I am a food person and luckily so is my boyfriend. However, we are very different types of food people. I am a food maker, and he is a food lover!
Like many foodies, pizza has been and will always be one of our favorite foods. While visiting Evan in Seattle last month, I decided to make us some homemade pizza. The results were DELICIOUS! I made a traditional sauce and used biscuit dough for the crust. (Stick with me here. I know that's not conventional, but I am a sucker for discounts and the dough was only 1 buck for a whole can!!!!!!) Whenever possible, I try to alter my recipes to fit any discounted groceries — it not only saves money but also allows me to be creative with my cooking.
-1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
-1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
-12 oz tomato paste
-1/4 cup water
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon chili powder
-1/2 teaspoon basil (dried or fresh)
-1 teaspoon oregano (dried or fresh)
-1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
-2 cans Nestlé old-fashioned buttermilk biscuits
-1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil (for pan and to help kneed the dough)
-cheese of choice (I used shredded Mozzarella.)
-topping of choice (I used crispy bacon, roasted garlic, red onions, thinly sliced serrano peppers, red bell pepper.)
Preheat oven to 400°.
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender. Stir in tomato paste and water. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Combine 4-5 biscuits together to form a ball and then coat with oil. Press into a crust-like shape (circle, star, oval, really whatever is clever!).
Lay crust on an oven safe, greased pan. Layer with tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings. Place in oven for 10-12 minutes or until bottom and edges of crust are golden brown. Remove from oven and voila!
Remember to have fun with this and experiment with different topping flavors! This shit should be fun!!!! For my fun, I also made pizza biscuits to pack Evan for lunch this week! Just use the same principles as above but in a muffin tin. Fill with fillings, seal top, and flip over. Baking time will be a few minutes shorter.