Garlic Lovers' Extravaganza Pizza

Makes one 12" - 14" pizza

Preheat oven to 450F.

Combine tomato sauce, roasted garlic, marjoram, red pepper flakes and half of the fresh basil shreds in a small bowl. Stir well and set aside. Over moderate heat, fry bacon and onion until tender. Drain and set aside.

Spread dough with your hands into a circle on a cornmeal-dusted surface and roll/stretch out into a thin 13" diameter round1. Bake the crust on a baking stone for 5 minutes, then remove.

Spread the sauce over the crust evenly to about 1" from the edge. Layer on onions, bacon, tomato slices, raw garlic slices, mushrooms and half of the remaining basil shreds. Top with cheese, sprinkling over evenly.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until everything is golden. Remove, sprinkle the remaining basil over the top and try to share with others.


  1. I admit, we don't know how to do the whole hand-tossed thing, so we just stretch the dough into a circle and then roll the rest of the way. This could be considered heresy in some parts.

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