Debby – Pizza and a Movie

I love the fact that Doc points out how we can make our own future. I think the Back to the Future movies are universal in appeal! This movie highlights the wild west and seemed to fit with my pizza. I live in the southwest so my family loves spicy southwestern pizzas. It is a great way to utilize the items from the Mexican pack add-on from Bountiful Baskets.

Jennifer Parker: Dr. Brown, I brought this note back from the future and now it’s erased.
Doc: Of course it’s erased.
Jennifer Parker: But what does that mean?
Doc: It means your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one, both of you.

Here is my quirky recipe for Southwestern Pizza. Adjust the amount of chilies to your tastes. We like it hot!

Southwestern Pizza

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Southwestern Pizza


    Pizza dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp instant yeast
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup drinking soda pop (clear)
  • Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa Sauce
  • 3 tomatillos, peel off husk and wash
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1-2 chiles – your choice!
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • handful of roughly chopped cilantro
  • salt/pepper
  • 4 Roma Tomatoes
  • water
  • Toppings
  • Grilled chicken diced (I had leftover grilled chicken from dinner the night before)
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheddar cheese finely grated
  • cilantro to garnish
  • olive oil to coat baking sheet


    Make Salsa Sauce:
  1. Heat oven to broil
  2. Coat a baking sheet with olive oil
  3. Put tomatillos, 1-2 chilies (I used 1 Hatch and 1 Jalapeno), ½ onion cut into quarters, garlic clove, and 4 tomatoes on baking sheet
  4. Broil until roasted on one side and then turn them over using tongs
  5. When done roasting, cool.
  6. Put into blender or chopper , adding cilantro, salt/pepper, and ¼ cup water
  7. Blend until sauce texture.
  8. Spread on pizza crust!
  9. Pizza crust
  10. In a bowl, mix flour, yeast, and salt. Add water and soda pop.
  11. Mix together to make a dough.
  12. Cover with plastic wrap
  13. Leave at room temperature overnight.
  14. After the dough has risen, heat the oven to 450°
  15. Pizza
  16. Grease a pizza pan.
  17. Roll the dough on floured surface to a pizza shape.
  18. Ease onto the pizza pan.
  19. Add salsa sauce and cheese and chopped grilled chicken.
  20. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese has melted.
  21. Serve with salsa and tortilla chips!

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