Homemade Pizza Night

Homemade pizza is a cheap, easy, and nutritious substitute for the typical delivery pizza. My kids love rolling out the dough and spreading toppings on their own “personal” little pizzas. They also get a kick out of eating something they made “all by themselves.” I found the recipe for pizza dough in Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. It couldn’t be easier. The sauce is my own concoction and is easy as well.


Olive Oil

Chopped onion and garlic (as much as you like)

1 (28 oz.) can organic crushed tomatoes

Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add tomatoes and simmer for 30 minutes (the longer the better).


3 tsps. yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water (approximately 110 degrees)

3 Tbsps. olive oil

1 tsp. salt

2 1/2 cups white all-purpose flour

2 cups whole wheat flour

Dissolve the yeast into the warm water and add oil and salt. Mix the flours and knead them into the liquid mixture. Let dough rise for 30 to 40 minutes.

Once the dough has risen, divide it into the number of pizzas you want to make. Half of the dough will make one 12 inch pizza. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Slide the crust onto floured baking sheets or pizza stones and add your choice of toppings.

Bake pizzas at 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until the crust is crisp and starts to brown.

I separate the toppings into small bowls. It makes it easier to limit the amount of each topping the kids put on their pizzas. If you decide to try this, please add a comment to this post to let me know how it went.


  1. I love Pizza Night! We have Pizza usually on Friday Night. We try to have our own “Fast Food Night” on Friday’s and Pizza is easy for the little ones. I found your blog over on DIY Themes, good luck with your new blogging venture!

  2. Hi Donna,

    Thanks so much for the comment and for the good wishes.