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Naked Pizza

Don't be prejudice against cheese-less pizza, it's worth devouring with a smile on your face.

For this pizza, I was an over-achiever and I made whole wheat pizza dough (recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook) and I made the pizza sauce too. I LOVED the pizza sauce and will never buy pizza sauce again. If you don't have time or the desire to make your own pizza dough, Fresh and Easy sells great pizza dough (wheat, white or focaccia) or you can buy one of those crusts already baked (follow those individual directions for cooking times).


Pizza Sauce (makes enough for two large pizzas)

- Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in small sauce pan.
- Add seasonings of your choice (basil, garlic, onion, bay leaves, oregano, celery, pepper, fennel seed are all options.) I like a little minced garlic with basil and an Italian spice mix I have.
- Then, mix in one 8 oz can of tomato sauce and one 6 oz can of tomato paste. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and heat through on low heat while stirring. It is optional to add 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Smear your sauce all over the pizza crust after the crust has baked for about 10 minutes. Pile on toppings of choice (pineapple, bacon, bell pepper, olives, Canadian bacon, sausage, basil leaves, chicken, whatever really.) Bake for about 10-12 minutes more to heat through. The sauce will be bubbling around the edges and the crust browned once it is done.

Try focaccia bread dough for the crust, it is perfectly amazing!

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