Make a homemade pizza for your hardworking dad! This Shirt and Tie Pizza is the perfect meal for Father's Day.
Make one of these imaginative pizzas for the hardworking man in your life to celebrate Father's Day, a promotion at work, a new job, a retirement, or any other special occasion you see fit.
Shirt and Tie Pizza (serves 4-6)
½ bulb of garlic (about 6-7 cloves)
1 teaspoon olive oil
2-3 slices of mozzarella cheese
2 slices cheddar cheese
1 Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 (6 ounce) jar of marinated artichokes, drained well and chopped
1 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
baking sheet lined with non-stick aluminum foil
Xacto knife, or small sharp knife
wooden pizza peel, metal pizza peel or an oven spatula
Print out a copy of the template below. Click on this link for a full page printable template.
You will need to use a copy machine to blow up the image so that the shirt fits within the dimensions of your baking sheet. Every pan size varies but make it about 11"x12". Cut out the shirt and all of the shapes.
Roast your garlic:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I went ahead and roasted the whole bulb of garlic, but you just need half for this recipe. Cut garlic bulb in half (or use 6-7 whole cloves). Set on a piece of tin foil.
Drizzle olive oil over garlic. Fold the foil and pinch the edges closed. Roast in the oven for 35-45 minutes until garlic is golden brown.
Allow the garlic to cool to room temperature. Squeeze the halves of the garlic to expel the soft roasted garlic. Don't turn the oven off, you'll need it heated for the pizza.
Cut collar, tie, and pocket shapes out of cheese slices:
Set the cut template pieces for the collar and the pocket on the mozzarella cheese slices. Use an Xacto knife (with a clean blade) or a small sharp knife to cut out around the template pieces.
Set the tie pieces over slices of cheddar cheese and cut them out around the template pieces. I used long slices of cheddar cheese but still had to cut my tie at the dotted line.
If you use shorter cheese slices, you will have to move the cut line closer to the middle of the tie. Arrange the cut cheese pieces together. You may have to cut the edges so they match up just right. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Make shirt pizza:
Unroll the pizza crust onto a non-stick foil-lined baking sheet. Set the shirt template over the crust and stretch the crust to completely fill the area of the template. Remove template.
Brush oil over the surface of the crust.
Bake for 8-12 minutes until the crust is golden brown. (I should have baked my crust longer, it was too white.)
Cut out the pizza shirt and add toppings.
Remove the crust from the oven and let it sit until it is cool enough to handle. Move the crust to a cutting board.
Set the shirt template over the crust and use a pizza wheel to cut it out around the template. Spread roasted garlic over the entire surface of the crust. Cover the crust with chopped artichokes and shredded chicken. Use your hands to press the artichokes and chicken down into a flat layer on the crust.
Top with cheese, bake, and decorate.
Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Use a wooden pizza peel or an oven spatula to pick the pizza up and place it back on the baking sheet (not pictured.) Heat in the oven for 5-8 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Remove the pizza from the oven and use the pizza peel or oven spatula to move your pizza to a nice serving platter or a nice cutting board.
Add the collar, tie, and pocket cheese shapes, and serve immediately.
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