Colby and Monterey Jack Pizza

This is a mild but satisfying pizza that’s highly adaptable to other ingredients. Try it with a layer of salsa or leftover chili instead of pizza sauce, or top the cheese with a layer of ground beef and crumbled bacon for a cheeseburger flavor.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 1 1⁄2 cups pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into 2 circles (12 inches in diameter), slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Spread 3⁄4 cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving one inch around the edges bare.
  • Combine Colby and Monterey jack cheeses. Distribute 2 cups cheese mixture evenly over each pizza, leaving edges bare.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.