Thursday, February 21, 2008

Homemade Pizza

What do you make when you're low on ingredients and would really love to order out? Pizza! Ours is ready in about the time that it would take to order and pick it up and saves us a bundle on cash and grease.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Ready in: 40 minutes
Serves: 8-10
Cost: approx. $7.00 (or less depending on toppings)

1 cup of warm water
1 package of active dry yeast ($.50)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 2/12- 3 cups flour ($.50)

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add all other ingredients. Stir 20 times to mix. Let rise 20 minutes.

8 oz can tomato sauce ($.50)
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. Italian spice blend

Spread dough thinly on large cookie sheet. Top with sauce, 3 cups mozzarella cheese ($2.99), and additional toppings as desired. Our favorite is mushrooms ($1.00) and sausage ($1.50)

Bake at 450 on lowest rack for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.


laura said...

mmmm! We just ate homemade cheese & pepperoni pizza's tonight. Fast, yummy and always a crowd pleaser :) I like your sauce recipe I usually buy canned sauce but it would be lots cheaper to make my own!


Saralyn said...

Do you use white, wheat, or both flours in your crust?

Monica said...

Saralyn, I use whatever I have- which is usually white. I've been known to throw some wheat germ in for good measure. If I have wheat I mix it 2/3 white 1/3 wheat. We don't like our pizza too healthy:)

Cindy said...

Would you please make one for me and have it ready in about 30 minutes? I'll tip the driver well. :)

Anonymous said...

YUM! This looks awesome! I love this cool blog!
I am making this pizza next week!
~The Bargain Shopper Lady

Monica said...

Looks yummy! We usually have pizza on Fridays. I make two and it is almost not enough to satisfy my family. Do you have any suggestions for making it more satisfying or an inexpensive side dish? I have also been wondering how you handle snacking in your house. I don't want to seem too much like the food police , but I have to to make the food last and make sure everyone gets enough. I think everyone is clearly getting "enough":) but it seems that everyone could eat more at times, especially snacks.

Sniz said...

So are you happy with the consistency of the homemade dough?

jennie said...

I want Pizza!!!! Someday......

Monica said...

We like our crust as thin as possible so this dough works out great. It's not soggy, but stays soft.

mindi said...

Looks fantastic!! I just love homemade pizza :D

eally said...

Used your recipe last night!! YUM YUM YUM! Posted about it today...thanks for the recipe!