Holiday Pizza

Total Time:
1 hr 48 min
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
1 hr 8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Sauce base:
  • 12 ounces plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/3 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder, for seasoning
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Vegetable Sauce:
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 small eggplant, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 ounce pine nuts
  • 1 small eggplant
  • Pizza:
  • 24 ounces pizza dough
  • 1/3 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into chunks
  • 1 pound fresh buffalo mozzarella, cut into chunks
  • 6 ounces cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 6 ounces cooked tuna, diced or shredded
  • 2 ounces grated romano cheese
  • Cooked tri-color pasta, for garnish, optional
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • For the sauce base: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss to combine and set aside.

  • For the vegetables: In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, combine carrot, celery, zucchini, peppers, olive oil, pine nuts and the sauce base, and let simmer for 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bake the eggplant until softened, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, then remove peel and mash flesh. Add to vegetables. Simmer until eggplant combines with vegetable sauce, about 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside.

  • For the pizza: stretch the dough out into a large pizza pan or baking sheet. Spread with the vegetable sauce. Top with mozzarella chunks, chicken, tuna and grated cheese. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, then increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F and bake until bottom crust is brown and crispy, about 8 minutes.

  • If desired, garnish with cooked tri-color pasta.

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