Well I am glad you asked!
We are gonna make Tomato Basil Squares! Yes, I know, I am excited too! Lets get started shall we!!
Here are our ingredients:
Pillsbury Pizza Crust
Mayonnaise (NO MIRACLE WHIP!)
Shredded Parmesan Cheese (No grated)
Just a little info on the ingredients. I also threw in some mixed Italian cheeses. Only because I was feeling adventurous. It did not really change the taste, so you can use it if you want but its not necessary. You can also use fresh basil and fresh garlic, but I have three kids a husband and work full time. I don't have time for fresh. :)
Ok, lets get cooking.
First preheat the oven to around 375 degrees.
Next in a medium size bowl place the following:
1 cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 to 2 tablespoons of basil (original recipe calls for 2, I think I have shortened it to 1)
1 teaspoon garlic
Mix all that up and set to the side
Next Roll out your dough onto your baking dish.
Now I use my Pampered Chef rectangular baking stone. You can use a round pizza stone, or a regular aluminum pan. Whatever floats your boat.
Now take your tomatoes and slice them.
Then take about a cup of mozzarella and layer it on your pizza dough. You can use more than this if you like, whatever you want.
Next layer the tomatoes on top of the cheese
Notice the cheese on the tomatoes? That's just because I felt like putting it there. You do not have to put cheese on top at this point. But you can if you want.
Remember that mixture of mayo and cheese we made? You need it now. This is also the tricky part. Take the mixture and spread on top of the tomatoes. Now the tomatoes are gonna move a little so you may have to use your fingers to hold them down as you are spreading.
Time to go in the oven!
Leave them in there for, ohhh about 15 minutes, or until it looks like this.....
Nice and bubbly :) Just a cooking note if its black that means you cooked it to long.
Just right :)
Time to slice this baby!!
Jessie is going to try it out for us.
Jessie you might want to let it cool off before you dive right in. :)
So try these next time you want some pizza, but want something a little different. Believe me you are going to love them. Unless you don't like tomatoes and then you can just pick those off.
This also definitely qualifies in the chick food category. Little Logan would not eat any of it. I had to end up making him Totinos Pizza Rolls.
Boys they just don't know what's good.