Homemade Pizza Recipe

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assembling a gourmet pizza

This homemade pizza recipe is nothing to brag about, however after a long day at work, and the amount of effort it required to put together, I’ll have another one please! Simply delicious. My homemade pizza recipe can easily be called a flat bread pizza recipe but it is what it is. I used naan bread as my pizza dough substitute and my toppings came from whatever I can find in my fridge.

Homemade Sun-dried Tomato

A couple of days ago I had 5 ripe tomatoes on the verge of going bad. I hate throwing food out so I decided to roast tomatoes with a little bit of sugar, salt and pepper to the point of converting them into sun dried tomatoes. Obviously these were selected for my late night homemade pizza recipe.


Picked some basil for my pizza as a garnish, and of course some vino blanco.

after hours homemade pizza recipe

Homemade Pizza Recipe

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You would be surprised how easily you can assemble your own late night homemade pizza. Your fridge has many hidden gems that would go great on a pizza, just make sure you have some kind of vessel to act as a pizza dough. I keep naan in the freezer for these kinds of pizza craving moments.
Recipe type: Late Night
Serves: 1-2
  • 1 Naan bread
  • A couple of slices of smoked chicken cold cuts
  • ¼ Cup of cream cheese
  • ⅓ Small red onion sliced
  • ¼ Cup sun dried tomatoes
  • ¼ Cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ Cup shredded cheddar (I used shredded habanero cheddar)
  • Basil leaves for garnish
  • Siracha for plate garnish
  • Balsamic reduction for plate garnish
  1. If your naan is in the freezer, remove and let thaw for a few minutes.
  2. Spread cream cheese as the base sauce of your homemade pizza recipe.
  3. Next add your chicken cold cuts, tomato sauce, red onion, sun dried tomatoes and top with shredded cheddar.
  4. Bake in your toaster oven on 450F/232C for 5 minutes or until bread is a little crisp.
  5. Remove from oven, let cool for a couple of minutes and then cut into slices.
  6. Plate entire pizza on a big enough plate, drizzle balsamic reduction, and siracha in your own desired way. Garnish with basil and enjoy.

after hours homemade pizza recipe

I love this recipe for a couple of reasons, one being the sauce. The cream cheese gives a nice creaminess to the dish and the pizza doesn’t feel dry.The second is the balsamic drizzle on top. I’m pretty sure you can turn any dish into a gourmet looking piece of art by just drizzling balsamic reduction on top. The combination of flavors and effort required to put this homemade pizza recipe together makes it my go to late night fix.

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How long can pizza be left out and be safe?

How many of us have been at a party, slept over and then woken up the next morning to a counter offering room temperature pizza. How many of us have eaten that slice of room temperature pizza for breakfast. Yup, me too!

Pizza or any food cannot sit out in the danger zone (4C-60C, 40F-140F) for more than 2 hours. Bacteria grows and multiplies the longer food sits out in the danger zone. That being said, pizza does have high fat and low moisture, both which inhibit bacteria growth. So maybe that’s why we haven’t heard of any deadly pizza stories.

So, how long can pizza sit out and be safe to eat? Knowledge and education tell us don’t eat any food that sits out in the danger zone longer than 2 hours. Works for me.

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