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Roasted Vegetable Phyllo Dough Pizza

Step outside of the traditional pizza box with this flaky Roasted Vegetable Phyllo Dough Pizza. Razor-thin layers of crispy phyllo dough are topped with herb roasted vegetables, grated parmesan, and fresh mozzarella cheeses. This recipe is a serious game changer in the world of pizza.

Now you guys know me when it comes to my undeniable love for pizza.  It is that single food that in all of my *covers mouth and coughs <insert age here>* years that I have never grown tired of.  I literally make this every single week, sometimes more than once a week.  I’ve made it a million and 7 ways and have had a bajillion different toppings, sauces and yes even crusts.  There’s not a single thing I don’t like about pizza. That being said, after having a family pizza shop for 17 years I consider myself to be an expert when it comes to taste, texture, and well, what makes a good pizza.  Is it the sauce?  Is it the dough?  Is it the cheese?

The answer is simple… yes! It’s all 3 to be honest.  You can have a killer sauce and awesome dough but if you put on the wrong cheese it will ruin the pizza.  Same thing with the dough – you have fresh burrata, basil that is as pristine as can be and that sauce… you’d sell your grandmother for another batch of it but then you get the dough. It tastes like that pizza that you found under your bed, covered in dust bunnies and a rogue penny embedded in it that you lost in your room when you were 13.

So know this folks, when I post a pizza recipe, it’s good.  No I mean it’s GOOD!  If I won’t eat it I would never post about it. I’m a HUUUUUUUUUUGE pizza snob and this girl does not play when it comes to pizza!

And today, that’s where this pizza comes into play.  I teamed up with my SoFabFood.com Family to share one of my killer pizza recipes. This recipe, yeah it’s definitely going to be outside of your pizza comfort zone because this is definitely not a standard pizza shop pie but dear lord it needs to be!  If I didn’t know how to make this and I found someone who could I’d be their best customer!
Taking your pizza to the next level!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle

Step up your pizza game in a seriously delicious, fancy schmancy way!  Roasted Brussels sprouts, crispy prosciutto, creamy Gruyere and a honey balsamic drizzle make this one friggen fantabulous pizza!

“Why’d you have to go and ruin pizza by putting not normal veggies and fancy schmancy stuff on it???” asks Mr. Fantabulous.  Um because I can!  Deal with it toots.  And he did.. by letting me eating the whole pizza myself.  Oh trust me I was totally cool with that as this pizza was so friggen good that I even impressed myself.  It’s funny as the items I put on this pizza he loves…separately. Apparently by putting them on a pizza I’m breaking some food law according to my husband.  Now my husband will swear up one side and down the other that he is not picky however I swear he’s worse than I am  – at least when it comes to pizza.

He’s the man that says “Order whatever you want on a pizza as long as it’s plain”. Yes, plain. The man prefers plain cheese pizza.  And every single time he asks for a plain cheese pizza I think of Kevin and that pizza scene from the movie “Home Alone”… ‘a lovely cheese pizza just for me’. But this time this pizza was for me.. ALL ME!  Well okay I’d share with you if you were here!

This is one of those pizzas I so wish my parents were still around to see. By that I mean not see the pizza but rather see me eat it… willingly. Now when I say I was a picky kid I mean I was as seriously picky kid.  We’re talking no chunky sauces, absolutely no onions, no weird things – pretty much it had to be buttered noodles, pb&j, corn and mashed potatoes.  And pizza but it had to have enough cheese to choke a horse and pepperoni.  OMG if you even waved a mushroom near it I was squinching up my nose as tight as I could.

There will be no nose squinching up with this delicious pizza!

Grilled Flatbread Ham & Cheese Hoagie Pizza

Pizza, dear God I love you. You’re crusty, cheeeeesy and I can top you with whatever I want.  You’re simply delicious. You put a smile on my face whether you’re bubbly hot or cold.  I enjoy your company every Friday night.  During my college days you kept me fed at 4am after a frat party or three. You are that one food that I absolutely love leftover and often worship it for breakfast. Let’s be real, cold pizza for breakfast is one of the finest things ever.  If I had to choose between leftover cold pizza and say eggs benedict this girl is choosing pizza every time.

Pizza is that universal food that frankly you can make out of anything.  We no longer require traditional crusts of flour/yeast/water.  Oh no.  We’re surpassed that. From grilled zucchini rounds for pizza to my bajillion pinned spaghetti squash pizza crust the pizza dynamics has changed. Now I’m a traditionalist when it comes to pizza. Simplicity is best however don’t get me wrong – I’m probably one of the more adventurous folks when it comes to pizzas and pizza toppings. A crispy chewy crust, thick & rich tomato sauce and that ooey goey cheesy awesomeness… pure perfection.

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This pizza is kinda like a cross-breed. This pizza first came in to my life back when my brother had his own pizza shop. He had this menu with a good 100+ items easily and almost all were for pick up or delivery. Now that food was good but to be honest, what was even better were the items not on the menu.  That’s where I had free reign to create…invent. And that’s where some of my best pizza creations were born.  The one thing we didn’t have there was our own pizza dough.  Yeah I know, they choose to buy their dough and shells. However this girl, when I made pizza at home, it was always homemade dough.

And on the 8th day, pizza was created!

Shrimp Egg Roll Thin & Crispy Pizza

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggRollWithIt #CollectiveBias

This recipe is really pushing the limits when it comes to pizza and you know what? It TOTALLY WORKS!  It’s fantastic!  Actually, it’s “VANTASTIC!”  I’ve partnered up with Van’s Kitchen Egg Rolls and let me tell you what, I’m in LOVE LOVE LOVE with their egg rolls!  Right now when you join their Club Vantastic you can get a $1 off coupon for 2 packages (but trust me, 2 is simply not enough!). Now we’ve all had egg rolls but these… there’s something truly special about these!  Their company started in 1986 when the founder emigrated from Vietnam to the US. To live out the American Dream they started a company (thank you by the way!) with pretty much one simple mantra “Honest food made the honorable way”.  They truly show that simple ingredients, hard work and determination can make a dish not only delicious but successful.

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So when the challenge was presented to take their egg rolls and ‘think outside of the box’ I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it – pizza.  I’ve never had an egg roll pizza and when I posed the question to the TKW Family no one had ever heard of one let alone had one.  Well you know me folks, I’m all about pizza-fying a dish and trust me, this is a TOTAL WINNER here!

Read more to find out my top secret crust ingredient!

Grilled Pollock Flatbread Pizza with Slaw and Mexican Crema

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Whether you’ve been in the TKW Family for years or a day you’ve quickly learned that pizza is my absolute all time favorite food in the entire world.  A tie for second is anything bacon or anything seafood.  Well when the amazing folks from Trident Seafoods® were looking for ways to swap out your regular burger with their Wild Alaskan Pollock Burgers I jumped at the opportunity to work with them. As I get older I find myself, while still a huge beef lover, leaning more and more towards fish and chicken for my protein.  What I love specifically about pollock and these Wild Alaskan Pollock Burgers is they are mild in flavor like cod and provides all the benefits of seafood. They also are extremely low in fat, calories and cholesterol.  And most important they taste AMAZING!

Grilled Pollack Flatbread Pizza11 Fire up the grill and make these AMAZING Grilled Pollack Flatbread Pizzas! Pizza night just got REAL!

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