Highly overshadowed by Labor Day, Monday September 5th was also National Cheese Pizza Day. Need I say more? In honor of this glorious day (really it’s everyday TBH) I am here to share my favorite home made pizza recipe!
Disclaimer: My boyfriend and I can never agree on dinners, so we usually do half white pizza and half pepperoni (you’ll be able to tell in the below photos) because he is basic AF. This recipe is for the best half aka my half.
- For the sauce
- 2oz olive oil
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
- garlic salt, to taste
- 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
- For the pizza
- 1 tube Pillsbury pizza dough
- 1 cup shredded cheese (Mexican blend)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup spinach, steamed
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
To create the white sauce (red sauce is for basics) combine the melted butter, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Add garlic salt, to taste, and mix until even. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Roll out the entire tube of Pillsbury pizza dough on a greased baking sheet. In case you weren’t aware, Pillsbury is God’s gift to baking for poor people like me. I have never met a Pillsbury product I didn’t like. Anyways, back to the pizza. Once the dough is even on the baking sheet, pour your sauce evenly throughout. Rich people usually use cool basting brushes to do this, but I use a spoon because I’m a peasant.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese blend evenly, leaving about half an inch for the crust. Top with spinach and ricotta, evenly spaced throughout the entire pizza. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the crust looks golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Tag #TGSEats and enjoy!