Monday, September 27, 2010

Pizza sauce, 15 minute dough, Papa Murphy's Veggie Knock-off

Exquisite Pizza Sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 fluid ounces warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
  1. In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, water, Parmesan cheese, garlic, honey, anchovy paste, onion powder, oregano, marjoram, basil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt; mix together, breaking up any clumps of cheese.
  2. Sauce should sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors; spread over pizza dough and prepare pizza as desired.

15 Minute Pizza Dough

  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup hot water 
  • 1 Tbsp. Rapid Rise or Bread Machine yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
Preheat oven to 450°. Mix dry ingredients together. Add hot water and olive oil. Mix for five minutes (I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook but by hand works too). Let rest 10 minutes. Press dough on pizza pan, pizza stone, or jelly-roll pan. Bake at 450° for 3 minutes. Take out of the oven and cover with toppings. Return to the oven and bake 8-10 minutes more. Makes one large pizza (16-18 inches).

The pizza sauce was good!  I threw in what I had and it all worked out.  I can't really imagine buying anchovy paste.  I don't know what that would contribute and it sounds kind of gross. 

This dough was so fast, I had to keep it for that reason alone!  It tasted good too, of course.  On the photo you'll see caramelized mushrooms and onions.   My dream pizza, but not Russell's!  He hates mushrooms, poor sap.  Sam picked the mushrooms off his pizza, eating ONLY them.  Good boy.  Well, at least 3 of us like mushrooms in the house.

Papa Murphy's CopyCat Gourmet Vegetarian Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce
-1 unbaked pizza crust (either homemade or store-bought- the homemade crust is what I used in the picture and it is amazing!)
-1 recipe Creamy Garlic Sauce (see recipe below)
-Fresh spinach
-Sliced zucchini
-Artichoke Hearts
-Minced Onions
-Grated Mozzarella Cheese
-Parmesan Cheese
Spread pizza crust in pan (I used a small 8" cake pan for this recipe). Spread creamy garlic sauce on top of crust. Add fresh vegetables (and any other toppings you like), sprinkle cheeses on top, and bake according to crust directions.
Creamy Garlic Sauce Recipe 
This sauce is amazing! I love to use it in place of regular tomato pizza sauce. This will make enough sauce for one very large pizza or about 3 personal-sized pizzas.
1 cup ranch dressing
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic salt
Dash of minced green onions
Dash of Italian seasoning
Mix all ingredients together and use as desired. 

1 comment:

Megz said...

Very interesting pizza toppings----caramelized mushrooms, a tiny portion of lunch meat and cheese...
Too many ingredients in the sauce. Anchovy paste, for reals?! The dough sounds doable though. And I did love the abundance of mushrooms. Your poor sap hubby...