by Nina | August 19, 2012 8:35 pm
One of the best things I love about living in Chicago is the summertime. People always ask me how do I live with the cold and snow in the winter but any Chicagoan will tell you the summer makes it all worth while! Last weekend I went to the Division Street festival which was basically an excuse to hang out in the sun and have a few drinks without fearing the open container law. I had a great time looking at the art and enjoying the music but an unexpected surprise was a pizza that I had at one of the local eateries. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the place but I loved the pizza so much that I had to go home and make my own version, plus/minus a few things. I may have to go on a stroll up Division so I can find this place again…who’s coming with me?!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Unthaw dough according to package directions or if using premade crust like I did, remove dough from packaging. Layer 1 cup of mozzarella cheese over dough leaving about ½ inch around the outside to form the crust. Layer pizza with red peppers, mushrooms, garlic and goat cheese. Cover with the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese. Place in oven directly on cooking racks and cook for 20 – 30 mins or until cheese is bubbling and slightly browned and crust is crisp. Garnish with fresh basil and serve immediately.
*An NCJ Original*
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