Inspired by the “Congratulations San Francisco, You’ve Ruined Pizza” at Pixar Animation Studios’ Luxo Cafe
(makes one 10-in. pizza)
• Store-bought pizza dough
• 1/2-can of San Marzano tomatoes
• 1/4-head broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
• 1/2 garlic clove, smashed and minced
• 1/2 garlic clove, thinly sliced
• 2-oz. marinara sauce
• Zest and juice from 1/4-lemon
• Grated mozzarella cheese
• Chile flakes
• Parmesan reggiano
• Sea salt, to taste
• Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
San Marzano Tomatoes
Drain a 1/2-can of San Marzano tomatoes and slice in half carefully. Squeeze seeds
out and grate the “meat” of the tomatoes on a box grater. Season with sea salt and
olive oil to taste. Add 1/2 garlic clove, smashed and minced.
Heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a large saute pan. Add garlic and cook until fragrant,
about 20 seconds. Add broccoli, chile flake, and enough olive oil to coat. Turn heat
to low and cook, stirring occasionally until broccoli is cooked, but still has texture.
Fold in lemon zest and season to taste with lemon juice and salt.
Heat oven to 425°F. Arrange store-bought pizza dough on a peel with a
generous dusting of semolina. Spread 2-oz. marinara over dough. Sprinkle
grated mozzarella cheese over the top to taste, then finish with chile flakes and
broccoli. Place in the oven on a pre-heated pizza stone or sheet tray. Bake until
the dough is cooked to your liking and the cheese is melted. Grate fresh
Parmesan reggiano cheese over the pizza and serve!