Cream Cheese Pizza

Helene Mulvihill

By
@WeBakeinTX

Cream Cheese Pizza? YESSS!! The smoothness of the cream cheese in this homemade pizza softens the spice of the pepperoni, its a fantastic combination!!!
I have to give credit to Malinda Coletta for her Perfect Pizza Dough!! We make pizza about twice a month because of her fantastic recipe!!


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Serves:

1 pizza

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

~FOR SAUCE~

1 medium
yellow onion, finely diced
3 Tbsp
minced garlic
3 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
oregano
3 Tbsp
italian seasoning
2 Tbsp
pizza seasoning from grinder, unground
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 pinch
red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh basil
4 Tbsp
sausage drippings
1 can(s)
(12 oz) tomato paste
1 can(s)
(12 oz) water
2 can(s)
(28 oz) crushed tomato
1
bay leaf

~~FOR THE PIZZA~~

1 medium
sized prepared pizza dough. i recommend malinda coletta's perfect pizza dough, its the best i've ever had!
pizza sauce (see above)
4 Tbsp
cream cheese, crumbled
8 to 10 slice
pepperoni
1 medium
roma or plum tomato, sliced thinly
mozzerella cheese, thinly sliced or grated
3 or 4
fresh basil leaves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
~~FOR SAUCE~~
2
in thick-bottomed saucepan sautee onions and garlic in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Add spices and sausage drippings. Fry for 1 minute.
3
Add tomato paste and combine. fry this mixture for about a minute (stirring) or until color begins to orange slightly. Add water, crushed tomatoes and bay leaf.
4
bring sauce to gentle boil, then reduce heat and cover for half an hour, stirring occasionaly. chill completely before using on pizza
5
~~~NOTE~~~for sausage drippings: remove sausage from the casings of about 1/2 lb Italian sausage and fry in a fry pan. Reserve meat for toppings or another recipe. Use pan drippings for this sauce.
6
~~For Pizza~~
7
if you have a pizza stone, put it in the 2nd from the bottom rack in the oven, and preheat to 550 degrees.
8
sprinkle pizza pan with flour. stretch dough out and lay on pan.
9
beginning in the middle, spoon on sauce and spread in outward circle until you've reached where you want your crust to start. I like less crust so i put the sauce almost to the edge. Be careful to use the sauce sparingly, as too much will make the pizza soggy.
10
next sprinkle a generous amount of oregano and pizza seasonings over the sauce.
11
crumble desired amount of cream cheese onto pizza. arrange pepperoni, then sliced tomato and basil leaves. top with mozzerella.
12
bake on top of pizza stone for 5 to 7 minutes, then turn pizza and bake for 2 more minutes.
13
slide pizza off pan and directly on stone and bake for another 2 to 3 minutes.
remove from oven and allow to cool for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids