New York-Style Pizza:
One 12-in. (30 cm) thin-crust pizza, purchased or homemade
½ c. tomato sauce
¾ c. shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
2-to-4 oz. salami, thinly sliced (see Note)
¼ c. chopped green bell pepper (“capsicum”)
¼ c. chopped onion
¼ c. sliced black olives, well drained
¼ c. sliced fresh mushrooms
Dried basil and oregano, as needed
Preheat oven to 450 deg. F. Spread tomato sauce over unbaked pizza crust using back of spoon or spatula. Top with ½ c. Mozzarella and remaining ingredients in order given. Dust with basil, oregano, and remaining Mozzarella. Bake 20-to-25 min.
Note: If you prefer, substitute ¼ lb. ground beef, (optional), cooked, seasoned to taste, and well drained of fat, for the salami in this recipe.
|Have prepared pizza crust ready|
|Pile on the toppings|
|Add extra Mozzarella|
|Bake and eat! Don't worry if your pizza crust is slightly|
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