I know, I know, you are thinking whaaat?? She’s putting honey on her pizza? But bear with me for a minute while I say three words to you. Sweet And Salty. The familiar cheesy melty salty taste of a thin crust white pizza, mixed with just a teeny hint of a drizzle of sweet honey. I owe this all to the Southern husband, who loves white pizza above all others, and is a devoted to honey above all other sweet things. One day it hit me that maybe, just maybe, those were two great tastes that could taste great together. And Sweet and Salty came through for me again!
I have developed a pizza-making obsession lately, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m not sure why – it’s not like we aren’t surrounded by perfectly wonderful pizza joints, but there’s something about cooking it up in your own oven that gives you warm fuzzy feelings of pizza-smugness. As in, oh yes, I can make my own pizza. In this particular case, clam and bacon pizza with some chopped flat leaf parsley scattered on top. Oh yes. Irish girl does pizza.
One of the things the Southern husband and I are trying to do these days is eat more veggies. Just to balance out the bacon a little bit, and because even though I still have ten foot (I am not kidding) piles of snow in my driveway, bathing suit season will be here before we know it. And so the other day when I had our favorite white pizza on the menu, I was planning to serve it with a nice salad on the side, which I knew we would dutifully eat in between gleeful bites of white pizza. And then….a giant lightbulb went off in my head.
Oh, this pizza. It was inspired by one of my all-time favorite appetizers, a roasted tomato and ricotta bruschetta that I can pretty much eat for dinner and be perfectly, blissfully happy. And whenever I feel that way about something, I get an overwhelming urge to transform it into either cupcake or pizza form. (I know, weird.) In this case, I figured a pizza version made a whole lot more sense than a cupcake version, and so voila! Ricotta and roasted tomato pizza.
I finally did it. I’ve been thinking about it, dreaming about it, hinting around about it, flirting with it, and now I’ve finally taken the plunge. Yep, macaroni and cheese cupcakes and macaroni and cheese soup and plain old macaroni and cheese just weren’t enough….I had to go and make macaroni and cheese pizza.
So, the main objective of this soup was to recreate all the fabulous tastes of a pizza, in soup form. The crust, the cheese, the scrumptious tomato sauce, all in good-for-you soup form. And you know what? While I am not going to look you straight in the eye (electronically-speaking) and say this isRead More & Get the Recipe