Before the beginning of every school year, I make quite a good amount of food to freeze. I know the start of the school year is hectic and, more often than not, I come home completely exhausted. Instead of picking something up or ordering pizza, I know I can rely on something I've got at home.
This pizza is the result of putting together a few fresh items and a couple of things from my freezer stash--pizza dough and pulled pork. It was simple to throw together and so, so delicious.
Pulled Pork Pizza
an "Apple a Day" original
1/2 recipe pizza dough
1 1/2 c. pulled pork
1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 c. barbeque sauce
1 1/2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 green onions, sliced
1.The night before making pizza, remove the dough and pork from the freezer and place in the refrigerator to defrost.
2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. If using a pizza stone (I highly recommend it), place in the oven at this time.
3. On a floured work surface, roll out pizza dough. When oven is heated, place dough on to pizza stone. Bake for three minutes.
4. Meanwhile, use 2 TBSP of the barbeque sauce to coat the pork. Reserve remaining sauce.
5. When dough is finished, remove from oven, still on the stone, and flip over. Brush outer edge with olive oil and spread remaining sauce evenly over the middle. Top with half the cheese, then pork, shallot, and remaining cheese. Place back in the oven and bake 7-8 minutes more, until cheese is melted and beginning to bubble.
6. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle red pepper and green onions on top. Let cool 3-5 minutes, then serve.