We are a pizza lovin’ family and I can’t believe the price of frozen pizzas these days – so we usually make our own. When making our own pizza dough isn’t in the agenda, I love to pick up Trader’s Joe’s refrigerated pizza dough for only $1.29. You can get it in wheat, white and herb – and it’s the perfect foundation for the pizza of your choice!
If you hadn’t noticed yet, I’ve been kinda on a feta kick lately, so this pizza is a kind of Greek variety, but you can put whatever toppings you have around the house.
Trader Joe’s pizza dough – only $1.29 at Trader Joe’s, look in refrigerated section (see pic below)
Tomato sauce (or pasta sauce)
Basil – I love the basil plants at Trader Joe’s, only $2.99 and you can get plenty from the initial plant, then keep growing your own (plus it makes your kitchen smell amazing!)
Sliced crimini mushrooms – I love Trader Joe’s mushrooms, they are super meaty and flavorful
Sliced Kalamata olives – Great price at Costco
Feta cheese – Also a great thing to get at Costco
Thinly sliced tomatoes
Whatever other toppings you like
- The dough directions state you should set it out on the counter for 20 minutes to let it rise.
- We use baking stones, but you could probably use any pan that you have. Rub with olive oil. Roll out dough. You can make mini pizzas, one big pizza – whatever you’d like.
- Pre-cook the dough about 10 minutes. The directions don’t call for this, but we always like lots of toppings, so we find the dough cooks more thoroughly if we give it a head start.
- Add tomato sauce and toppings
- Bake for about 10 minutes more, until crust is brown and toppings are melted
A lot of these same ingredients are in the Greek Chicken and Orzo Skillet recipe I posted last week, so if you have extras this might be something you want to make for dinner the next night.
What are you favorite pizza varieties?