There are nights I hate making dinner. I don’t want to do it and I delay it as long as possible because I don’t even want to think about it. I am even slowly teaching my kids to cook with the hope that they can take over a couple nights a week. Tonight they both helped plan and prepare the meal.
I am falling in love with my breadmaker all over again. My kids love pizza and I am trying to figure out different varieties and crusts to keep it interesting. I planned an Italian herbed crust to complement the meats of the pizza.
The kids loved this meal and were already claiming the leftovers for the next day before the meal was over. In our house that is a hit it out of the park success!
I served this with a green salad.
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- Place all ingredients in your breadmaker in the order in which they are listed. Use the pizza dough or dough setting on your machine.
- This will make 2 large pizzas or 2 lbs. of dough.
- Remove from machine when done.
- Spread dough in 2 well-greased pans or pizza stone for pizzas.
Three Meat Pizza:
- Pizza Crust from above or your favorite dough
- 8 oz (.5 oz) meatballs cut in half
- 6 oz pepperoni, sliced
- 16 oz Italian sausage, cooked and broken into small pieces
- 2 cups pizza sauce
- 4 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes with tines of a fork all over the top of your pizza crusts.
- Place crusts in oven to bake for 5-8 minutes until well set. Remove crusts from oven and pop any bubbles that may have formed while cooking.
- Spread 1 cup pizza sauce, over the top of each pizza crust. Top each pizza with 1/2 of the rest of the ingredients in this order: pepperoni, meatballs (place on pizza cut side down), sausage, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack and then Parmesan.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until pizza crust is browning on bottom and top begins to slightly brown.
- Remove pizzas from oven and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.