Friday, August 6, 2010

Zesty Cheese Pizza

A cheese pizza with a bit of a kick, utilizing kasseri cheese (or "kaşar" in Turkish) which is widely available in Turkey.

1 pizza crust
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp pepper, divided
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
5 garlic cloves, minced
28 oz diced tomatoes
10 oz kasseri (kaşar) cheese

1. Combine oregano, cumin, paprika, and 1/2 tsp pepper; set aside.
2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add salt, remaining pepper, garlic, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until thick.
3. Preheat oven to 400°.
4. Top pizza crust with tomato mixture and cheese; sprinkle with oregano mixture. Bake at 400° 20 minutes or until golden brown.

1 comment:

Phoebe said...

Well I made your sauce, I used a premade whole wheat crust because my husband was diagosed with diabetes earlier this month. It was realy good!! Not your usual sauce, he and I both liked it a lot.