This is a pizza I like to make when I know it’s time to make Matt feel special.
My husband is a very straight shooter. Black and white kind of guy. He also has a great sense of humor. I am the goofy one…he’s not at all goofy…unless he is under anesthesia…then he’s really goofy.
I am always a nervous wreck if Matt has to have surgery. I get really crazy and my mind is but a blur. This will sound extremely selfish but I wouldn’t be allowed to be the free spirit kind of gal I am without him. He works extremely hard, not only at the Fire Department but also with his side businesses. I, let’s face it, keep busy 24-7 but they would have to lock me up in a crazy house if I had to work a 9-5 job…especially in an office. See post: Why I will never be a superstar. All these “facts” are also applicable for me in an office setting!
So, Matt had to have a colonoscopy, well I demanded he get one. On the day of, in my usual Isabelle fashion, I was a wreck. They (the medical savants) take him away for what seemed like hours. He finally comes back to me. He is quite out of it but somewhat relaxed. Then the doc comes in, laughing…laughing a lot. He looks at me and says: “your husband insisted I tell you that while he was about to fall asleep and I start the procedure the song “I like it that way” by the Backstreet Boys was playing on the radio in the operating room”! OMG, I couldn’t stop laughing. Yes, when my husband is under anesthesia, he has been known to flirt with nurses, demand milkshakes, invite strangers to our house….etc…and now he has found the perfect song for a colonoscopy!
Here’s to an healthy colon!
Although I am unsure this pizza is what is needed for colon health but it does keep our relationship healthy!
1 package store bought pizza dough (or homemade what ever rocks your world)
1 tablespoon dried oregano (or to taste)
1 tablespoon dried basil (or to taste)
1 teaspoon dried pepper flakes
3/4 cup low fat Alfredo Sauce
2 cups shredded chicken (rotisserie, baked, grilled, etc…whatever you have on hand)
1 cup sliced mushrooms (any type works)
1/4 cup sliced pepperoncini (you could also do jalapenos but it will be SPICY!)
2 cups Italian style shredded cheese (one bag should do it)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
On a large baking sheet spread your pizza dough and drizzle with olive oil (see pic), you will need approximately 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle your dry oregano, basil and pepper flakes. “Par-Bake” in your preheated oven for 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and add your Alfredo sauce. Followed with the chicken, mushrooms, pepperoncini, finally the cheese. Bake in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until nice and golden. I also like put the pizza under the broiler for 2 minutes to really give the cheese that crunchiness we love.
I know this is not the invention of the century but believe me when I tell you; it is delicious. Also, I know it’s somewhat unusual to par-bake the crust but otherwise it stays very mushy and I don’t like mushy crust.
Printer Friendly:Alfredo Pizza
Peace and Backstreet Boys Baby!
Recipe linked here as well: