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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Individual Grilled Pizzas #SundaySupper

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According to my Italian sister (sorority sister, that is ΦΣΣ), I've been committing a lot of Italian sins lately. For instance, I made Sfogliatelle with her and called them "Clam Biscuits" because they look like clams and I can't pronounce Sfogliatelle. And then, when I made these awesome grilled pizzas, I used store bought pizza dough and canned tomato sauce. Oops. I'm sorry. I'm working on it. She's determined to teach me how to make the perfect tomato sauce.  But I'm ok with store bought pizza dough and sauce, for now. 


But until then, I'm going with what I know. And that's how to make things as easy as possible. Now I'm not saying that everything needs to be made in 30 minutes.  Sometime food just take a while to make and it's normally always worth the wait, but there are some times when I just don't have time to wait. Like when it's hot, I don't like to wait in the heat. I don't like to wait after work, I don't want to eat at 830 at night because I get off at work at 5pm, drive 30 minutes home and have to cook for an hour or more. 

These grilled pizzas are so easy and quick to make. This was the first time I've actually used pizza dough for pizza. I know! Crazy right. When I normally make pizza at home, I use the pre-made crust, the ones that are already cooked and everything. I didn't even know that our local grocery store sold pizza dough. Where have I been? And of course we ALL know the Big Bear LOVES pizza. Even though he loves pizza and I like it a lot, we never agree on toppings. I love cheese and mushrooms, he love cheese and pepperoni and sometimes pineapple. Pineapple on pizza....so weird. haha. These Individual Grilled Pizzas made choosing toppings for tonight's pizza so much easier. No compromise. We both got exactly what we wanted. 


Katie Workman's Cookbook "The MOM 100 Cookbook:", is where this recipe came from. She is working with our #SundaySupper group to promote her new cookbook and share some wonderful recipes with everyone. Katie suggested using cornmeal instead of flour when rolling out the pizza dough, I wouldn't have though of that. Loved that idea, so that's what I did. I also tried these on the Panini Grill as well. The weather was not my friend this week, and every time I tried to make these beauties on the grill, it either rained or was so hot outside that I would have melted.  So I'm including the recipe from Katie below on how to do them on the grill, but know that if you can't get to the grill, these can be made inside too. 




Individual Grilled Pizzas

Ingredients
  • 1 pound of  pizza dough (store bought or homemade)
  • Olive Oil, for coating the dough and baking sheet
  • Coarsely ground cornmeal or all-purpose flour, for rolling dough
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese 
  • Mushrooms, Pepperonis, Basil or whatever toppings you'd like
Directions

 Divide the pizza dough into two balls. Gently coat each with olive oil, and let dough come room temperature either in a large bowl or on the counter. Let it rest for about 1 hour. 


Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil. Sprinkle work surface with cornmeal (or flour). Gently begin to stretch or roll each ball of dough into a circle.Give the dough some breaks in between stretches. Don't worry about it being perfect. 

Preheat the grill to medium-high.


Pour tomato sauce into a bowl, bring it to the grill with the cheese and toppings.


Brush the top of the dough with oil.


Pick up the dough and flip it, oil-side-down, onto the grill. 


Close the grill lid. Let pizza cook for 3 minutes.


After 3 minutes check the pizza bottom for nice grill marks. Then, brush the uncooked top side with oil and turn over the crust. Lower the heat to medium-low.


Carefully brush surface with tomato sauce, sprinkle with cheese, and add toppings.


Close the cover and cook for 4 minutes  or until cheese is melted and the crust is nicely browned.  Remove pizza from grill and sprinkle with fresh basil. Cut and Serve. 

Details
Serves 4


Connect with Katie Workman, Author of The Mom 100 Cookbook:





Join us for #SundaySupper on twitter starting at 7pm pm EST.  We are featuring recipes  from The Mom 100 Cookbook.  Katie Workman will be joining us to answer questions, give tips and inspire.

We will be giving away 3 copies of the Mom 100 Cookbooks. This is a #SundaySupper event you don’t want to miss!!
Here are some  favorites we will be sharing with you during #SundaySupper this week.

Salads:

Main Dish:
  • Pear, Goat cheese and Pancetta Grilled Pizza MamaMommyMom @mamamommymom
  •  Lasagna with Turkey Meat Sauce GirliChef @girlichef
  •  Salsa Chicken Quesadilla with a homemade cilantro chimichurri Juanita’s Cocina @juanitascocina
  • Sesame Noodles With Shrimp and Vegetables Magnolia Days @reneedobbs
  • Rice Toppings of Garlic, Lemon, Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Summer Pineapple The Queen’s Notebook @mango_queen
  •  Grilled Breakfast Pizza & Sauteed Corn & Spinach Grilled Pizza Momma’s Meals @mommasmeals

Desserts:

We will be sharing great family recipes all afternoon and want you to share yours with us! #SundaySupper starts every week at 3:00pm EST by showcasing fabulous recipes.  Follow us on twitter by using hashtag #Sundaysupper or using Tweetchat.  We love to feature your recipes on our #sundaysupper pinterest board and share them with all our followers.

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