Cream Cheese Pizza

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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!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Cream Cheese Pizza

Step-by-Step

  • 1~~FOR SAUCE~~
  • 2in 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.
  • 3Add 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.
  • 4bring 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~~
  • 7if you have a pizza stone, put it in the 2nd from the bottom rack in the oven, and preheat to 550 degrees.
  • 8sprinkle pizza pan with flour. stretch dough out and lay on pan.
  • 9beginning 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.
  • 10next sprinkle a generous amount of oregano and pizza seasonings over the sauce.
  • 11crumble desired amount of cream cheese onto pizza. arrange pepperoni, then sliced tomato and basil leaves. top with mozzerella.
  • 12bake on top of pizza stone for 5 to 7 minutes, then turn pizza and bake for 2 more minutes.
  • 13slide 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.

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About Cream Cheese Pizza

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