Thank you to Albert Vetere Lannon in Picture Rocks, Arizona for this delicious recipe & picture!
Arrange several handfuls of Southern Heat Sweet BBQ Potato Chips* on a microwaveable plate. With spoon and finger drizzle and spread 2 to 3 spoonfuls (depending on desired heat) of Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread over the chips. Drop a layer of Italian shredded cheese (Asiago, Provolone, Parmesan, Mozzarella) on top and microwave on high one minute. Serve with plenty of napkins and eat with your fingers for lunch or snacks. Yumalicious!
*Ok to use any of your favorite BBQ Potato Chips for this recipe.
Here’s another great pizza recipe using Pastorelli Pizza Sauce. Many thanks to our friend Kristen Clements Mackey in Texas.
One package pillsbury pizza crust
One can of Pastorelli pizza sauce
Fresh buffalo mozzarella
Shredded kraft mozzarella
Sautéed mushrooms in tablespoon of butter and fresh chopped garlic
Assemble as desired and bake!
Soooo easy & soooo good!
Thank you, Kristen!
Pillsbury pizza dough – regular, not thin
Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Minced garlic – store bought works great – 1 teaspoon is enough
Some fennel seeds – crush
Italian sausage – remove from casings – try sweet or spicy or hot for variety
Grated or shaved Pecorino Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil leaves
- Prepare dough as instructed on package.
- Heat oil in large skillet, then tomatoes, sprinkle w/ salt as desired, saute until charred & start to break down.
- Put tomatoes in a large bowl, add garlic & fennel & mix. Crush tomatoes in large bowl. Leave some large pieces.
- Form little balls of sausage & position on top of the pizza.
- Mix grated cheeses & some chopped fresh basil leaves in a separate bowl.
- Sprinkle cheeses over dough.
- Add tomato mixture unevenly across the dough.
- Bake about 25 minutes, or less depending on your oven.
- Remove from oven & top w/ basil leaves.
- Cool slightly then cut as desired. We use a rectangular shaped cookie sheet w/ sides to make this.
Note: I found a recipe for Cherry Tomato Pizza Margherita in Bon Appetit magazine a few years ago & adapted it to fit our family’s tastes.
–Judy Thomas Formato
This is such an easy pizza to prepare. It is quick if you use ready-made dough, or a little slower if you make your own. We are always in a hurry so the quick way is the best sometimes for the Formato household.
Use olive oil spray or canola oil spray & spray a 10″ x 15″ rectangular pan.
Prepare pizza dough (I love to use a Pillsbury thin crust dough in a can). This means to spread it out to fit the pan, you shouldn’t have to go up the sides w/ the dough. It should fit nicely in this size baking pan.
Pour pizza sauce over it (here’s where you use the Pastorelli brand, which by the way, is delicious). 1 can can be used for 2 pizzas.
Sprinkle w/ shredded mozzarella cheese.
Add little balls of sausage (make it easy on yourself, remove casing from Italian sausage & form round pieces; we like Johnsonville Italian sausage which comes in Mild or Hot).
Chop up some green peppers & sprinkle on top.
Bake for about 10 minutes or according to the package directions. Cut into little squares & serve.
You can add more cheese before baking.
You can freeze & then add cheese before baking.
Usually there’s not much left every time this is served.
Hope you enjoy this!
Pastorelli Pizza Sauce
1/3 bottle Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread
1 cup roughly chopped Kalamata olives
1 cup roughly chopped stuffed green olives
1 cup roughly chopped artichoke hearts
1/3 cup good olive oil
Drain olives & artichokes before chopping.
Mix together in a glass bowl, cover, refrigerate over night. Serve w/ rustic baquette cut into pieces.
Many thanks to our wonderful friend Gary Marino for his ongoing recipes using Formato Brothers products. Keep ’em coming, Gary Boy!
1/2 bottle Formato Brothers Mild Pepper Spread, drained
1 generous Tbsp Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread, drained
1 medium tomato, diced
1/4 lb Buffalo Mozzarella cheese, diced
That’s it! 4 ingredients….you can make this quickly,,,try it!
Spread EVOO on cut up bread pieces (1 1/2″ square), then toast in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Mix first 4 ingredients & spread on toasted bread pieces. REturn to oven for about 10 minutes more until cheese has melted.
Here’s another exciting & very tasty recipe for spicy meatballs.
4 lb 80/20 ground beef
2 lb pork sausage
3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp dired basil
2 tsp dried oregano
5 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
2 tsp Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread (drain excess oil)
5 oz goat cheese for stuffing into meatballs once they are thoroughly mixed
Mix all ingredients together. Use your hands….it’s therapeutic. : )
Roll about 2 Tblsp into palm of hand, with your thumb press down to create a space to accommodate 1/2 tsp of goat cheese. Use a small measuring spoon to be consistent.
Place on a rack on a baking sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for 25 minutes until brown.
Or….fry in canola or vegetable oil at 360 degrees turning over after a minute or so until brown. Then place on a metal rack to drain off excess oil.