Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pizza, Broccoli, Cauliflower

I was so excited to see that French bread was on sale this week! Whenever it goes on sale, I buy extra loaves of the dough and pop them in the freezer for the next time we want an easy, tasty pizza crust.

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 (6 oz) can tomato paste

1 T oregano

2 t garlic

Italian seasoning

grated cheese

pizza toppings as desired

1 loaf French bread dough from your grocery store's bakery counter

or pizza dough (refrigerated or frozen)

olive oil

garlic powder

broccoli florets

cauliflower florets

Make pizza sauce by mixing tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, garlic, and a few good shakes of Italian seasoning.

Prepare pizza toppings.

If using refrigerated or frozen pizza dough, follow package directions.

If using French bread dough: Let dough rise on the counter for an hour. Spray two pizza pans or one cookie sheet with cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal. Roll dough to fit pans (either two circles or one big rectangle, depending on what pans you use). Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder. Bake at 400ยบ for 7 minutes, or until crust is no longer doughy. Top with sauce, cheese, and all pizza toppings. Bake for an additional 7-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is to desired brownness.

Steam broccoli and cauliflower (with cauliflower on the bottom of the steamer basket). Season with salt and pepper.

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