gives it a little extra kick and homemade flavor.
- Mozzarella: I always use shredded because it is easy, but fresh would surely be fab. The whole milk actually tastes better to me, but I usually buy the part-skim to cut the fat calories.
Note: Parchment paper is key to making this pizza develop the perfect crisp texture, and it makes cleanup a snap too.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 656Total Fat 46gSaturated Fat 26gCholesterol 129mgSodium 2123mgCarbohydrates 15gProtein 55g
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