I love cooking. It’s always something I look forward to every day. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, meriendas, dinner, snacks, drunk concoctions—you name it. So when I found myself craving pizza on a Wednesday night I decided to delay my pleasure until the weekend and make the pizzas then. Also, my fridge was empty and only had time to go shopping on Friday night. Wild.
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Mozzarella cheese (grated)
- Crispy bacon
- Diced bacon
- Pre-made pizza dough (I’m lazy)
For the sauce:
- Crushed tomatoes
- Dried cayenne peppers (2-3 depending your heat tolerance)
- Oregano (dried or fresh)
- Basil (dry or fresh)
- Salt & pepper
- Olive oil
Chop the vegetables very thin so they can bake quick, set aside. Fry the bacon until very crispy, set aside. For the sauce: Sautée crushed garlic and the dried cayenne peppers in olive oil until golden on a medium heat. Add oregano and basil. When the oil is very fragrant add the tomatoes. Mix. Leave the sauce on a low simmer, add salt and pepper to taste. If the sauce is too acidic add a teaspoon of sugar. Then ensemble the pizza. Easy.
These pizzas won’t take you more than 30 minutes to make and it’s a great plan for the weekend if you’re planning to stay in and cook. Hope you all enjoy!