Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chorizo and Pepper Pizza


I always keep some Whole Wheat Pannini Flatbread in my freezer for those days when supper needs to be on the table in a rush. It is fully baked so it only needs to be crisped and heated through.
With this pizza, I fry the toppings together while the oven or grill is preheating.
While the pizza is in the oven, I scrub some carrots from the garden and slice some cucumbers for everyone to munch on while the pizza is baking.

To speed up dinner preparations even more... prepare sausage and veggies in the morning and refrigerate them until later in the day when you are ready to put your pizza together.

  • whole wheat pannini flatbread (enough for how many you are serving.  It comes in squares and I count on one 6 inch square per person which I then cut into quarters for serving
  •  favorite pizza sauce
  •  Mexican blend shredded cheese (count on about 3/4 cup per person)
  • diced onion
  • sliced red bell peppers
  • finely diced chorizo sausage (about 1/3 cup diced per person)
  1. Preheat the oven or the grill to 400.
  2. Scramble fry the sausage, and drain well on paper towels.  Using a paper towel, wipe the pan of  the excess fat and then add the sausage back to the pan and add the onion  and fry until the onions have caramelized.  Add the bell peppers and stir fry until the peppers are just tender.
  3. Spread pizza sauce on the pannini bread.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and the toppings.
  5. To have a crisp bottom pizza, carefully put the pizza directly on the racks or grill. 
  6. Heat until the cheese is melted and the pizza is heated through.

8 comments:

  1. Mmmmm - always good and I like your combination of toppings!

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  2. We have been really into flatbread pizza at our house this summer. We had it for the first time at the camp where my boys go each summer. Yum, it's so easy and tasty! Good idea to keep some flatbread in the freezer.

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  3. Is Whole Wheat Pannini Flatbread found in the freezer as well as stored there? Are all brands of this flatbread about the same or do you have a favorite brand? TIA Looks like a wonderful pizza recipe! Can't wait to try it.

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    1. pj...I find the whole wheat flatbread in the bakery by the tortilla shells, pita bread etc. I have no one brand I buy...I just look for the freshest date and then store it in the freezer after opening the package.

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  4. This looks like our kind of food!!!! I must go and get these ingredients....can taste it already!:)

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  5. Do you buy a particular brand of chorizo sausage or at a particular store? I usually try to find deli meats without nitrates, but easier said than done.

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  6. Do you buy a particular brand of chorizo sausage or at a particular store? I usually try to find deli meats without nitrates, but easier said than done.

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    1. Lorrie, I buy the brand that Costco carries. I know what you mean about looking for healthier options. If you find one without nitrates...do let us know.

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