Pizza night

I went with a family favorite tonight – pizza night.  When we go out and have a babysitter for Samantha, we often order pizza for them.  The leftover pieces get frozen in a plastic bag.  When we have one of our yummy pizzas, Samantha eats leftover delivery pizza.  Everybody is happy.

Pizza with Caramelized Leeks

  • 1 TB Butter
  • 5 – 6 Leeks, washed thoroughly and julienned
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup Light Jarlsberg cheese shredded
  • 1 prepared pizza crust
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Preheat oven to 450.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Melt butter and add leeks, water and sugar.  Boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered until leeks have browned (15 – 20 minutes).  Stir occasionally and watch to make sure that leeks don’t burn.  You want them browned and caramelized.  Add shallots and garlic and cook 3 – 5 minutes.

Top pizza crust with leek mixture.  Arrange tomatoes on pizza and sprinkle with cheese and thyme.  Bake on pizza stone about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and pizza is hot.  Here it is getting ready to go in the oven.

Pizza with caramelized leeks

Pizza with caramelized leeks

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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