Friday, March 2, 2012

Weeknight Dinner: Zucchini, Kalamata, and Pepperoni Pizza

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As you know by now, I am in love with My Life as a Mrs. blog.  Like everything in my life lately, it was very serendipitous that the same week Johnny came to visit, she made this delicious looking pizza.  Pizza nights are revered in our house and I'm always on the lookout for fun and interesting recipes.

I took Friday off to spend some extra time with John (and to find ourselves an apartment--a search that has thus far, been largely fruitless).  Anyway, I knew we would get a chance to make a yummy dinner.  Fridays now are just Mom and I which means we usually scrounge up some leftovers or make scrambled eggs.  Accompanied by a big Jack and Diet I could really care less about dinner.

But since John was gracing us with our presence, I wanted to make something fun, and something memorable, and I wanted it to be pizza.  We had a great time shopping for the ingredients and, at the last moment, decided to go with an added ingredient:  pepperoni.  Tina made her pizza meat-free because her husband was out of town.  With John here, I knew pepperoni would be largely welcomed and with it's saltiness I adjusted the olives down as well.  It was so delicious, I could have eaten a whole pizza myself!
Zucchini, Kalamata, and Pepperoni Pizza (adapted from here)
Serves:  4
1 Mom's pizza dough (or other pizza dough)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
6 ounces mozzarella, grated
1/2 zucchini (saved from Wednesday), thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced thin and separated into rings
4 ounces cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/4 cup kalamata olives, diced
4 ounces pepperoni slices

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Roll out the pizza dough onto the pizza pan (9-inch round).  Top with tomato sauce and then half of the mozzarella.  Add the zucchini slices, red onion slices, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and pepperoni slices.  Top with remaining cheese.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.  Serve immediately.

Have a great weekend--don't forget its the last day of the Saucy Mama Giveaway! 

Until the next time my oven is on...


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