Make Your Own Pizza Kits
You don't have to call for delivery...and you don't have to settle for the frozen options at the store which limit your toppings to their pre-made selections.
I saw a commercial for a new frozen pizza kit on tv and thought - I can do that and so can you!
Make it a fun activity with your kids. Depending on their ages, they can measure grated cheeses, and put ingredients in labeled freezer bags.
Fun activity now...great pizza later! Enjoy!
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- 2 1/4 c
- bread flour
- 1 tsp
- 1 tsp
- instant yeast
- 1 Tbsp
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- olive oil
- 1 c
- sauce, you will measure 1/2 cup per kit
- 2 c
- shredded cheese (see directions for suggestion)
- meats (see directions for suggestion)
- veggies (see directions for suggestion
- quart sized freezer bags
- permanent marker
FOR PIZZA DOUGH:
OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:
1What I think is great about this concept is you can add "baggies" of ingredients to your kits as you go. If you have left over grilled chicken or sausage links - dice them up, label your freezer bags and add them to the pizza kit bag. Left over bacon? Unheard of in my house... but just in case - add it to the pizza kit!
Do you have left over sauce from spagetti night? Measure it and set it back for pizza night. The same concept works for veggies and cheeses - prep them and save them for pizza kits.
The dough comes together pretty quickly so you can make those and put them back anytime you like.
You will be so happy on pizza night when you can just pick your toppings, sauce, and cheeses - without creating lots of dishes to wash, and a kitchen to clean up - only the pizza pan ... I'd go for the paper plates like pizza delivery night (:
7I like to let them hang out in the fridge for a couple days - it develops the flavor. You can use them or place in your pizza kit bag in your freezer until you are ready to make.
8EVERYTHING ELSE IS GRAVY! ... and cheese ... and toppings...
Label freezer bag so you know what the sauce is. Measure 1/2 cup into bag, seal, and place in your pizza kit bag.
Tomato based italian sauces, alfredo, pesto, barbeque, mexican salsa, cheese sauces (I know ragu makes those)...
Label freezer bag with type of cheese. Measure 1 cup shredded into bag, seal and place in your pizza kit bag.
Mozzerella (use this as the majority of your cheese mixture and others for flavor)
Parmesean, romano, cheddar, colby, you get the idea.
As you did before label your freezer bag. Your veggie options are as endless as your cravings.
Onions, peppers-sweet and spicy, olives, mushrooms, egg plant, tomato, spinach.
Grilled and roasted veggies add great flavor, so if you have any left, add them to the kit!
I think you have the knack now, so I'll just move on to suggestions.
Pepperoni is great of course, think out of the box...
Grilled left over meats like chicken, sausage, even extra cooked burgers from a bbq make great pizza toppings. Left over pulled pork whether it be bbq or mexican spiced are awesome choices!
13WHEN PIZZA NIGHT ARRIVES!
Get your dough out and allow it to thaw. Then place it in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise for 2 hours. While that's rising, pick your sauce, cheeses, veggies, and meats.
14Preheat oven to 450. (This makes great pizza on the grill too - light up that grill if you like!)
15Now just assemble your pizza! Dough, sauce...you know how this works (:
16Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Enjoy!