I have struggled to find a recipe for homemade pizza that I like. I think what makes the difference in this one is not the actual ingredients, but the method of cooking. So, use your favorite ingredients and try cooking it this way! This could be a fun recipe for the Superbowl. Everyone gets to make it their own way! Yum!!
pizza dough (I use this recipe for a lot of things simply because it is easy and I can put it in my breadmaker.)
toppings (we just did it simple this time – pepperoni) We have to call it pizza meat at our house because one child doesn’t like “pepperoni”, but somehow loves pizza meat…
Use a pizza stone, or a pampered chef stone. Put cold stone in oven, then turn oven on to between 450 and 500 degrees (depending on how hot your oven gets).
Start preparing your pizzas. My kids love having their very own pizza and they can help top them how they like!
Once the oven heats up to 500 degrees, you are ready. Take out stone and put pre-prepared pizza onto hot stone. Another reason we do individual pizzas is that it simplifies this step. I have tried to put an entire pizza on those stone, and have stories to tell about how that turned out…
Return pan to oven and cook for about 8 minutes. Both top and bottom of pizzas will be slightly browned. Watch closely as you don’t want to overbrown your pizzas!
Since I had some extra dough (I made 6 individual pizzas – one is not shown), I made some cheese rolls with the extra. I rolled it out like I was making cinnamon rolls, then topped with butter, ranch dressing, garlic salt and mozzarella cheese.
I then rolled them up and cut them to about 1-1 1/4 inch thickness (just like dessert rolls).
I baked them with my pizzas, but they needed a minute or two longer, so I snatched the pizzas and put the rolls back in until nice and brown. Overall, I would cook these about 10 minutes.
Serve with yummy dipping sauce (ranch is always a favorite). This would be great with a salad…if I wasn’t out of greens! Happy eating 🙂
Stayed tuned this week for some ideas on getting a good night’s sleep, a kid’s calming craft and maybe (if I am ambitious…) some appetizers for the big game! Enjoy!