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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

p^3 {pepper + prosciutto pizza}

pepper-prosciutto-pizza

1 red pepper, sliced

1 yellow pepper, sliced

1 Hungarian/banana pepper, seeds removed & sliced

About 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 - 1/2 cup pizza sauce {I used Classico pizza sauce}

1 pizza dough {I have been using this lately}

5-6 basil leaves, chopped

5-6 thin slices prosciutto

2-3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a pizza pan that has been oiled or sprayed with cooking spray, spread the pizza dough out to desired thickness. Cook in the oven, without the toppings, for 8 minutes {these directions are on the pizza dough packaging too}. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat and add the sliced peppers, cooking under tender and brown, about 10 minutes. To assemble the pizza: place the sauce on the dough, followed by the shredded cheese, peppers and slices of prosciutto. Garnish with the basil and Parmesan cheese. Bake the pizza for 8-10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

Today I am sharing a pizza recipe I made for New Year's Eve {hence why it's just a little more unhealthy than the buffalo chickpea pizza I made last week ;) }  This past weekend, I was watching one of my favorite shows on Food Network, "Beat Bobby Flay" and asked Richard what my signature dish would be if I was on the show. For those that don't know, {"Beat Bobby Flay" has two contestants that go head-to-head to make the best dish and the winner gets the opportunity to face Bobby Flay making the contestants signature dish.} We agreed that it would definitely have to be a pizza! 

I am not a huge fan of prosciutto, but it's one of Richard's favorites so I decided to incorporate it into the pizza of the week. Actually, I cannot take complete credit for this recipe, it was Richard's idea to combine the peppers and prosciutto {not surprising since those are two of his favorite foods!}. And I have to say, it turned out perfectly! Just a heads up, the Hungarian/banana peppers I used for this pizza were fresh, as opposed to canned, and they were SUPER hot. Our grocery store, Wegmans, has a huge section of peppers and I just grabbed one, without reading the description, to add to the pizza. The flavors were amazing, but a little spicy in case you like to stay away from the heat ;) 

Thanks for reading!

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