However it is not the only option when it comes to cheese for your pizza. There are lots of flavorful cheeses you can use to create your favorite pie. From dry Italian cheeses to a creamy blue cheese béchamel sauce, try them individually or mix and match to discover your favorite flavor combination.
A great pizza has the right balance of sauce, cheese, and crust — but don't forget about the toppings! While most toppings can just be chopped up and tossed onto the pizza before baking, there are a few that should be precooked first for better texture and flavor.
Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil and add the onions, garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Cook, stirring occassionally, until most of the moisture has evaporated and the onion mixture is very soft, almost smooth, and caramelized, about 45 minutes. Discard the bay leaf and season with salt and pepper.
Our pizza experts were in absolute agreement that pepperoni is the perfect pizza topping, so there can be no further debate. All the other ones are just imitating. Obviously there's a reason pepperoni was the favorite of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, although we don't advise pairing it with marshmallow.
Considering the fact that sausage is the second most popular pizza topping, it’s interesting that all too often we take this major money maker for granted. And because sausage is one of the most popular topping requests, we should be doubly sure that we are doing the right thing.
Remove the crust from the oven, brush a layer of the garlic mixture over the whole crust, spread 1/2 cup of marinara sauce evenly over the pizza leaving 1 inch around the edges for the crust, place the spinach leaves over the marinara sauce, add the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, top with mushrooms.