We've talked pizza tools, our favorite and perfect pizza crust, a delicious classic red sauce, and now we are going to talk toppings.
Cheese is an important topping for us. I'm really prefer not to buy the pre-shredded cheese becasue of the powdered coating they have (it doesn't taste as good and it' doesn't melt as nice), but I have used it in a pinch and it works. For a classic cheese mixture I prefer about half to three-quarts of the cheese to be shredded mozzarella and the other half or quarter to be shredded colby jack. I just buy big 2 lb blocks of each and shred and freeze it. Then it's easy for a quick pizza night. Especially if you have frozen dough on hand, like Leesh mentioned in our crust post.
When we do a fancier topping combo we've used blue cheese and feta or fresh mozzarella. But for a basic cheese I like the half mozzarella/half colby jack mixture. Do you have a cheese preference?
We will continue to share some of our favorite pizza creations over time, but today we'll be talking about a few favorite flavor combos. Also, we'd love to hear your favorites - please leave us a comment so we can try yours too! :)
-Leesh & Lu
Chicken Cordon Bleu- Top crust with Alfredo sauce, mozzarella and swiss cheeses, sliced ham, grilled chicken, sauteed mushrooms.
Chicken Bacon Ranch - Top the crust with ranch dressing, mozzarella and colby jack cheese, grilled chicken, bacon bits, diced tomatoes, green onion,topped with a bit more cheese.
crust with classic pesto, mozzarella (optional here), thinly sliced tomatoes (I usually salt them and let them sit on a paper towel to draw out some moisture so they don't make the pizza soggy), crumbled feta cheese
crust with classic red pizza sauce, mozzarella and colby jack cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, black olives, topped with a bit more cheese, parmesan and oregano.
Hawaiian - Top the crust with classic red pizza sauce, colby/mozzarella cheese blend, Canadian bacon and fresh pineapple chunks, topped with a bit more cheese, parmesan and oregano.
New Mexico Supreme- Top the crust with a classic red pizza sauce, colby/mozzarella cheese blend, green chile (yeah, baby!) , sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, finely diced onion, topped with a bit more cheese, parmesan and oregano. This is my husband's fav!
We hope you've enjoyed our pizza series! And if you have a favorite pizza topping to share, please leave a comment. We'd love to try!