Planetary Pizza

It doesn’t take much time or effort to delight your family with this fun cosmic pizza. At the grocery store, grab prepared pizza dough plus a few key Armanino ingredients and let the space adventure begin.

Ingredients

 1 lb prepared fresh pizza dough
 2 tbsp cornmeal
 ¼ cup thawed Armanino Basil Pesto
 5 oz Armanino Italian Style Meatballs, thawed, halved
 15 slices pepperoni
 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
 1 tbsp Armanino Grated Parmesan Cheese or 3-Cheese Blend

Directions

1

Heat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease a pizza pan.

2

Shape pizza dough into a ball on work surface. Let dough rest, loosely covered, 10 minutes. Sprinkle work surface with cornmeal and roll dough into 12-inch circle. Carefully transfer to prepared pan. Top with an even layer of pesto.

3

Arrange meatball “moon rocks” and pepperoni “craters” randomly onto crust. Slice mozzarella and tear into irregular pieces to form cheese “clouds.”

4

Bake 17 to 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Let cool 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Chef’s Tips

  • If pizza dough is difficult to roll out, let it rest 5-10 minutes longer.
  • Add some "lava rivers" of tomato pizza sauce for extra flavor, or serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Ingredients

 1 lb prepared fresh pizza dough
 2 tbsp cornmeal
 ¼ cup thawed Armanino Basil Pesto
 5 oz Armanino Italian Style Meatballs, thawed, halved
 15 slices pepperoni
 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
 1 tbsp Armanino Grated Parmesan Cheese or 3-Cheese Blend

Directions

1

Heat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease a pizza pan.

2

Shape pizza dough into a ball on work surface. Let dough rest, loosely covered, 10 minutes. Sprinkle work surface with cornmeal and roll dough into 12-inch circle. Carefully transfer to prepared pan. Top with an even layer of pesto.

3

Arrange meatball “moon rocks” and pepperoni “craters” randomly onto crust. Slice mozzarella and tear into irregular pieces to form cheese “clouds.”

4

Bake 17 to 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Let cool 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Planetary Pizza

Yields4 Servings

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time20 mins

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