One of my favorite Quick Fix Meals is making pizza. I buy dough from the store and meals come together in less than a half hour. Another favorite thing: using non-traditional pizza sauces. These two pizzas are definitely different. The first uses BBQ sauce instead of pizza sauce and the second uses Pesto!
I made these two creative pizzas using the Shredded BBQ Chicken and the Sweet and Spicy Cherry Peach Salsa.
The first was a play off of the Cherry Peach Salsa BBQ Chicken Tacos. Basically all those ingredients on a pizza!
BBQ Chicken Cherry Peach Pizza
Store Bought Pizza Dough
1/8 Cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce or enough to spread all over your pizza dough
Shredded BBQ Chicken
1/4 Cup of the Cherry Peach Salsa
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Sprinkling more of the Cherry Peach Salsa to put on top
Roll out your pizza dough on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Spread BBQ Sauce. Add Shredded Chicken, Peach Salsa and Cheese. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Top with remaining Cherry Peach Salsa.
The second was inspired by a pizza I saw on The Sweets Life for Nectarine and Prosciutto Pizza. Only instead of using Prosciutto, I used up the rest of our shredded chicken. This recipe combined Basil Pesto (that I made a few days ahead in the food processor), Peaches/Nectarines, Shredded Chicken, Red Onion and Monterey Jack Cheese. So it had that whole spicy, sweet, fresh combo going on. Sounds completely random, but I think this was a winning pizza and one I will make again.
Inspired by The Sweets Life
Store Bought Pizza Dough or make your own
1/4 cup of Basil Pesto (Make your own! I use a big handful of basil, pine nuts, handful of parm, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of good quality Olive Oil)
Half a Red Onion, Sliced in Half Moons
1 Nectarine and/or Peach, cut in circles or slices
1/2 Cup of Monterey Jack Cheese
Roll out your dough on a cookie sheet. Spread the Basil Pesto as the base. Top with Chicken, Onions and Nectarine/Peaches. Add Shredded Cheese on top. Bake at 425 for 10-20 minutes. Serve with delicious Kale Chips!
Love my pizzas! Can't wait to make both of these again!
What's your favorite non-traditional sauce?