Using the Whole Foods All-Natural Pizza Dough, you’ll get to pizza heaven in no time
This should maybe read Easy Home-Assembled Pizza. I can’t take much credit here. This is only the steps I go through when I want to make pizza quickly and effectively. No need to make dough, sauce, or cheese. Everything is store-bought, but the results are so spectacular, one would be crazy not to use these shortcuts! Sometimes, I make my own sauce, or I use some leftover marinara. Be creative, but rest assured that in the end, you have this fabulous pizza you can come back to, when it’s just more convenient.
- 1 package Whole Foods All-Natural pizza dough
- Olive oil
- Pizza sauce (I like Rao’s)
- Pepperoni (I use Sol Kitchen Spicy Pepperoni, but whatever your favorite is*)
- 1 cup shallots, sliced thin
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced thin
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
- Mozzarella (I love Miyoko’s Kitchen Vegan Mozz, it’s so creamy!)
- Red pepper flakes
- Fresh basil
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Bring the dough to room temperature. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Apply a very thin layer of olive oil between the baking sheet and the parchment paper, to avoid the paper from slipping. Rub a little bit of olive oil between your hands and shape the pizza dough as to cover the baking sheet. Wrap the baking sheet in a large non-scented trash bag and close tightly. Transfer to a warm area of your house and let rise for about an hour.**
Preheat the oven to 350°. Take the pizza out of the bag and brush a thin layer of olive oil on top. Top with some pizza sauce. You can now top with the rest of your ingredients. Transfer to the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes. Because heat varies depending on the oven, start checking after 30 minutes. Take out of the oven, top with more olive oil or some leftover sauce, if desired, and some fresh basil. Bon appétit!
*Alternatively, rinse and drain a can of chickpeas. Toss them with some olive oil, some red pepper flakes, and some sea salt, and distribute them on the crust.
**Whole Foods doesn’t even instruct to bring to room temp or to let rise, so maybe I will try next time to just leave as is. I will report back!