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Cheese Pizza with Calabrese
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The Best Cheesy Calabrese Pizza

This Homemade Cheesy Calabrese Pizza is simple to make, savory, slightly spicy, and very delicious! Perfect for Friday pizza night!
Course Entree, Pizza
Cuisine Italian-Inspired
Keyword Cabernet, Calabrese, Calabrese pizza, Cheesy Pizza, Havarti, Homemade Pizza, Pizza Friday, Shiraz, White Cheddar Cheese, Wine Pairing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Tracey Gene

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough – homemade or store-bought
  • cup marinara – homemade or store-bought
  • 2-3 small tomatoes like Campari tomatoes cut into thin slices (or sub 1 large tomato)
  • ½ cup shredded White Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Havarti Cheese
  • 6-8 pieces of Spicy Calabrese
  • 2-3 basil leaves minced

Instructions

  • Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 550 degrees F or as high as it can get. You want your oven as hot as possible. 
  • Prepare pizza dough.  Flour the surface and flour a rolling pin to roll the dough from the center to the edges until the circle is about half an inch thick.  Once fully rolled out, place parchment paper on your pizza peel, gently pick up the dough, and lay it on top. 
  • Add about 1/3  cup of marinara and spread it evenly on the dough with the back of a spoon.
  • Add sliced tomatoes and spicy calabrese, and sprinkle the white cheddar cheese and Havarti cheese evenly on top.
  • Gently slide pizza onto the pizza stone and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.  If needed, turn on the broiler on high to make the cheese extra brown on top. Be careful not to burn the pizza, as this process goes quickly. 
  • Remove pizza from the oven, add minced basil leaves on top, and cut into slices to serve immediately.