Homemade pizza is a pretty regular meal in our house. Chances are good that we have a ball or two of pizza dough in the freezer and a can of tomatoes in the pantry. From there, we add whatever we’ve got on hand – pepperoni or salami, some herbs, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Even though I plan out each week’s menu, it’s nice to have something to fall back on for those nights that what I planned to cook isn’t doing it for me. This pizza, on the other hand, was placed on the menu with purpose. I’ve been eager to make it for a while, and after eating it, I’m ready to make it again.
This was Clara’s first time eating pizza, and she went absolutely crazy for this one. This pizza starts out with an incredibly tasty white sauce and is topped with mozzarella, shredded chicken, red onion and lots of fresh herbs. There’s extra white sauce for dipping, if you’re into that (and if you’re not, this sauce may change your mind). Light isn’t something I normally think of when it comes to pizza, but this one certainly has that feeling. Sure there’s a rich white sauce, but the pizza itself isn’t at all greasy or overly cheesy. It’s a good summer pizza because we can take advantage of all the fresh herbs growing in our garden. It’s fun to change things up a bit from the traditional tomato sauce based pizza, but this combination isn’t so crazy that people who lean toward more traditional pizzas won’t enjoy it. And even though there are countless pizza topping and sauce combinations, it will be a while before we try another because this one is just that good.