|[Thanks for the pic, Lauren Groveman, since I neglected to take one of mine]|
Barbecue Turkey Pizza (makes two medium pizzas)
dough for two pizza crusts (see bread machine recipe below)
1 cup homemade BBQ sauce (here's a recipe to try)
1 generous cup chopped, cooked turkey meat
1/4 sweet onion, sliced thinly
2 generous cups shredded mozzarella
cilantro for sprinkling, optional
Roll out the first pizza crust to desired thickness. Top with all but cilantro and bake at 425F about ten minutes. Sprinkle on cilantro before serving. Repeat with second pizza crust.
Two pizzas and a salad will serve five, with a few slices left over for lunch the following day! And a note on making your own barbecue sauce: feel free to reduce the sugar called for by at least 1/3. You won't even notice a difference.
Now, I'm one of those rare Americans who actually uses her bread machine on a regular basis. Not to make bread, mind you, but to make dough. Pizza dough, dough for rolls, dough for cinnamon rolls. I know storebought dough is cheap, but you know how I feel about additives and plastic packaging... Besides, when I make dough at home, I can always substitute some whole wheat flour for the white and pretend I'm making health food. So haul out your bread machine and give this pizza dough recipe a try. You can always freeze half of the dough ball, if you only want to make one pizza at a time.
Bread-Machine Pizza Dough (adapted from The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook)
1-1/3 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tsp salt
2-1/2 tsp bread machine yeast
Throw it all in and set your cycle for dough or pizza dough. When the machine beeps, it's ready to use!
The family has voted on ham for Christmas, but since I'm down to my last two cups of turkey meat, I may have to roast another bird on the side sometime in January..!