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artichoke and rosemary, tomato caprese, & classic pepperoni 

when i was out to dinner this past week, one of the appetizers that was ordered was roasted artichoke with olive oil, garlic and rosemary!  as soon as i tasted the artichoke, i got a punch of rosemary flavor.. and it was fantastic with the artichoke!  i decided to incorporate these flavors in a french bread pizza made with an organic whole grain baguette.  the earthy feeling of the baguette with the rosemary and artichoke is heavenly!  along with the olive oil and garlic = DELICIOUS!  i also decided to make pepperoni and tomato caprese – the classics!

RECIPE:

i bought 2 organic whole grain baguettes and sliced them both down the middle long ways.  then i divided each piece into 4 smaller pieces, making 16 french bread pizzas.

note: i estimated all the ingredients going onto these pizzas.  the great thing about pizza toppings is that it’s not an exact science (like baking) – you can add as much as you want, omit what you don’t like and add more of what you love!

  • brush each piece with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • place on the grill or in the broiler, toasting just enough so it’s crispy, but not too brown – it’s going back in the oven!

for the artichoke pizzas: (i made 7 of these – i estimated the amount of cheese, you can really put as much as you want)

  • 1 can artichoke quarters, diced
  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan + romano cheese blend
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • brush each piece with more olive oil and sprinkle minced garlic on each piece
  • cover with a layer of mozzarella cheese
  • spread artichoke evenly on top
  • cover artichoke with parmesan + romano blend
  • sprinkle rosemary on top

for the tomato caprese: (i made 5 of these)

  • grated mozzarella cheese
  • about 10 small mozzarella balls, diced (or you can use the smaller pearl sized mozzarella)
  • 6-8 grape tomatoes, sliced (depends how big they are)
  • fresh basil, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • brush each piece with more olive oil
  • sprinkle grated mozzarella on top
  • place tomatoes evenly over mozzarella
  • add fresh mozzarella
  • sprinkle basil to finish

for the classic pepperoni: (i made 4 of these)

  • grated mozzarella
  • parmesan + romano cheese blend
  • about 16 slices turkey or regular pepperoni, diced
  • oregano
  • pizza sauce (store bought – Wegmans)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • spread pizza sauce on top of each
  • add grated mozzarella and parmesan + romano cheese blend
  • add pepperoni on each
  • sprinkle with oregano

bake pizzas on a large baking sheet – i used 2 – for about 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees until everything is melted

enjoy!

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