Thursday, January 3, 2008

California Pizza

1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or onion powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, (6 ounces)
2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1 medium avocado, sliced

1. Heat oven to 425ºF. Mix tomato sauce, oregano, basil, salt, garlic powder and pepper; set aside. Stir Bisquick mix and cold water until soft dough forms. Pat or roll dough into 12-inch circle on ungreased cookie sheet with hands dusted with Bisquick mix; pinch edge, forming 1/2-inch rim. Or pat dough in 12-inch pizza pan.
2. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese over dough. Spread tomato sauce over top. Top with chicken and olives. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Garnish with avocado slices.

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