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Well, I've been having so much fun on this Fun Friday that the blog is going up a little late, but hey, you can still have fun all weekend long!
Yesterday I posted about the fresh pesto that I made without pine nuts out of the basil in my garden and I promised you a recipe to use it in. So, today I am showing you a variety of recipes that you can make for a family pizza night, one of which is a Pesto-Goat Cheese Chicken Pizza! That is the great thing about DIY pizza, you can put whatever toppings on them that you want and personalize them to fit your taste.
We like to use our favorite pizza dough recipe that I shared on this post long ago. Or, if you are worried about gluten or anything like that, you can make or purchase a cauliflower crust. Lindsey shared a recipe on this post.
Pizza Pans and Stones:
We have a few choices at our house.
Lots of Topping Choices:
I know that some people just hate the idea of pineapple on pizza, but I love a good Canadian Bacon pizza with pineapple on it. Here are some other topping ideas, apart from the normal pepperoni and cheese!
First, I prepared my dough and let it rest and rise while I cooked the chicken and prepared my toppings.
I used my grill pan to prepare the chicken. I used olive oil, salt, pepper, dried oregano, dried basil and garlic to season it. I used chicken tenders that cooked quickly. When they were all cooked, I chopped the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
As toppings, I prepared cheese, shredded carrots, broccoli, chopped tomatoes...You get the idea, you can use as many toppings as you would like. For the Chicken-Pesto-Goat Cheese PIzza, I did the following:
I also made Maddy a vegan personal pizza.
If you want to use a traditional red tomato pizza sauce, you can use themarinara recipe I posted here. You can use an immersion blender to make it smooth if you like.
Cooking is more fun for me when I am making things that I grew or created myself. We made the dough from scratch, I made the pesto, I grew the basil and the tomatoes! It all tastes so good! Next, I am going to try making my own mozzarella! What are your favorite pizza toppings? Do you like pineapple on your pizza? I'd love to hear!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!