Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Make Your Own Pizza Night

Last Friday night, I had homemade pizza on the menu and then decided on a whim to turn it into a make your own pizza night. I love doing activities with my kids, and they have shown an interest in the kitchen lately so I thought this would be a fun thing for us to do together. They LOVED it! was an activity that took about 5 seconds. Ha! 

I made the dough earlier in the day and let it rise, and then rolled out the (not so pretty looking) crusts. Homemade pizza has been a family favorite since before I was born and I've included the recipe at the bottom of this post.

Since I decided on a whim to do a make your own pizza, I didn't have as many toppings, but we still went with it. 

There was lots of taste testing, and I had to help (aka do almost all of the work) for Madden's pizza, but both loved this! I also considered this a win because I have picky eaters and am trying to creatively add more "like it" and "learning it" foods so this was a fun way for them to try things out. 

They loved their pizzas! Madden found the broccoli I had hidden in his and picked around it (sigh). But overall, it was a success!

Homemade Pizza Dough:
1 package of yeast
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt

Mix together (with mixer): 1 1/2 C very warm water, 1 package of yeast, 1/2 C sugar, and 1 C flour.
 Add 1/4 C oil and 1 egg to above mixture and continue beating
Add 1/2 tsp Salt and 3 C Flour (more or less) and continue to beat until dough forms
Knead dough on floured board for 8 minutes 
Place into bowl and let rise

My favorite pizza sauce is Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce by Classico (I find this at Target, but it should be just about anywhere). And in all honesty, I don't knead the dough for 8 minutes :) 


  1. This is so fun! We love pizza night. Lately we've been buying the dough and making but I'm saving your dough recipe. We are always looking to improve on our crust:)

  2. And I need to know where you get your dough?! I don't mind taking a short cut there :) but never know how good it is going to turn out?!