White Truffle Mushroom Crema

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Ingredients: 2 large Portobello mushroom caps 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1 heaping teaspoon mushroom base 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cups whole milk ricotta 4 ounces of pre-prepared Béchamel (Alfredo) sauce 1½  tablespoons white truffle oil. (You may use two if you want it stronger.) Instructions: Place the Portobello mushrooms on aMore »

Chipotle-Onion Jam

chipotle onion jam pizza

Courtesy of John Gutekanst, Avalanche Pizza, Athens, Ohio This is wonderful to top on aged cheddar, feta and even gorgonzola pizzas. Cream sauce pizzas are great with this jam. 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 large onions cut in vertically, then in half-strips 1/8-inch thick 3 chipotle peppers from a small can of chipotle in adoboMore »

Charred Onion Dip (and/or my Flammkuchen sauce)

Courtesy of John Gutekanst, Avalanche Pizza, Athens, Ohio This recipe combines the umami deepness of charred onion with cream and a touch of fennel. For the dip, sour cream is used. If you want to make the sauce for pizza, you can use mascarpone cheese. Both rock the house! (Note: the roasted red peppers areMore »

Meat Sauce

Meat Sauce

Ingredients ½ cup olive oil 4 pounds ground pork 8 pounds ground chuck 4 large green bell peppers, cored and chopped 2 large onion, chopped ¼ cup fennel seeds ½ cup finely chopped garlic 1 cup dry wine 1 #10 cans ground whole pear tomatoes or tomato puree 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons ground pepperMore »

Marinara sauce

marinara, sauce, pizza sauce

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup choppped yellow onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups tomato puree 2 cups plum tomatoes, crushed ½ teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil Salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions In a large saucepan, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion andMore »

Pepperoni Gravy

pepperoni gravy, topping pizza, sauce, pizza skin

1½ cups natural casing pepperoni (only the good stuff!) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 12 ounces pre-prepared béchamel (Alfredo) Place the pepperoni and oil in a pizza pan and place into an oven at 475 F for 4 to 6 minutes until the pepperoni starts leaching juices and remove just before it gets crispy. PlaceMore »

Giovanni’s Aurora Sauce

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Ingredients: 1 No. 10 can of pre-prepared sauce 1 2.5 pound bag of pre-prepared Alfredo, (Béchamel) sauce Instructions: Stir both together using an immersion blender. Note: You can add hot pepper flakes for a Diablo sauce or chopped basil for a savory soup. You can go all out with chopped roasted garlic and braised beefMore »

Concia di Zucca

Ingredients: 3 medium, fresh zucchini 2 tablespoons salt 1 can whole peeled tomatoes, drained 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped (or chopped fresh basil) Instructions: Cut the zucchini lengthwise then into small dice and place into a colander withMore »

Quick Pizzeria Barbeque Sauce

This is a nice, Cincinnati-style tomato-based barbeque sauce that uses everything you can find in your place, (except the Worcestershire and possibly honey). Ingredients: ½ cup Worcestershire sauce 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup raw peeled garlic cloves 2 cups raw sliced onion 1/3 cup jarred jalapeños 1/3 cup vinegar ½ cup pineappleMore »

Big Dave’s Pizza Sauce

Big Daves Pizza Sauce

Ingredients 2 cans all-purpose ground tomatoes 2 cans heavy tomato purees 1¼ cans water .6 ounces leaf basil .6 ounces leaf oregano 2 ounces black pepper 2 ounces granulated garlic 1 ounce granulated onion 4 ounces salt 4 ounces sugar 8 ounces olive oil 3 ounces Parmesan-Romano cheese Instructions Open the ground tomatoes and pourMore »