You are here: Seasoned Cooking » All Issues » August 2006 Issue » This Article » Page 1
August 2006 Issue
Quick Summer Pizza
by Ronda L. Halpin
Table of Contents | Single-page view

Related Sites

National Potato Promotion Board

Featuring lots of recipes, nutritional information, and facts and info on America's favorite food!

This new e-commerce destination may just be the hottest site on Web today. offers a wide selection of fiery sauces, salsas, sprea...

Tuscany Cooking Tours and Villa Rental Vacation...

Villa Castelletti is magnificent and perfect self-catered villa rental in tuscany Italy.

The Executive Chef

Theme menus with free recipes, food related links, a recipe forum to request and exchange recipes, and if your website is food related apply for m...

Recipe Source (formerly SOAR)

Recipe Source (formerly the Searchable Online Archive of Recipes) is the place to find recipes! Over 70,000 recipes are on file at this site.
This time of the year, we all get busy. We are enjoying the last days of summer, preparing for the autumn, and trying to keep cool all at once. So there's nothing as welcomed right about now than a quick meal idea that's healthy and easy. Well, this month, we're catering to that desire!

Since fresh vegetables abound right about now, it's time to take full advantage of them and put them to good use on a simple pizza. Pick up a couple ready-made items and you will be done even sooner. A Boboli crust -- I like the thin crust variety -- and some precooked bacon will make your life so simple, you will wonder why you didn't make this sooner. You can either buy precooked bacon in the meat section your grocery store or alongside the salad fixings. Either will work well for this and save you a lot of time. And after all, couldn't we all use a little more time right about now?

As always, I encourage you to share your recipe ideas and comments. You can always post comments in the discussion board using the forms provided in the articles or email me directly at .


Quick Summer Pizza

  • 2-3 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 thin crust premade crust (e.g. Boboli)
  • 1/2 c. sliced green onions
  • 1/3 c. diced red peppers
  • 1/2 c. chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/3 c. cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 c. crumbled goat cheese
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Combine the first 4 ingredients (tomatoes through garlic) in a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into a strainer to thicken slightly if you have very juicy tomatoes.

Spoon a thin layer of the tomato mixture on the crust. Any leftover sauce is excellent over pasta. Layer the remaining ingredients over the crust and bake for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

  • Yields: 3-4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Comments Disabled

Copyright © 2011 Seasoned Cooking
Authors also retain limited copyrights.