Parmesan and Garlic Crust

I couldn’t go the whole Memorial day weekend without having pizza at least once. So, I decided to make another homemade pizza last night. I had a BBQ yesterday and we had lots of left over sausages and beer. What better way to use up leftovers than to use them on a pizza right? Let’s start with what was in the crust.

Dough Ingredients:

12 oz. can of Bud Light
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
3 cups flour
2 tbsp. yeast
1 tbsp. minced garlic
4 tbsp. parmesan cheese

Next, let’s move on to the toppings.

Pizza Toppings:

Sausage
Pepperoni
Olives
Feta Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Ragu Pizza Sauce

Here is a before and after shot:

Before shot

After shot

The pizza cooked at 380 degrees for 18:23 minutes. The cheese was extra gooey and the crust had a perfect crispiness to it. I will say, I should have used more feta cheese on it, because it was a little hard to even notice the taste on there. The sausage though, was really really good. Since we had already cooked them yesterday, we just sliced them up and put them right on the pizza. And as always, I dipped my crust in ranch dressing. I’m a big fan of that. I just started doing that a couple of years ago. The one pizza I don’t ever feel the need to even do this with is Lou Malnati’s of course. I didn’t really notice the parmesan cheese taste in the crust. I think a lot more would need to be added to get more of the taste coming through in the crust. But overall, I really enjoyed this one. It was a great way to use up some of the BBQ leftovers. And not just the food leftovers, the beer too! Because let’s face it, I’m not a huge Bud Light fan so it served it’s purpose well. One tip I do have for you if you do try adding a beer to your dough, is if it is already refrigerated, I suggest warming it up in the microwave for a bit since it is replacing using luke warm water. Now I wonder if I can make a pizza with my leftover chopped salad…

Slice of pizza

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4 thoughts on “Parmesan and Garlic Crust

  1. Melissa says:

    You can totally use your leftover salad for pizza! There is a bowling alley here that serves the best garden pizza. It’s topped with ham, bacon, mozzarella and provolone and baked. Then, after it’s topped with lettuce, tomato, dressing (like ranch) and cheddar jack cheese. YUM!
    Thanks for the link to the Cleveland pizza places.
    We went to Mama Santa’s Pizza in Little Italy. It was pretty good. Not the best, but a good family place. One review said the place was overrated, I agree.
    I am loving your blog, but it makes me want to eat pizza all the time!!! <3

    • chicagopizzagirl says:

      Well, thanks! Glad you’re enjoying it. I know, every time I review something, I just want more pizza. But that’s fine with me :) The garden pizza sounds good! I might have to try something like that.

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