Making the sauce and choosing toppings.
In our last article, “Pizza Italiano, Part 1”, I took you through the steps of making a simple and authentic Italian-style pizza crust. This article gets down to the business of making a sauce and preparing a couple of our favorite toppings. The sauce contains only the essential ingredients, so it can easily be modified to suit a variety of tastes. The toppings for a roasted mushroom, or prosciutto and arugula pizza, are not only quick, but authentically Italian. Required kitchen gear for these recipes is just a food processor to make the sauce, a box grater for the cheese, and a large skillet for the roasted mushrooms.