I had been busy all day, so I had not given much thought to supper. Fortunately, my son had other plans and neither my husband nor I were very hungry. I poured a glass of red wine, and we talked about our day as I perused the pantry and fridge for ideas.
I settled on a homemade flatbread pizza. Well, not completely homemade ... I took a short cut and used a store-bought crust. The Italian Artisan Pizza Crust made by Stonefire is as good as any crust that I can make - and I had one in my pantry.
Less than half an hour later, we were eating a flatbread pizza that my husband and I both thought was delicious. Quick. Easy. Yummy. Satisfying. A perfect Meatless Monday or any weeknight (or weekend) meal! Of course, I had to name the recipe after my blog.
Made in a Few Moments Flatbread Pizza
(Feel free to vary these according to what you have on hand! You could make the crust from scratch, but we were really happy with the one I bought.)
- Stonefire Italian Artisan Pizza Crust
- 1/2 onion, chopped into narrow slices
- 1 red or yellow pepper, chopped into narrow slices
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 3 slices monterey jack cheese (cut into narrow strips) (or shredded mozzarella)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 2 or 3 roma tomatoes, sliced
- 1 tsp fresh oregano (or 1/2 tsp dried oregano).
- freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet.
- Add chopped onion and pepper slices, and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until caramelized.
- While sautéing vegetables, place pizza crust directly on rack 1/3 from bottom of oven. Bake crust for 6- 8 minutes, then remove from oven.
- Sprinkle 1 tbsp olive oil evenly over crust.
- Space strips of sliced cheese evenly over the top of oiled crust.
- Spread sautéed vegetable mixture evenly over top of the cheese slices.
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over vegetable mixture.
- Lay tomato slices over top of shredded cheddar, spacing them evenly.
- Sprinkle all over with shredded parmesan cheese.
- Bake pizza an additional 8 minutes, until golden, and cheese has melted.
- Cut with a pizza cutter into squares, season with freshly ground salt and pepper, and serve.
Do you have a favorite homemade pizza topping?
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