Does anyone remember Boboli Pizza Crusts which became popular in the 90s? We loved them back then and have decided we need to bring them back! A pre-made crust seems too easy and you may wonder if it would taste like pizza.
Since it’s Sunday, I’m here with my friends Cindy and Mary Ann to share our favorites. This pizza from the 90s is top of the list!
Boboli Pizza Crusts are so good and they now have options!
Trust me, I was a bit skeptical about bringing it back at first. I would like to think my palate has become more refined in the last 30 years. But here’s the thing, Boboli Pizza Crusts are pretty delicious! They now offer regular, thin-crust, and even cauliflower crusts.
When we first made Boboli pizza we must have seen an advertisement in one of the food magazines that we subscribed to back then. I’m not sure if there was a recipe or just a photo.
What’s on this Boboli pizza
- Red Pepper
- Red Onion
- Goat Cheese
- Olive Tapenade
It had an olive tapenade as the base and was topped with sautéed red bell peppers and red onions. For the cheese, it was goat cheese which was another item that became popular in the 1990s. When we originally made this pizza, we needed to make an olive paste with olives and capers using a food processor. Now, of course, olive tapenade is widely available.Print
Boboli Pizza with Red Peppers, Onion & Goat Cheese
Remember Boboli pizzas from the 1990s?
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 Boboli Pizza Crust
- olive oil
- 2 red bell peppers, cored and sliced thin
- 1 red onion, sliced thin
- salt and pepper
- olive tapenade from a jar
- one 4-ounce package of goat cheese
- fresh basil
- pinenuts (toasted lightly)
- Sauté the red onions in olive oil over medium heat. Once they start softening a little, add in the red onion and continue to sauté until the vegetables are soft. Make sure they don’t burn, adding a little more olive oil if necessary. Add a little salt and pepper.
- Prepare the Boboli crust by spreading a thin layer of the jarred olive tapenade on the Boboli crust, leaving a little edge without.
- Spread the vegetables on top of the layer of olive tapenade.
- Crumble the goat cheese evenly on top and bake on a baking stone or sheet pan that has been pre-heated in a 425º oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes, checking to make sure it’s not burning.
- Remove pizza and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before adding fresh basil, and toasted pinenuts.
Keywords: pizza, Boboli
Sprinkle fresh basil and toasted pinenuts and serve!
We had not made this pizza in many years. It was just as we remembered, easy, delicious, and a great weeknight dinner. This topping would be great on our homemade pizza crust too. Of course, that takes a little more planning ahead, which is why we are fans of Boboli!
A few other favorites that caught my eye this week.
This week I had the pleasure of having dinner with cookbook author Anna Gass at her home in New Canaan. The dinner was put together by @thefeedfeed. It was sponsored by @aussiebeeflamb which is available at places like Whole Food and pretty much all the places I shop! Anna’s cookbook is a collection of recipes and stories from immigrant women that came to the united states and continued making foods from their homeland.
While working as a trained chef, in test kitchens like Martha Stewart, Food52 , she realized there are so many women that have all these family recipes that have never been written down. Soon cooking with grandmother’s became her passion. She shares recipes from over 30 countries from 40 women.
A really cute, feel good movie
Because isn’t that what we all need once in a while? Have you seen Book Of Love?
Add a touch of rattan
I love a little rattan both inside and out. It’s easy to add a chair, a small side table, a coffee table, or even just a lantern. Or a group of lanterns. Rattan mixes with every style from modern to traditional. There are some great options starting at $10 from Target to some much pricier ones from Serena & Lily that are gorgeous!
I have number three that I use outside in the summer and fall (above left)and then bring it inside and use it amongst planters on the floor. I love the little glow in the corner at night from a votive inside a rattan lantern. It’s the little things, right?
Steele Canvas Bags
I love these new bags from Steele Canvas Basket Corp. Perfect for the 4th, but will last forever! I’ve been using Steele Canvas bags for years and they never wear out. I can even throw them in the wash! They are made in a small factory in Cambridge, MA where they have been making baskets and bags since 1921.
Let’s see what Mary Ann and Cindy found this week! Thank you for stopping by. Have a beautiful Sunday!