These type of pizzas are so much fun to make! All you need is pizza dough and toppings you love. Experiment! One of the best I've made has pulled pork with a little BBQ sauce as a topping. Use your imagination!
Another thing I like to do is roll out the dough a little thicker than usual and bake. Brush with melted butter and some parmesean cheese. When it is done, cut in half and slice a pocket in the middle. Fill it with your favorite toppings and top it with cheese and bake about 5 to 10 minutes. I used to make these for lunch when I was working. Economical and easy lunch . . . you can make a bunch and freeze the rest.
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I love their pre-made pizza dough in the bakery section. It is perfect for those times you don't have the time to make dough from scratch and just as good. It can even be frozen. One of my favorite convenience foods!
- 1 lb lean ground beef, 7% fat
- 8 slices Swiss cheese (5 oz)
- 12 oz pre-sliced white mushrooms
- 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 lb fresh pizza dough
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 (.75-oz) packet mushroom gravy mix, divided
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup flour
Remove dough from refrigerator and let stand one hour (do not remove from bag until stand time completed).
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon gravy mix and set aside.
Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high.
Place 1 tablespoon oil in pan, then add mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Saute and stir 2-3 minutes or until tender. Remove mushrooms from pan; set aside.
Place remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan, then add onions; cook and stir 5-6 minutes or until soft and golden. Add meat to pan; brown 4-5 minutes, stirring to crumble meat, or until no pink remains.
Stir in remaining gravy mix, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 cup water. Cook until mixture thickens, about 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
Pat dough into lightly greased or nonstick pizza pan. (Or turn dough out and roll onto a lightly floured surface to desired thinness.)
First top the dough in the following order: mayonnaise mixture; meat; mushrooms and cheese.
Bake 18-25 minutes (bake time depends on thickness of pizza) or until thoroughly heated. Keep an eye on it!
Let stand 5 minutes; slice and serve.