Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pizza Night

Fridays at our house are almost always "Pizza Night". We started this tradition a few years ago - we would take the kids to pick out a movie (back when there were movie rental places!), then head home to make some pizza. It's something they look forward to every week. And since the weekend is coming, I thought I would share the recipe that never fails at our house (one that seems to please every member of our family - not always an easy task!!)


1 Package (2 1/2 tsp.) dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oil (I've used canola, vegetable, olive...whatever!)
2 1/2 cups flour (Wheat flour doesn't come out quite the same consistency, but you can use it. We stick to unbleached white.)

Dissolve yeast in water.  Add sugar, salt & oil and stir.  Add flour & beat 20 strokes.  Allow to rest at least 5 minutes or longer.  

Roll out on floured (or Pam-sprayed) surface until desired thickness (I use a 16" pizza pan, and it works out just right.)  

Add your toppings:

I have to put in a plug here for Dei Fratelli pizza sauce - I have tried MANY different kinds (even homemade!) and this is the best! It's made of all natural ingredients, too, so we like that. And no (unfortunately for me) they are not paying me to say these nice things!! :)

On this particular night, our pizza of choice was half Italian sausage and half spinach, tomato & feta

Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes (check it after about 10 minutes).....and while you're waiting, have a glass of's Friday, you deserve it!  (Or even if it's not Friday. Go ahead!)

And now the finished pizza...Enjoy!!

I'm sharing this recipe with:

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How to Nest for Less: Party with my Peeps


  1. The pizza looks delicious. I would love the spinach, tomato and feta.

  2. Yum! The tomato, feta and spinach sounds really good!

    1. Can you guess who decided on that half?? It was the boys, the girls in the family had the meaty side. :) Just kidding!

  3. Yum- looks delicious! And I love themed family dinner nights :) I'm following you back on Linky now!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  4. Seems to me that pizza night started when you were still home with all your siblings. Maybe we should start Sunday pizza nights!

  5. Such a fun tradition!! Those pizzas sound fabulous! YUM!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  6. Yummy!! We should start a pizza night at the house. The kiddo would love helping make these!! Thanks for linking up :)