Bye Bye American Election Pie

Election night is exciting for me like the way the SuperBowl is exciting for others. The BFF is really into politics (“junkie” doesn’t begin to come close to explaining his fervor) so watching election coverage is made all the more enthralling when a 34-year-old man is jumping up and down, skipping in and out of the room, and talking to the talking heads talking to us from the T.V.

So for election day eats we needed fast, easy, and hands off so attention could be focused to more important things like watching states turn from yellow to red or blue. Y’all know about my oddly erotic (not really) feelings about pie crusts so naturally, pie-crust pizza served all my needs last night. Quick, easy, delicious. This recipe is a win for America, obviously.

Pie Crust Pizza
–1 refrigerated roll-out pie crust
–4 oz. tomato sauce or paste
–4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese (half of a typical mozzarella cheese ball), cut into chunks or slices
–5 tomatoes, cut into slices
–basil leaves
–garlic
–grated Parmesan

Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Roll out the pie crust onto a cookie sheet. Add the tomato sauce to the top of the pie, layer on tomato slices, mozzarella pieces, garlic, and basil leaves. Top with grated Parmesan. Cook for 10-15 minutes until pie crust is golden (but not too brown), tomatoes are wrinkly, and cheese is melted. EAT, for the sake of AMERICA!

Dammit Jim, I’m not a doctor…
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6 slices
Calories: 222 per slice

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2 Comments

  1. So Rachel
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Max and I make Christmas pie every year for Christmas eve (or somewhere around there) with basil/spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella. I love our little pizza tradition around a special occasion. Do you and your S.O. have a tradition of pizza for election night?

    • leah
      Posted November 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

      We don’t have a tradition, or at least we didn’t. Perhaps that will change!

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