This recipe comes together in a flash thanks to Suvie’s powerful broilers. The compact broiling space is perfect for pizza because it ensures the dough is as close to the heating element as possible. This proximity crisps the dough quickly and gives it a chewy texture. We broil three times in this recipe. The first broil crisps what will become the bottom of the finished pizza. You’ll want to let the dough cook for as long as you can, even some burning is desirable to mimic the slight char of wood-fired pizzas. The dough is then flipped over to crisp what will become the top of the pizza. This is an active recipe that can’t be scheduled in advance, but we think it is worth the effort for cheesy, chewy, tangy, pizza perfection.
Easy Cheesy Pizza
- 1 lb ball of pizza dough, store-bought or homemade
- ½ cup marinara sauce, divided
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 small bunch basil leaves (optional)
- red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
Using a chef’s knife or bench scraper, divide dough into two equal-sized pieces.
Mist each portion lightly with cooking spray or rub with olive oil. Let dough sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, covered.
Spray two Suvie pans with cooking spray or coat with olive oil.
Press and stretch each piece of dough into a rough 10” x 6” rectangle. Place dough into greased Suvie pans. Press and stretch the dough into the corners and edges of the pans as best you can.
If dough snaps back or is too difficult to work with let dough sit for another 15 minutes; the warmer the dough the more pliant it will be.
Insert pans into upper left and upper right zones of your Suvie. Broil both pizzas for 10 minutes, rotating pans from back to front halfway through cooking until the dough is very dark and crisp.
Remove pans from your Suvie and using a spatula, carefully flip each portion of dough over. Broil dough for 5-7 minutes, rotating pans from back to front, until browned.
Remove pans from your Suvie and spread ¼ cup marinara sauce over the top of each portion of dough, leaving an uncovered ½” margin around each edge. Sprinkle ½ cup mozzarella evenly over the top of each pizza.
Reinsert Suvie pans and broil for 8 minutes, rotating pans from back to front halfway through cooking, until cheese is melted and browned.
Remove pans from Suvie and pizzas from pan, and then transfer pizzas to a cutting board. Cut into pieces and sprinkle each pizza with optional basil and red pepper flakes to taste. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information per serving (6 servings per recipe): Calories 300, Total Fat 6g, Total Carbohydrates 33g, Total Sodium 183mg, Total Protein 12g