Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Pizza

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Pizza

I know I'm a day late, but how was everyone's Easter weekend?  Ours was filled with traveling, food and family.

And did I mention food?  I ate way too much.

Here are a few pics to recap our weekend at my parent's house.  Easter cookie decorating, Easter egg hunting, family pics, etc.

Can you believe I got the little man to sit still for a picture with his sister?

He wouldn't look at the camera for this one, but I tried:)

Helping his cousin open eggs!

Decorating...ahem...eating cookies.

Mom's famous sugar cookies.
For the life of us we couldn't get the little man to smile after church.  I don't think he quite yet understands the concept of "taking a picture".  The kiddos did good with just mommy this weekend (dad was working), but then again it always helps when you have grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins to help pitch in!

Therefore my first road trip by myself was a success.

This recipe has nothing to do with Easter, as I whipped it up last week for lunch.  I was wanting pizza (shocker), and without too many ingredients on hand I came up with this roasted tomato and mozzarella pizza.  Heavenly.

Have you ever roasted tomatoes?  Somehow it changes their taste and makes them so much sweeter.  You should definitely add them to your next pizza.

Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Pizza
1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 c. pizza sauce (I used crushed tomatoes)
1/2 t. minced garlic
1/2 t. oregano
1 T. olive oil
salt/pepper
sliced mozzarella
pizza dough

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Slice tomatoes in half and place cut side up on baking sheet.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano, drizzle with olive oil.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until soft.


Spread out pizza dough, drizzle with olive oil and minced garlic.  Spread on pizza sauce, layer tomatoes and cheese.  Bake until golden brown and crispy.

*I pre-baked my crust for about 5 minutes alone on a pizza stone, then removed the pizza stone, added the toppings and baked the pizza directly on the oven rack, with a baking sheet under it to catch any drippings.  This gave it a very crispy crust!

Now, my ideal pizza toppings would be Canadian bacon, mushrooms, sausage and black olives...but this is a great way to go meatless for a meal.

16 comments:

  1. So, so precious! Little Man looks so handsome in his little vest and Baby Girl looks like a little doll!

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  2. I've never made my own pizza, nor have I ever roasted tomatoes. Perhaps I should get myself into the kitchen. now I have a serious craving for pizza!

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  3. OMG! They are so precious! Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

    And that pizza looks to die for!

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  4. What cute kiddos! The pizza looks awesome!

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  5. Cuuuute:) The pizza sounds awesome!

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  6. The toasted cheese looks so good I can practically taste it from here!

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  7. The toasted cheese looks so good I can practically taste it from here!

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  8. The toasted cheese looks so good I can practically taste it from here!

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  9. What cute kiddos! The pizza looks awesome!

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  13. The toasted cheese looks so good I can practically taste it from here!

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  14. love this pizza and cute snaps of your kids

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