A few weeks ago while attending Pillsbury Event at Make Meaning I was introduced to new ways to jazz up the pizza crust. I made the Garlic Butter Crusted Margherita Pizza at the event and it was such a big hit that we made it for dinner the other night too! We are a pizza loving family, especially the two boys, whenever I ask them what they’d like for lunch or dinner, pizza almost always comes out of one of their months. Normally we do not add any flavoring to our pizza, just roll out the dough and cook it, and more often then not it’s only pepperoni pizza, but I’m excited to jazz up our family pizza nights by adding a little flavor to the crust. A little garlic goes a long way and the pizza came out delicious! I love the extra flavor added to the cherry tomatoes by cooking them with the garlic.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped roasted garlic or chopped garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 tablespoon chopped roasted garlic or chopped garlic
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil strips
- Heat oven to 400°F. Grease large dark or nonstick cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray; set aside.
- In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon roasted garlic and the salt. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until tomatoes are thickened, stirring frequently. Set aside; cool slightly.
- Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Press out dough to 15x10-inch rectangle. In small bowl, mix butter and 1 tablespoon roasted garlic. Spread over dough. Bake 7 minutes; remove from oven
- Evenly distribute tomato mixture over partially baked crust. Top with mozzarella cheese.
- Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Sprinkle basil strips over pizza before serving.