Tomato Cream Chorizo Pizza

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We’re wrapping up Pizza Week here on WGC with this Tomato Cream Chorizo Pizza and it’s one for the record books! While a traditional red sauce pizza isn’t always my first choice – this tomato cream sauce is incredible and I’m officially hooked.

Tomato Cream Chorizo Pizza from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Ok friends – listen up. Tomato Cream sauce is where it’s at. If you’re a red pizza sauce kinda human, this one is about to rock your world. Instead of just a traditional red sauce that you buy from the store, this homemade pizza sauce that get’s finished with a touch of heavy cream is the new norm. Mark my words, anytime we make a red sauce pizza from here on out, starting with this Chorizo Pizza, this sauce will be on the base.

It’s a no-cook sauce, so don’t worry about having to let it simmer for hours on end on your stove. It takes approx 5 minutes to whip up in a food processor or blender and you could easily freeze any leftovers for your next pizza night.

Tomato Cream Chorizo Pizza from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Add to that fontina (one of the most meltable cheeses, some fennel and a bit of chorizo and you’re in business! Tomato Cream Chorizo Pizza will be your new go-to for meat lovers pizzas!

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Tomato Cream Chorizo Pizza from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Tomato Cream Chorizo Pizza

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 57 mins
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1-2 cups shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup chorizo cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 small bulb fennel thinly sliced
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • basil

For the Tomato Cream Sauce

  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes juice reserved
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions
 

For the pizza sauce:

  • Drain the tomatoes and reserve the juice. Add the tomatoes and the tomato paste to a food processor. Pulse until well combined and smooth. Transfer the tomato mixture to a bowl and stir in the garlic, olive oil, oregano, and salt. Stir in the heavy cream. Taste and adjust as necessary.

For the pizza:

  • Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Thirty minutes before cooking the pizza, put your pizza stone in the oven.
  • Divide the pizza dough into 2 even pieces. Stretch each piece of dough in a circular motion, then lay them both out on a flat surface and flatten out using a rolling pin. If you have a pizza peel, sprinkle some flour on it and place the stretched out dough on the peel.
  • Once your 2 pizza doughs are flat and ready to be cooked, use a spoon to spread about 1⁄3 cup of the tomato cream sauce around the dough leaving a little bit for the crust.
  • Top each pizza with equal amounts of the fontina, cooked chorizo, sliced fennel, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Transfer the pizzas into the oven and bake for 12-13 minutes until the crust is golden.
  • Remove pizza from the oven. Season with salt and pepper and additional red pepper flakes if needed, slice and serve.

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