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Today I’m sharing an awesome and quick way to make pizza which is a little out of the ordinary and perfect for serving a crowd in case you’re throwing a Big Game viewing party in a couple weeks. These Stuffed Cheesy Pizza Boats are super filling and so easy to make, plus I’m sharing a kitchen hack on how to keep the tears away when slicing an onion! If you want to make pizza, but want it to be a bit different from the usual round, flat pizza, try making this stuffed Pizza Boat! The full recipes with instructions is below, but so easy! If you’re having a party, simply prep a few baguettes ahead of time, and when you’re ready to eat, pop them in the oven for 20-30 minutes for a cheesy, filling meal!You’re going to need a few ingredients including a fresh baked baguette, a can of tomato sauce and tomatoes, and some produce toppings like sliced onion and basil!
- 1 fresh baguette
- 1 can Hunt's tomato sauce
- 1 can Hunt's diced tomatoes
- 1 ball of mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ cup pepperonis
- ¼ sliced red onion
- 5-6 basil leaves
- Preheat your oven to 375 F.
- Start by hollowing out your baguette, leaving a hole in the middle for the filling.
- Next, combine your tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and half of your shredded cheese in a bowl and mix. Then add it to your baguette, filling in the hole.
- Preheat your pan to ensure a crispy pizza bottom.
- Then top the baguette with your remaining cheese, pepperoni, onion slices, and basil.
- Pop your baguette into the oven for 20-30 minutes.
- Slice into 2-3" slices and serve.
These seriously cannot be easier to make. You simply take a fresh baguette, hollow out the inside, fill it with a mixture of tomatoes sauce, diced tomatoes, and cheese. Cover with MORE cheese and top with pepperonis, sliced onion, and a chiffonade of basil.
Ready for a quick tip kitchen hack? To keep from crying when slicing an onion, refrigerate the onion for about 10-15 minutes prior. Why do you cry when you slice an onion? It’s something about how the onion has enzymes and sulfenic acids that are normally separate, but when you slice and dice the enzymes and acid combine which creates some form of gas which floats up to your eye, mixes with the water in your eyes and forms sulfuric acid and makes you cry! But if you refrigerate the onion, you stop the enzymes and sulfenic acids from mixing. So go ahead and slice up some onion and add it your pizza! Looking for more inspiration? Check out the Yes You Can social hub for more recipes involving fresh ingredients coupled with a can of tomatoes! What else will you add to your pizza boat? Let me know in the comments!