Fun With Dough

Fun With Dough

Southern cook Paula Deen is known for preparing delicious down-home dishes. This week, Paula crafts three unique and easy to make pizzas with the help of her cousin Don.

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PROSCIUTTO AND ARUGULA PIZZA

Pizza Dough
1 Cup baby Arugula
8 oz Slices Prosciutto
4 oz. Gorgonzola Cheese
1 Roma Tomato cut into 8 wedges
Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Cup Shaved Parmesan Cheese
6-8 Basil Leaves Rolled and Sliced (Chiffonade)
Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Preheat oven to 450°
  • Insert an upside-down 12" cast-iron skillet or large flat cast-iron pan and heat for at least 10 minutes.
  • Roll out store-bought pizza dough into a 10" circle. Transfer to a pizza peel that has been dusted with cornmeal. Add the Gorgonzola cheese. Transfer pizza to the cast-iron cooking surface and cook for 6-10 minute until crust is brown and the cheese has melted.
  • Remove from oven and top with Prosciutto slices, arugula, tomato wedges, Parmesan cheese and drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar on top. Add the basil at the very end.

CHEESEBURGER PIZZA

Pizza Dough
1 lb. Ground Beef (93% Lean) Browned
1 Medium Yellow Onion (Caramelized)
1/2 cup Rao's Marinara Sauce
1/2 Cup cooked bacon
Mayonnaise
Yellow Mustard
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Monterrey Jack Cheese
1/4 Cup sliced Dill Pickles

  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Roll out dough to fit in a 12" cast-iron skillet or large flat cast-iron pan. Spread mayonnaise over the dough. Add a little mustard. Spread 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese. Add crumbled ground beef, bacon, 1 cup Monterrey jack cheese and top with your caramelized onions.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes and then add the remaining cheddar and cook for 2 minutes more. Add mustard and pickles to taste after cooking.

KITCHEN SINK PIZZA

Pizza Dough
1/2 lb. Ground Beef (93% Lean) Browned
1/2 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage (93% Lean) Browned
4 oz. Pepperoni
4 oz. Ham
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1/2 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
1 Medium Yellow Onion (Caramelized)
1/2 cup Rao's Marinara Sauce
1 tbsp chopped basil

  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Roll out dough to fit inside a greased 12" cast-iron skillet or deep-dish cast-iron pan. Bring the dough up the sides about an inch. Spread on your marinara sauce. Layer your sausage ground beef, ham, and pepperoni. Add mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes and then add the cheddar and cook for 2-4 minutes more. Remove from oven and add basil.
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