25 January 2008

Thrifty Recipe Swap - Pizza!

Gayle at The Grocery Cart Challenge is having a thrifty recipe swap. I love this kind of stuff and couldn't wait to participate - but my internet connection has been going bonkers the last few days! (Go ahead - fess up - you missed me didn'tcha?)

I think homemade pizza is one of THE best things you can feed your family, one of the least expensive, and something everybody likes. You can use whatever toppings that you like - the majority of my family likes pepperoni and sausage. I am a veggie lover all the way - and saute mushrooms, peppers, onions, or whatever, slice some tomatoes and transport myself to pizza heaven.

Here is my favorite pizza dough recipe - although I don't use anywhere near that amount of oil, and I use about 1/3 whole wheat flour. It is still way yummy - and much better for you. If you must use the oil, please choose olive oil. I don't make individual pizzas all the time - I typically use the dough and roll it out on my larger pizza pans.

Tonight we had BBQ Chicken Pizza - I used BBQ sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, and chicken. It was delicious. I have estimated the cost for 3 large pizzas at $5-7. (We'll lean to the $7 cause we like our pizzas cheesy in these parts!)

I am really excited about this because I love to save money - but I also love to feed my family good stuff. When I was young, I realized I could feed my family for $2-4 a night if we ate hamburger helper every night - but we'd also be eating cardboard dinner. No.can.do.


  1. We love homemade pizza too. We also like pepperoni bread which is basically a homemade french bread recipe rolled out, topped with pepperoni and cheese, rolled up and baked. However, a bag of cheese around here is $7.00! So, our homemade stuff is cheaper than the pizza place, but still a bit expensive. :-(

  2. Mmmm... I could use some homemade pizza right about now... so long as someone else is making it!

  3. This sounds SO good! Thanks for posting it!

    (It looks like your link is working now.)


  4. I will be using this recipe for sure! We make "homemade" pizza, but with store bought crust. It's still pretty pricey. This will save $ and taste better I'm sure. THANKS! ~Karlie

    PS. What's up? My internet connection has been going bonkers the last few days too! Who do you have?


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