Serve this pizza the next time your son or daughter has friends over for a meal. All kids love pizza, and this version offers comfortably familiar flavors. For a more adult pizza, use extra-sharp Cheddar.
Makes two 12-inch pizzas
Roll or press pizza dough into two 12-inch circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. If using pizza pans, sprinkle the bottom with cornmeal or coat with olive oil and place dough in pan. If using a pizza stone, sprinkle with cornmeal and place stone in oven. Preheat oven to 400°.
Spread ¾ cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving edges bare.
Sprinkle ½ cup Colby cheese over the sauce on each pizza.
Combine mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses. Distribute 1½ cups mozzarella-Cheddar mixture evenly over each pizza, leaving edges bare.
If using a hot stone or tiles, use a well-floured pizza peel to carefully lift one pizza from preparation surface and place on stone. If using pizza pans, place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
Remove pizza from oven carefully (use peel if baking with a stone). Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat baking process with second pie.
Next time you serve pizza for supper, allow each family member to dress his or her own pie. Divide dough into 6-inch circles instead of 12-inch and place chopped meats and veggies and shredded cheeses in small bowls, ready to pile on.