Homemade Pizza

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This Homemade Pizza is amazing! It is a fast dinner option for those busy weeknights or a good treat for weekend nights. It is much more healthy then the ones you get at your local pizzeria and its so much cheaper to make it by yourself, So your doing your tummy and wallet a favor. Honestly, this pizza tastes so much better then any pizza that you buy to go, and I like the fact that I make it, so I know what’s in it. Another great thing about Homemade Pizza is that you can get creative with it and use whatever toppings you like. My family loves mushrooms, especially on pizza, but every time we ordered pizza there would be like 5 mushrooms on the whole thing and everyone would be reaching for the slice that had a mushroom on it lol. The toppings that I used for this pizza were toppings that we wanted that particular day, but I have used other toppings before. So get creative with this and share your topping ideas with me! For Abel’s 2nd birthday, I made food for the adults and a few pizzas for the kids (Since kids are usually picky eaters, I made cheese pizzas and 1 pepperoni pizza). Not only did that save us some money but the kids all loved the pizza, and every one of them had seconds!… I like to make pizza every once in a while on Saturday nights for our family movie night and we really enjoy it. 🙂

Homemade Pizza {1 Large pizza serves about 6-7}

Ingredients: {This is enough to make 2 Large pizzas, Just buy one more bag of dough, if your planning to make another pizza within a few days to use up all the ingredients.}

  • 1 Bag of Pizza Dough from any store
  • 1 (8 oz) Pack of Mushrooms
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • Pepperoni
  • 1 (6 oz) Pack of Canadian Bacon
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 Jar of Pizza sauce
  • 1 Pack of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

* All my ingredients were from Trader Joe’s. But you can always buy these ingredients in another store. I just always used Trader Joe’s ingredients for my pizza and really like the dough and the pizza sauce from there. I will put pictures of it below.*

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Handy Tools: Pizza Pan *I highly recommend using a pizza pan to bake it in rather then a regular baking pan because the holes on the bottom of the pizza pan help to get the right kind of crust. Whereas a regular baking pan makes the dough like wet inside and too hard on the outside. I bought my baking dish at Aldi for like $3 and it is a really nice one.*

Directions:

1) Do the prep work first. Wash and cut the vegetables. I used 1/2 the box of mushrooms, less then 1/4 the Green Bell Pepper, 1/2 the onion for my pizza.

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2) Sprinkle some flour, around 1/4 a cup on a clean counter top. Put the dough on the counter top with the flour and roll it around to get some flour on it, so that it is no longer a sticky ball of dough. Then shape it into a circle (or a square if your making a square pizza) and thin it out using a roller. Place the pizza dough on the pizza pan. The dough should be between 1/4 to 1/2 an inch thick.

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*My hubby volunteered to help me so he is the one that did the dough.*

3) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the pizza sauce on the pizza. I used 8 Tablespoons, but you may need more or less depending on how big your pizza is.

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4) Then sprinkle the cheese on top of the pizza sauce. *I usually use more cheese but I used a lot for another recipe and had to work with what I had left since I did’t have time to run to the store to get more cheese.*
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5) Spread the toppings on top of the cheese. I usually do the “meats” first so I put the pepperoni, and Canadian bacon first. Then I put the veggies on top.
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6) Stick the pizza in the oven and bake it for about 25-30 Minutes. Your pizza may need to bake more or less, depending on how big it is, how thick your crust is, and how well your oven heats. So check on it every 5-10 Minutes.
* We like to eat our pizza with Garlic Sauce. So if you have any left over from the pizzeria you can use those. Or buy some at a pizzeria. We usually buy the Garlic sauce at Papa Johns or Little Caesars (I don’t like their pizza but they do have the BEST Garlic sauce).
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