I didn’t plan on making it last night, but the SO wanted it. I had some Trader Joe’s herbed pizza dough in the fridge. When I was out on an errand, I picked up some of their pizza sauce, pepperoni, and Quattro Formaggio. The SO sent me out later for fresh mushrooms, and I got a green bell pepper while I was at it. I was going to make a couple of calzones, but it just wasn’t happening. (Weird, I’ve made them before.) I ended up making an ugly pizza from the failed calzone, and a nice-looking pizza. I really piled on the pepperoni and other toppings. The pizzas were baked in a 500ºF oven on a perforated pizza pan.
I’d prefer a thicker sauce, especially since she likes extra sauce; but I have to say that TJ’s sauce tastes good. It’s easier than making my own, and it’s only $1.99 for a jar. The pepperoni was nice too. I use TJ’s dough semi-frequently. For $1.29 you can’t beat it. I use the four shredded cheeses when I want a change from straight mozzarella.
I made the crust very thin, much thinner than when I use a cast-iron pan or when I (successfully) make calzone. It came out nice and crisp, and nicely browned on the bottom. The herbed dough complimented the Quattro Formaggio well.
Just had a cold slice for breakfast. (Or first breakfast, since the SO wants hashbrowns. )