We haven't had a family pizza night in way too long!
A blogger friend shared a great dough recipe with me years ago. It can be used for pizza or calzones. So easy, so much cheaper than delivery and best of all the kiddos can help.
The whole family pitched in tonight. We made the dough, rolled it out and dressed it up all together. I loved the giggles, the faces with sauce and the flour all over the kitchen. Nothing like true family time.
Also, we got to put some of our yummy local fresh produce and cheese from last Thursday's Fortville Farmer's Market to good use - fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and fresh tomato. The boys in the family wanted to try a stuffed crust pizza tonight too. It turned out just as good as delivery!
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve yeast in warm water, add rest of ingredients and mix. Knead dough for 5 minutes. Let dough rest 3-5 minutes. Roll out on pizza stones or greased pan. (I can usually get two pizzas from one batch of dough.) Add sauce and toppings and bake. Usually 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven.
If desired, you can easily alter the recipe for gluten free or whole wheat. You can add parmesan or herbs to the crust as well or break-up the dough in smaller balls and make individual pizzas. It's fun to be creative with toppings as well: BBQ chicken, ranch with veggies, taco pizza, cheeseburger pizza...the possibilities are endless and leftovers from the week come in handy.