bread garden market

225 s. linn street - iowa city, ia - 319.354.4246

OPEN 6:30am - 10pm


Bread Garden Healthy Living

Monday, March 02, 2015

Market Makes: Simple Gourmet Pizza


The quickest weeknight dinner -- enter Frozen Pizza -- can also be the least appetizing with it's smushed, icy appearance and pale vegetables.  With the tiniest amount of planning and some help from us at the Market, you'll find a gourmet dinner doesn't have to take hours to prepare. We won't bore you with the details of how exactly you make a pizza at home -- you all know how to do this, and if you don't, it's easy enough to wing it. We will, however, give you some helpful hints to make and easy, fresh, and delicious pie.


Stockpile Bread Garden Market Pizza Dough in your freezer at home.  Homemade dough is the foundation for any great pizza, but you likely don't always have the time for all that kneading, resting, and tossing. Pick up a few portions the next time you're in the store. When you're ready to use, pop the dough in the refrigerator as you're leaving for work, and it will be ready by the time you're home.


Crank your oven up as high as it will go and preheat for at least 30 minutes. If you've got a pizza stone, make sure it's in the oven as it preheats.


Ditch the weird gray cubes of meat on that frozen pizza and opt instead for some housemade Italian Sausage. We have no qualms about branding it the best sausage--it has the ability to elevate anything, especially your pizza.


Skip the shredded bagged mozzarella for slices of fresh mozzarella. Trust us -- you won't be disappointed. 


Toss in some fresh herbs.  Some minced garlic spread on top of the sauce and hand-torn leaves of basil are always good choices.


A few handfuls of arugula on top never hurt anyone and it sure looks pretty. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and a few grates of Parmesan on top before slicing.






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Iowa City, IA



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