03 July 2014


Happy 4th of July!  I know it's kind of last-minute, but I wanted to share the fun patriotic pizzas we had for dinner tonight.  I decided to try making red, white, and blue pizzas.  I think they turned out pretty well!  These aren't so much recipes as they are ideas.

My patriotic mise en place.



Red, White, and Blue Pizza #1

Ingredients:
Purple potatoes

Pizza dough
Jarred alfredo sauce
Pizza seasoning
Grape tomatoes, sliced
Mozzarella pearls
Shredded mozzarella

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425.  Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Boil until tender.  Drain.

Meanwhile, spread pizza dough out on pizza pan.  Bake for 10 minutes or until just beginning to brown.  Remove from oven and spread with alfredo sauce.  Sprinkle with pizza seasoning.  Run potatoes under cold water to cool them down a bit, then slice.  Season with salt and put them on the pizza.  Place tomato slices and mozzarella pearls on pizza.  Top with a small amount of shredded mozzarella.

Return to oven and bake another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.  Slice and serve.





Red, White, and Blue Pizza #2

Ingredients:
Purple potatoes
Pizza dough
Pizza sauce
Pepperoni slices
Mozzarella pearls
Shredded mozzarella

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425.  Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Boil until tender.  Drain.


Meanwhile, spread pizza dough out on pizza pan.  Bake for 10 minutes or until just beginning to brown.  Remove from oven and spread with pizza sauce.  Run potatoes under cold water to cool them down a bit, then slice.  Season with salt and put them on the pizza.  Place pepperoni and mozzrella pearls on pizza.  Top with small amount of shredded mozzarella.

Return to oven and bake another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.  Slice and serve.




Yes, technically the potatoes are purple, but they are a really blue kind of purple and they look pretty blue next to the red and the white.  And they are the closest thing to blue you will find that will go on a pizza!

My kids don't really like potatoes, but they still liked these pizzas.  They loved how patriotic they were.

I hope you have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

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