I don’t know why, but my chef expertise and skills always happen after 11 p.m. Whether it’s coming back from a late night library sesh or heading to the kitchen after a night with friends, I always make the best meals at this hour of the night. So, don’t be surprised when I tell you a couple nights ago (at 11 p.m.) I made probably one of the greatest looking and tasting pizzas a 21-year-old could make. What makes this pizza so much better than others that college kids whip up? Well, it could be the 8 pounds of cheese I sprinkled on top, or it could be the extra layer of mozzarella I placed on the surface of the dough before covering the rest with homemade tomato sauce. I’m honestly not sure where the success comes from, but all I know is that I had to literally hide it from scavenging, hungry sorority girls.
So, what exactly did the pizza consist of for those of you who would like to try and make it (even though I promise it won’t look as good as mine!) Start off with large, frozen pizza dough. Mine was already prepared, I didn’t have to roll out the dough or anything, which makes the cooking process so much easier. As you probably know, the key to a good pizza is cheese. So, I like to put a layer of cheese right on top of the dough and on the crust area. Next, sauce. Lots of tomato sauce. Make sure to spread it evenly. Then, another layer of cheese. Mozzarella will be your best bet, but I also put a layer of parmesan too. After a sprinkle of garlic powder and basil, pop that sucker into the oven at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes or until it’s lightly golden and crispy (depending on how cooked you like your pizza). That’s it. Simple, quick and delicious!