September 23, 2009

Peachy Pizza

Pizza by far is my favorite meal to eat and to make. Andy and I have developed some pretty tasty topping choices over the years as well, mostly inspired by The Cheeseboard.

A couple weeks ago we had Pizza Night and made three pizzas, to eat for dinner and freeze for lunches in the upcoming week.

We're big fans of the dough Trader Joe's makes, that you can roll out yourself. They have regular, herb garlic and wheat to choose from. Before I found their dough, though, I used Acme or Semifreddi's bread (ciabatta or rustic italian style) sliced in half and open faced.

TJ's also has a variety of options for sauces, from the fresh tub of sauce, to a jar of 'pizza sauce', to canned marinara sauce. We usually go for the jar or can for economy.

The mozzarella usually comes from TJ's or Country Cheese in Berkeley. I also throw on whatever cheese I happen to have lying around (usually monterey jack). Pick your favorite flavors, as cheese is just as important as the other toppings.

My new favorite topping are peaches. I had them on pizza for the first time at Cheeseboard last month, and it was life-changing.

Toppings for a Peachy Pizza
fresh peaches sliced thin
caramelized onions
leftover grilled chicken, sliced
chopped parsley
fresh sliced tomatoes

Other Favorite Pizza Toppings
lemon zest
fresh corn kernels
sauteed mushrooms
sliced bell pepper
fresh basil
artichoke hearts
green onions

Once your pizza is assembled, cook according to directions, or until crust is crispy and cheese is melted. Remember, anything in your fridge is a good candidate for pizza. I like to think of pizza more as 'garbage pie', so don't be afraid to use your leftovers!


  1. Cubes of potatoes are also really amazing on pizza! The options are endless. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I got a TJ's pizza crust and Mark and I made pizza from what we had on hand--which turned out to be shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes and onions. Yum! I'm also going to suggest adding a little Asian chili/garlic sauce or curry paste to the pizza sauce for a little extra heat. I love how easy it is to get creative.


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