This and that: California Club Pizza

Thursday, August 2, 2012

California Club Pizza

I love reading recipes and have found that facebook is a wonderful way of finding great recipes.  I feel a recipe is to be only used as a guideline to help you make a masterpiece of your own.  There are very few recipes that I make that are word for word what the recipe says.... I like to make them my own.  Saying that I also think it is important to give thanks to the people that post their recipes... and that if you make it different it is alright to repost it, as long as credit is given where credit is due.  So here is my credits... the original recipe can be found here: . if you want to make it just like the original recipe. it looked great that way too and it won't hurt my feelings and if you want to use my suggestions great.... or make it into your own creations.  Cooking, baking and food preparation is an art and like art, no two dishes can be the same!

                                                       California Club Pizza   

1 tsp oil
1 pkg (13.8 oz) refrigerated pizza crust
2 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend (I used a little less)
2 plum tomatoes
1/4 medium red onion (chopped)
1 medium avocado ( I used 1 and 1/2)
1 lemon
1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
greek seasoning
romano cheese (shredded)
6 slices bacon, thinly sliced, cooked and drained (in original recipe - was going to use but forgot)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Lightly brush oil onto large pizza stone or large bar pan.  Sprinkle small amount of cornmeal on pan.  Roll out pizza dough - gently stretching and pressing dough to fit your pan.  Sprinkle small amount of cornmeal onto pizza dough.   Top crust with chicken and shredded cheese.  Place in oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes until crust is golden brown.  Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

baked with chicken and cheese

Meanwhile, slice tomatoes lengthwise, remove seeds and dice (I sliced mine thinly).  Slice or chop onions. Slice avocado in half, remove pit and dice.  Place tomatoes, onions and avocado and chopped fresh basil in bowl. Juice 1 lemon to equal 2 tbsp juice and stir gently into veggies.
Place veggie mixture on pizza. Sprinkle greek seasoning to taste and add shredded Romano Cheese.  Place back in oven until cheese is melted, approximately 3 minutes.  

veggies, greek season and romano cheese added
ready to go bake in the oven

       And ENJOY!


Hand over a plate, here is your piece.

*Notes..... I did have a slice the next day.... the aroma of the basil and the veggies was wonderful.  My co-workers wished that I had brought them a piece.  Sorry, it was all for me and I didn't share.  Although the crust was a little soggy as I heated it up in the microwave, it tasted wonderfully.  As I was eating it, I thought mushrooms... I should have added mushroom.  Next time. 

* Note I had posted this on facebook awhile back but decided to post these recipes here too.
                                 Til next time  <3 <3 <3  Marlys

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  1. I totally agree on crediting a recipe, even if it's a recipe that was inspired by another person's recipe. The pizza looks so delicious!

    1. It was delicious... I need to make it again.

  2. Yummy! Just been over and liked you on facebook realised i hadn't yet! Avacado on pizza sounds fab

    1. It is delicious... I love avocados... and by the way I liked your facebook page back both from my fan page and my personal page.

  3. This looks good Marlys. Pizza is one of my favourite kinds of refrigerator velcro. I love making it as a way to use up leftovers. I'll keep this in mind for the next time I have some chicken on hand.

    1. I love pizza but my husband isn't a big fan... So I don't make it much at our house... and it is a good way to use up those leftovers.

  4. Thanks for the visit and the follow. I am now following you back on Linky:)Now I am off to explore your blog. I love cooking!

    Also I host a blog hop called Freedom Fridays and would love for you to link up any of your favorite posts:)

    Have an amazing day!

    1. Thanks for coming by and I will try to remember to come over for your blog hop... Thanks for the invitation.

  5. I can understand why your co-workers would want some, it looks amazing!

  6. mmm lady, that is one fine looking pizza!
    Dawn, fellow hostess of FFF.

  7. What a delicious looking pizza!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  8. I never ever thought of putting avocado on a pizza before, I am going to have to give this a try it looks delicious!

    1. Let me know what you think... I noticed that you are a pizza place.

  9. G'day! LOVE your photos, angle and view!
    WISH I could come through the screen Matlys and sample a slice of each too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Link Party

  10. Thanks Marlys for sharing and co-hosting at Foodie Friends Friday Pizza Party!


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