Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Frugal Recipe - Homemade Pizza!

My first attempt at homemade pizza - and it was gooooood! ;)

  • Bag of pizza dough (about 16 oz)
  • 1/2-3/4 of a Jar of Pasta Sauce
  • 8 oz bag of shredded cheese (I used about 6 oz mozzarella & a sprinkling of cheddar!)
  • Your choice of toppings (I used pepperoni & canned mushrooms)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of flour for dough
  • 1-2 Teaspoons of garlic powder (optional)
Preheat your oven to 400'. Put a little flour on a rolling pin and a little more on the dough. Roll the dough out and/or use your fingers to shape the dough. Give up on the rolling pin because it keeps hitting the raised edges of the pizza pan. :) Top with sauce, cheese and toppings. Sprinkle of garlic powder over top. Bake at 400' for 10-15 minutes or until crispy. :)

DH and I were very excited with how the pizza came out! It was easy, cheap and delicious! I can't wait to make it again!

Price breakdown:
Dough - $.89
Sauce -$.40
Cheese $1.50
Mushrooms: $.25 (half jar)
Pepperoni: $.30 (about 15)

Total cost?About $3.58! :)

5 gave me some sugar:

Frugal Jen said...

Homemade pizza is so much better than ordering out! That pizza looks so good !

Sue said...

I agree. I make homemade pizza for usually once a week or every other on the weekends. It is WAY better than ordering out and cheaper! :o) If you like some "kick" to your food, I've started adding some "hots" (the little chopped red & green hot peppers) to the pizza sauce, mixing together, then spreading sauce on dough. Also, I don't know if you have a breadmaker, but I make our dough in that and it is SO yummy! :o) Yours came out great!

Jennifer said...

Ok...confession....I've never made homemade pizza!!! I'm going to try this and I will let you know how it turns out. Did you use a certain brand of dough??

Laurie said...

That looks so good!!

When I make pizza I always sprinkle grated cheese and crushed red pepper on top.

Heidi @ CarHelp said...

It looks EASY! HOORAY! And how fun to add any toppings you want, without having to pay $3.00 for each additional one. :)