Cheap Eats – Homemade Pizza Crust
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Craving pizza? Here are a few options:
The American Way: Order pizza! (approx. $9 per large pizza with a coupon)
The Cheaper Way: Buy a frozen pizza at the grocery (approx. $6 per pizza)
The Budget Diet Way: Make your own! (always less than $3 per pizza!)
Now…here are 7 frugalicious and fast ways to make pizza crust, no recipe required!
Biscuit Pizzas: Individual pizzas…perfect for a slumber party! Flatten a canned biscuit & top with sauce, cheese & your favorite toppings. Bake according to biscuit package instructions.
English Muffin Pizzas: Individual pizzas…create a make your own pizza bar for dinner! Top english muffins with sauce, cheese & your favorite toppings. Bake at 400 until cheese melts.
Frozen Pizza Dough Pizzas: This tastes the most like real pizza! Most groceries sell a frozen pizza dough or fresh pizza dough in the deli. I’ve found it at my grocery for just $1. Follow the instructions on the package for a delicious pizza parlor taste!
Frozen Roll Dough Pizzas: Frozen rolls make cute little pizza crusts! Just thaw, place on a greased cookie sheet, press into a circle, add toppings and bake at 400 for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
Tortilla Pizzas: If you’re a thin & crispy crust fan…this one’s for you! Prick a tortilla a few times with a fork and lightly brown (directly on the oven rack) in a 400 degree oven…watch carefully, this only takes a few minutes. Remove the crispy crusts & top with sauce, cheese & your favorite toppings. Bake at 400 degrees just a few minutes or until cheese melts.
Naan Pizza: My personal favorite, and now that Costco sells Naan…it’s a budget friendly crust! Naan makes the perfect size individual pizza…just add your favorite toppings, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 for about 8 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
Bread Machine Pizza: Dust off your old bread machine & try to find the recipe book that came with it! Bread machines make yummy pizza crusts for just pennies!
Now that you have 7 easy ways to make a homemade pizza crust, it’s time for Pizza Fun 101 …clever ideas for toppings like BBQ Chicken or Mexican Pizza.
How about “make your own pizza” for dinner tonight!