All Things Pizza

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Pizza is something that everyone enjoys, in one form or another.  My personal favorite is cold pizza for breakfast.  Weird I know.  I love leftovers the following morning.  In my book, it’s a great go to for breakfast.  It’s got protein in the meat, dairy in the cheese, carbs in the bread, and very little sugar.  Need fruit?  Go for it!  Pizza is something that my son loves to help us make.  About a year ago we started making our own dough and pizzas at home.  We found they taste much better than the store bough frozen variety and were much healthier.  We’ve experimented with several dough recipes, and found a great no knead dough at Onceamonthmom.com.  I use this dough for pizzas and hot pockets.  What I hate though is buying a can of sauce for pizza, and having half a can left over and wasted.  So today I made all things pizza.  A great way to use up the sauce and pepperoni and have several breakfasts, lunches, and dinners all ready to go for school.

Breakfast

Mini Pizzas (can also be a great go to lunch)

Ingredients:

English muffins

Canadian bacon (or your favorite topping)

Cheese (Cheddar and or Mozzarella)

Pizza sauce

 

How to:

  1. Split the muffins and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Spread a thin layer of sauce on each muffin half.
  3. Top with a slice of Canadian bacon (or favorite toppings)
  4. Add cheese on top
  5. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes.

 

To freeze:

Flash freeze (freeze flat on the sheet until frozen) before wrapping individually. place eat pizza in a large zip lock bag.

To Serve:

Unwrap and place in microwave for 1-2 minutes.

 

Lunch

 

Pizzadillas

Just like a quesadilla, it’s a Pizzadilla!  Place your pizza toppings (without the sauce) in a tortilla and cook on a griddle or in a pan.  As with other pizza items, flash freeze before individually wrapping.  For little hands, cut the pizzadilla into strips.

 

Hot Pockets

I haven’t bought a box of hot pockets in quite a long time.  I love making my own, and while they aren’t always pretty, they taste much better!  These little pockets are also a great way to use up left over lunch meat (not enough for a sandwich) and other little nibbles in the fridge.  The possibilities are endless.

 

Using your dough that you’ve already made (and always have an extra ball in the freezer for last minute meals), roll into a rectangle about the size of your cutting board.  Cut into 3 long rectangles.  Place your toppings, sauce, and cheese in the middle.  Wrap it all up like a mummy.  I have the best luck with pulling the sides over and then the ends.  Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 15 minutes.  Watch for browning… you don’t want burned hot pockets!

 

Dinner

Other than the obvious thought of Pizza, I stumbled upon this wonderfully easy and frugal pizza tasting dinner.  It’s called Bubble Pizza.  Like bubble bread or monkey bread, it’s centered on the use of canned biscuits.  It couldn’t be an easier recipe to make either.  Like all pizza recipes, the flavor combination possibilities are endless.  Make it to suit your family’s likes.

 

Bubble Pizza

Ingredients:

2 cans of refrigerator biscuits (10 count each)

1 jar/can of pizza sauce

Favorite pizza toppings

2 cups Mozzarella cheese

Fresh basil (optional)

 

How to:

Cut the biscuits into quarters and place into a bowl.

Add the toppings, 1 ½ cups cheese, and cheese to the cut up biscuits.

Place into a greased baking pan.  I used a disposable cake pan this time.

Top with remaining cheese and basil if using.

Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.  Check for browning.

 

To freeze:

Allow to cool completely before freezing.  Cover tightly and label.

 

To serve:

Allow to thaw and simply reheat in the oven!  Couldn’t be easier!!

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