Thursday, April 24, 2008

Make Your Own Pizza

My kids love pizza, but it is so expensive to get from a pizza place. And the frozen kind isn't that great. So lately I've been making my own. Or somewhat my own. I've been using Mama Mary's crust.

You can buy them in either the large 12" pizza crust, or the 7" pizza crust. We have been liking the 7" ones, because it's like everyone gets their own individual pizza.

They're very easy to make too. Just add pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and whatever else you want for toppings. We've just been making cheese, and pepperoni pizzas. (See Pictures at top.) But you could add anything you like to it: mushrooms, peppers, onions, etc.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, then put pizzas directly on rack in oven, lower temp. to 425, and cook for 10 minutes! It's that easy.

It's also a fun activity to do with the kids. They love to make the pizzas and take part in cooking a meal. And Mom actually doesn't have to do much!

There are other pizza crusts out there too, but I've just found that these Mama Marys ones are very good. And at a reasonable price (a 3 pack of the 7" crusts are only $2.50) You could also make your own pizza crust. Here's a website I found that has all different kinds of pizza crusts to make from scratch: Easy Pizza Maybe I'll try some when I get more time.

But making your own either from already made crusts, or from scratch, is definitely better than the frozen kind, cheaper than delivery and more fun for the kids!


  1. Hi Sue,

    That sure looks tasty. :p

    I can already hear my stomach growling. LOL

  2. $2.50 for a pack of 3?! We are SO going to pick some up at the grocery store. Mama Mary's, some shredded cheese and some pepperoni.

    The kids will be asking for pizza night - every night! lol - thanks for sharing this!

    P.S. Have u caught up on drops yet? I wanted to do mine last night, too - but I ended up doing work projects. Fun.

  3. Yum! Yum! I think I will make pizza for dinner.

    Our ocean mobile information is up. :D

    Sure hope you have great weather and so much fun at Disney World!

  4. Thanks for dropping by Sue.

    Who doesn't like pizza? I can eat that all week! However, I'm more of an eater that a cook so I'd rather buy them ready to eat.

  5. Hi Sue. I like pizza too. Sometime I can eat a hole 12" pizza. I also like to cook by myself. Your pizza looks good as "Domino's". I'll try to bake one. I'm not eat pizza as usually. Because cheese's price cost too high In my country. Buy from Domino's is much easier though less fun:)

  6. Hi Sue, I enjoyed your post on making pizza at home. I will have to get me some Mama Marys crusts. Sounds like a good price for a 3 pack. We all love pizza at our house. I'm sure the kids will want to help me make it. Thanks for sharing & your pizza looks good! :-) Take care, Robin

  7. I just found an amazingly good frozen pizza that my son loves. Do you have Safeway supermarkets near you? They're only $3, too!

  8. I just made an easy pizza from scratch last night, including the crust. It actually looked very similar to those in your photo!

  9. Thanks everyone for your comments. Try making your own pizza! It's fun and I bet more nutritious that way too. Less preservatives too! (Randy that's too bad cheese is so expensive where you live.)

  10. Is it expensive or not, 1Kg cheese cost over 10 usd ?
    I'm gonna cook some & celebrate my holiday.
    yah yah yah!

  11. OMG, that pizza looks so scrumptious. I'm hungry and now I think I'll have to take a snack break!

    Have a great weekend.