{crazy} peanut butter + mozzarella pizza

by Holly on July 17, 2011

in rambling,recipes,seriousness,silliness

So, I’m a little crazy.

But I kinda like to think I’m the sorta crazy that people can relate to, ya know? That I just say, do and write about the non-socially acceptable things most people keep locked up in their also crazy minds. That because I freely admit to my Medusa-haired, monkey-minded craziness, people tend like me (with the exception of my snooty 1st grade rival in Mrs. Wevley’s class, who ironically also went by the name of Holly), because they too would like to admit their own personal insanity to the world but unfortunately, have no blog to do so.

I freak out when I have nothing to do and freak out just as equally when I have too much to do (ahem, a jam-packed summer dominated by NINE weddings).

I complain even though I have nothing of real substance to complain about (see above statement).

I pretend I’m detail-oriented then buy all-you-can-eat-and-drink soda tickets to the local minor league baseball game instead of all-you-can-eat-and-drink beer tickets and eat dinner at home, forgetting it’s all you can eat. #fail

I post hideous pictures of me even though they are awkwardly embarrassing.

I drink too much beer, go out to eat too often and regularly fall asleep on my couch at 8:30pm in my work clothes + unbrushed teeth, waking up the next morning wondering why my mascara has encrusted my eyes temporarily shut.

And I make Peanut Butter + Mozzarella Pizza for breakfast in 90 degree heat with no air conditioning in my small, single girl apartment.

Peanut Butter + Mozzarella Pizza

4-Ingredient Pizza Dough
1/2 T honey
1 T olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1/2 cup unsalted peanut butter*
1/2 medium vidalia onion, finely diced
1 t salt*
1/2 t nutmeg
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

*if using salted peanut butter, omit the salt in this recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make 4-Ingredient Pizza Dough according to instructions, adding 1/2 T of honey to the mixture. Roll out dough with an old wine bottle, drizzle with olive oil and spread with minced garlic. Place on a baking sheet, and parbake in the oven for 15 minutes until crust is lightly browned.

When the pizza dough is finished parbaking, spread the peanut butter equally over the crust with a spatula. Sprinkle with diced onion and spices, and top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

Slice, eat + devour!

Makes 8 large slices (equal to 4 servings)

Inspired by Madeline, Boots + my’s meal in New Glarus, this pizza seems a bit crazy at first but is unexpectedly delicious. Mixed with diced onion + cheese, the peanut butter tastes more like a peanut sauce and melts in your mouth with a delectably savory bite. Of course, it tastes best washed down with a cold beer.

Even if this unique homemade pizza did cause the temperature in my apartment to soar an additional five degrees (87 -> 92, for the record), I am pretty sure my crazy self is okay with it.

Even better, my crazy self won’t even complain about it.

And my crazy self will even stop referring to myself as “my crazy self.”


Kristie July 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Your open craziness is amazing. Never uncrazy the crazy. Keep it coming! Especially when it causes you to make a peanut butter and mozza pizza. That just sounds weirdly crazy good. I’ll remember that one. Now I’m kind of craving a peanut butter calzone. Ooooh yum.

Julia July 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Are we the same person???? This might be the most amazing pizza I’ve ever seen. By the way, I see nothing wrong with conking out by 8:30 in my work clothes, teeth unbrushed :)

Erica July 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

What a unique combo! I love trying foods like this and being super surprised at how amazingly well the flavors come together! It reminds me of the first time I tried a peanut sauce on noodles. I was like umm peanut butter, hot sauce, vegetable oil…noodles? veggies? I’m so lost. And now I”m hooked.

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

the peanut butter tastes more like a peanut sauce and melts in your mouth with a delectably savory bite. = THAT sounds amazing! I would love to try it!

Erin July 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Apparently I am just as crazy as you, because this sounds DELICIOUS.

Kathryn July 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

This looks interesting, to say the least. I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter in savory dishes but this actually looks kind of… good? If I could eat cheese without internal wreckage, I would definitely give it a try.

Pure2Raw Twins July 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

You are not crazy just brilliant and having fun :) that pizza looks amazing!

Abby July 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I also don’t have air in my house and we’re in the start of a 10-day 90 degree heat wave, so if I wasn’t crazy before, I will be crazy and delusional and overheated soon. With that said, it will never be too hot to eat–a lot–and I for one think this sounds delicious.

Be cool, dude!

Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats July 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Wow, this does sound crazy! I am a major peanut butter fan though..so I may have to try it!

Linda July 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm

LOL! I love reading your posts!!! Who doesn’t like to start their Monday morning (it’s Monday here in Japan) off with a good laugh?! Thank you!
And I think we’re all a little crazy. Some of us just aren’t afraid to show it! :)
The pizza sounds weird and amazing, all at the same time! I will have to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing!!!!

Meister @ The Nervous Cook July 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm

You… you ate this for breakfast? I’m into it! I mean, I’m a little skeptical, but I’m also into it. At least in theory…

Hillary July 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

You just combined my two favorite foods. There is nothing crazy about that. It’s pure genius, is what it is.

Alissa @ Not Just Apples July 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Totally random, but I sort of love the idea! I put peanut butter in my lasagne sauce… so obviously it goes great with italian dishes :)

Jess July 17, 2011 at 8:34 pm

That sounds absolutely amazing! Quite the interesting duo, but I love both mozz & pb ;)

sofia July 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm

dude, this recipe is nuts. kind of fearful of trying it… but i do like your kind of crazy, so i just may like peanut butter pizza. hm. something to think about fo sho.

speaking of crazy, i feel like the word will take on a whole new level of seriousness for me starting tomorrow. i’ll let you know after the end of the day if i think you fit the word’s true meaning. haha… or not.

Katie July 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Peanut butter and cheese and onions? I woulda never thought…but I trust you. When I was little I used to eat bananas and mayo…so this has to be better than that.

Lauren http://theclimbingchef.blogspot.com/ July 18, 2011 at 12:28 am

Looks great! One of my all time favorite burgers in called the Jiffy Burger :) It has bacon, creamy peanut butter and pickles on it!!! My mouth is watering as I am typing this…. now, if they only made it gluten free? Looks like I may have just found my new project….

Hope you not-so-crazy-self has a great week at work and whatever other shinanigans you get into!

Sarah July 18, 2011 at 7:40 am

You know what? On first glance, it seems like peanut butter on pizza just would not work. But on the second one? Well, it looks like something I might actually LOVE!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans July 18, 2011 at 8:06 am

We’ve been talking about recreating this pizza too! But, it would be a little less crazy here, because we both rock the AC…

mammaeverythingtarian July 18, 2011 at 8:07 am

Opening paragraphs =brilliant. Peanut butter pizza=disgusting…just sayin

leslie July 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

i LOVE this idea. i’m much more of a fan of peanut butter in savory places (curry, noodles, stews), so this is right up my alley. thank you for being a genius, i can’t wait to try this!

Julia H. (The Petite Spiel) July 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

YESSSSSS you posted the recipe!! And on a very fitting day for me, too: I just had a peanut butter FiberOne bar with my lunch, & for my snack later I brought-you guessed it- a packet of peanut butter (to eat with some rice cakes). Sooo….peanut butter is on my mind today :)

Btw, I love your style of writing. It’s so descriptive & seems to really reflect your personality, which is awesome! I’m trying to work on showing more of my personality through my writing on my blog lately.

Megan (Braise the Roof) July 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

That sounds so freakin’ good! I bet that would be good with a lot of different combos of ingredients (bell peppers and chicken, anyone?). Weird food is good food. Amen. PS, can’t wait to see you!

emily (a nutritionist eats) July 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm

We love your crazy. :)
That pizza sounds really good actually. In a crazy kind of way…

Ellen @ Cinnamonalicious July 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

OMG that sounds amazing!!
My friends think I’m crazy for putting my combos together, but I love coming up with random delicious mixes! I’ll deffo be trying this out! :D

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather July 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

You sure are just the kinda crazy I like! It’s the fun kind… Not the scary kind. This pizza is calling my name. PB anything and i’m all over it!

Yin July 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Wow, that looks so good! That’s going on my to-make list for sure!

Maren July 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

bookmarked. maybe i’ll make it in my two-story, non-air-conditioned duplex sometime. I’ll let you know how it is :)

Jessica July 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm

oooooh my goodness how delicious does that look (and sound) ?!?!
when i invite myself over for drinks, girl talk, good food and gossip WE WILL BE MAKING THIS.
just a warning :)

i mean, the whole thing sounds odd at first…but when does the combination of savory sweet NOT work?! rarely.

Special K July 22, 2011 at 10:46 am

your crazy is perfectly sane
that pizza?
in-sane! of the most delish sorts

Susan July 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I read this post while I was in the hospital and got too worked up over it. I had to mark this as unread and come back to it once I had time to mull it over a bit.

Anyways, all I can say is OF COURSE you came up with this! That’s why I love you. I *think* I could eat this – but with lots and lots of hot sauce ;)

elise July 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

im soooo in love with this recipe right now. and its 545 am. eff. i want i want.

Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby July 24, 2011 at 7:54 am

i like your style, girl ;) we have equal amounts of crazy pulsing through our veins, which will only make your eventual meet up with me in boston even more enjoyable. oh wait, what? ;)

Kaitlin With Honey July 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

This does sound crazy, which only makes me want to try it more.

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