Cuisine: Pizza

Deep Dish Pizza

My friend Debi made this delicious Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza. Chicago-style pizza refers to several different styles of pizza developed in Chicago. Arguably, the most famous of these is known as deep-dish pizza. This style of pizza is not very popular in California, land of thin crust.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: Serves 4 - 6

The Luggage Room’s Avocado Festival Pizza

The Avocado Festival is my favorite pizza from the Luggage Room, which is a pizzeria attached to La Grande Orange, housed in the old luggage room of the Pasadena train station. The Avocado Festival is topped with avocados, tomatoes, basil, and lemon zest. At Luggage Room, they use a sourdough crust which is sublime! Here is my take on this pizza that you can make at home.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings

Focaccia Bread Pizza

When my husband and I were first married we lived in North London. We used to shop at Da Mario, an Italian delicatessen in Islington, Highbury Park. It is very small, but they have everything you could possibly want for a proper Italian meal. One of our favorite dinners was Focaccia Bread Pizza. They had a wonderful bread selection. You can add your favorite toppings. It’s “cheap and cheerful” as we used to say!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Fig & Rosemary Pizza

I managed to pick some figs off our enormous fig tree. Having is fig tree has it rewards, but it's a mess when they fall! Splat! Pizza is one of my favorite foods. I have made pizza for years and am always perfecting my technique. I used gruyère cheese for this one, but you could also use goat cheese, ricotta, parmesan, etc.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2 - 4 Servings

Spinach Artichoke Calzones

Make inside out pizza for dinner tonight. A calzone; Italian, "stocking" or "trouser") is a turnover or Folded Pizza that originates from Italy. It is shaped like a semicircle, made of dough folded over and filled with ingredients common to pizza. The typical calzone is stuffed with tomato and mozzarella, and may include other ingredients usually associated with pizza toppings. I added some grated Parmesan to the top....

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Eggplant Pizzas

My husband and I had this at a local French restaurant. What a fantastic appetizer! I could have eaten several plates of it. I took this dreadful picture at the restaurant. The chef came out of the kitchen and was watching me. I told him I was in love with his wonderful eggplant pizza. This recipe is loosely based Julie Child’s version.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 3 - 4 Servings or 6 - 8 appetizer portions
Corn, Scallion, and Potato Pizza

Corn, Scallion, and Potato Pizza

I had this Corn, Scallion, and Potato Pizza in New York city a few years ago. They called it Farmer's Pizza. It's really delicious. You can make this on store bought pizza dough or you can make your own dough.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings
Sweet Potato, Kielbasa, and Red Onion Pizza

Sweet Potato, Kielbasa, and Red Onion Pizza

You've got to try this absolutely amazing Sweet Potato, Kielbasa, and Red Onion Pizza. It sounds weird, but it's definitely worth making. The Dijon mustard makes it, even though I hate mustard! The Dijon mustard makes it, even though I hate mustard!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings