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Jalapeño Sausage Pizza with 3 Cheese Jalapeño Ranch Sauce

Jalapeno Sausage Pizza with 3 Cheese Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

One of my favorite things to do when visiting my friends in Phoenix is to go eat at my besties pizzeria, Jimmy and Joe’s!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve definitely heard me mention Jimmy & Joe’s a time, or two, or twenty 😉

While I know that every topping combination they have is delicious, my order is always the same, Sausage, Jalapeño, Ricotta, or as I like to call it, “The Whitney”!

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Hawaiian Pizza with Sriracha Pizza Sauce

Hawaiian Pizza with Sriracha Pizza Sauce Recipe

Last Monday was National Pizza Day, so of course I made nachos… haha, just kidding, I made pizza, but not just any pizza, I made Hawaiian Pizza, and not just any Hawaiian Pizza, but this delicious prosciutto & pineapple hawaiian pizza with homemade Sriracha pizza sauce, because (as I like to say on Instagram) yes, yes & more yes!

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Heart Shaped Pizza

Heart Shaped Pizza Recipe

When it comes to Valentine’s Day for this single girl, if I’m going to make something heart-shaped, it’s going to be pizza, because let’s be honest, pizza is the key to my heart 😉

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Prosciutto Arugula Thin Crust Pizza

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Hi, my name is Whitney and I’m a pizza addict.  Yes, I will admit, I have probably never met a pizza I didn’t like.

That could be the reason this is my 4th pizza recipe on the blog.  From thin crust, to deep dish, vegan to gluten-free, I’m a fan!

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Ingredients (crust – makes 1 pizza)

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 oz yeast
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crustIngredients (toppings)

  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 4 oz prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Start making the crust by combining the water and yeast.  Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture begins to bubble.

Next, add the flour, salt and mix until a solid ball forms. Knead the ball of dough for 5 minutes then place into a large greased bowl and cover.

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Allow to rise for 30-45 minutes then place the dough on a baking sheet and roll into a thin crust.

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Action shot!

Next, spread the pizza sauce on top.  I used the same recipe that I used on my deep dish pizza because it was amazing! I highly recommend you do the same!

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Next, top with 2 cups of the arugula.

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Then with the strips of prosciutto.

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Finally top with the parmesan and romano cheeses.

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Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and top with the additional cup of arugula.

arugula, dinner, Food, pizza, pizza dough, pizza sauce, prosciutto, Recipes, thin crustVoila!  Pizza Pie Perfection!

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Slice in and get down on this bad boy!

My new favorite pizza toppings, prosciutto and arugula!

Great combination in life, especially amazing on pizza!

Yeah, a got a little picture happy with this one!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: Remove the prosciutto and replace with red onions for a delicious vegetarian pizza.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Replace the flour with a gluten-free flour blend for a crust that will come out similar to my Gluten Free Italian Garlic Rolls or replace the crust completely with my cauliflower based Gluten Free Pizza Crust.

Deep Dish Pizza with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

My last night in Oklahoma I decided to make one of my families favorites, pizza! The result was a thick and delicious deep dish pizza with one amazing sauce!

Deep Dish Pizza Ingredients

Ingredients (crust – makes 2 12″ crusts)

  • 1/4 oz yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Start by combining the yeast and water in a large bowl. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture bubbles.

Next, add the flour, salt, olive oil and cornmeal.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Mix well until a large ball forms.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Next, place onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Now, place the ball back into a bowl covered in cooking spray.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for an hour.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Ok, don’t tell me that didn’t just amaze you!?  Every time, the fact that this little ball turns into this giant monster just baffles me!  It’s the little things in life people 🙂

Now it’s time to deflate the amazingness and form the dough in a cast iron skillet.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Now it’s time to take it back a couple notches. Remember that hour while you were waiting for the amazing dough transformation? Yes, that hour while you were sipping wine and relaxing?  Oh yeah, that one!  Lets throw a little sauce making in there as well!

Chunky Tomato Marinara Ingredients

Ingredients (sauce – makes app. 4 cups)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tomatoes (pureed in food processor or blender)
  • 1 can (28 oz) peeled plum tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Start by heating the olive oil in a large skillet, then sauté the garlic for 1 minute in the oil.

Chunky Tomato Marinara Recipe

Next add the pureed tomatoes, chopped plum tomatoes, tomato paste and red wine to the garlic.

Chunky Tomato Marinara Recipe

Now it’s time to add in the spices!

Chunky Tomato Marinara Recipe

Mix together and bring to a simmer.

Chunky Tomato Marinara Recipe

Cover and cook on low for 20-25 minutes.

Let me tell you people, this sauce is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! The secret: red wine, obviously!  Doesn’t wine make everything better?

Now it’s time to prepare the toppings.  I went traditional with pepperoni, but added a kick with red peppers and the creamy goodness of fresh mozzarella.

Deep Dish Pizza Toppings

Ingredients (toppings)

  • 25 pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 roasted red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan

While the sauce is simmering and dough is rising place the pepperonis in a skillet to cook off some of the grease.

Fried Pepperonis

After 5-7 minutes, remove the pepperonis and place in between 2 paper towels to soak up the grease.

At this time, roast the bell pepper over an open flame on the stove or grill or place the bell pepper on a baking dish closest to the heat source in the oven at 450° for 20 minutes or until the outside skin is charred. Allow to cool then remove the blackened skin and cut into slices.

At this point we should be ready to put this baby together! Start by arranging the pepperonis on the crust.

Pepperoni Deep Dish Pizza

Next add the red bell peppers.

Pepperoni Red Pepper Deep Dish Pizza

Now top with slices of mozzarella cheese.

Pepperoni Mozzarella Deep Dish Pizza

Add the parmesan cheese then smother this baby with that amazing sauce.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Yes, I added some additional shredded mozzarella, don’t judge me, my family loves cheese! You’re welcome to do the same, I won’t judge 🙂

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Now pop this pie in the oven at 425° for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and sauce is bubbling.

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Love that fresh mozzarella peaking through screaming “eat me, eat me!”

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Start slicing and…

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

chow down!!!

Deep Dish Pizza

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♣ Vegetarian Option: Remove the pepperonis and throw on some additional red peppers for a delicious vegetarian pizza pie.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Replace the flour with a gluten-free flour blend for a crust that will come out similar to my Gluten Free Italian Garlic Rolls or replace the crust completely with my cauliflower based Gluten Free Pizza Crust.