My Thursday Thing: Pizza in a Pinch
Today's post is all about a favorite of those young and old, pizza! Only, I'm not talking about the lengthy process of making your own pizza dough or running down to the local pizza shop around the corner. I'm talking about ways to have pizza in minutes with almost no effort.
As a kid, pizza in a pinch meant an English muffin, jarred tomato sauce and a slice of cheese popped under the broiler. Well, this isn't much different, but it is much better. Here are two quick ways to make pizza in minutes and use up last night's leftovers.
Flour tortillas make a great canvas for a pizza. They're sturdy and they crisp up wonderfully. To make your pizza, just grab a flour tortilla of your desired size. Brush it lightly with olive oil or spray it with canned oil, then top with your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings. Then, in an oven preheated to 450 degrees, place the tortilla directly on the rack for about 8-10 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is crispy but not burnt. Pictured above, I've topped it with taco sauce, shredded Colby Jack and some leftover pulled pork, and after baking, some chopped cilantro and dollops of sour cream. So easy and really tasty.
Another great foil for pizza are store-bought pre-packaged flatbreads. They come in various shapes and sizes. I prefer Lavash Bread, but anything really will do, even pocket-less pita bread. Then, just like with the Tortilla pizzas, just oil them up, dress them up, and cook them right on the rack of a 450 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Pictured above, I've gone a little Hawaiian with a sweet BBQ sauce, cubed pork (but chicken or ham would be great), cheddar cheese and pineapple, and then topped with green onion after it cooked.
What's are your favorite quick crusts or toppings? Post a comment and let us know. Now get cooking!