8 Ways to Top a Pizza
Cover pizza dough with any of these surefire combinations and bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes.
Smoky Barbecued Chicken
Barbecue sauce, barbecued-chicken slices, red bell pepper, smoked Gouda, cilantro.
Pesto and Goat Cheese
Pesto, sliced tomato, goat cheese.
Tomato sauce or sliced tomato, pineapple chunks, Canadian bacon, sharp Cheddar.
Sautéed shrimp and garlic, chopped arugula, Parmesan, mozzarella.
Thinly sliced cooked red-skinned potatoes, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon, Fontina cheese, a drizzle of heavy cream or ranch dressing.
Alfredo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, toasted walnuts, Parmesan.
Mesclun mix, sliced grape tomatoes, shaved Pecorino or Parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette. (Add toppings after baking.)
Hummus, sliced tomato, pitted Kalamata olives, green olives, crumbled Feta cheese, fresh parsley, a drizzle of olive oil.
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