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

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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