miscellaneous homemade pizzas

I got the urge to make some cheater homemade pizza after averie’s post. she used a tortilla, and used mango because she was out of pineapple (I know it sounds crazy… but pineapple does too if you’ve never tried it).

I used the tortilla idea, with some red sauce, pineapple, and a little bit of all the cheeses I had leftover — mozzarella, gorgonzola, pecorino romano, and fontina.

but I didn’t play favorites. the next night, I opted for english muffin pizzas. this time it was red sauce, mozzarella, and some leftover mushroom filling from dinner with my parents (spinach, fontina, and breadcrumbs that I forgot were included).

but monday night completely stole the show. I had mangoes this time, so I tried averie’s suggestion (on 1 of 2, just in case it bombed). a little red sauce and a little fresh mozzarella. and I also had naan! I bought them just so I could try cait’s pizza idea. they. were. spectacular.



  • two garlic naan
  • four-cheese red sauce
  • tiny balls of fresh mozzarella
  • diced mango

into the oven at 400 F for 20 minutes. really: spectacular.

i love the idea that basically anything can be used to fashion a “homemade pizza crust,” and that making pizza can take 15 minutes flat. i’m thinking at least a once-a-week rotation.

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. — diane ackerman




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