Make Your Own Pizza Kits

Tammy Brownlow

By
@DoughmesticGoddess

How many times have you had those busy days, kids activities, house work, yard work, or just in the mood for pizza without the work that day.

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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Serves:

Makes two 12" pizza kits

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR PIZZA DOUGH:

2 1/4 c
bread flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
instant yeast
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil

FOR SAUCE:

1 c
sauce, you will measure 1/2 cup per kit

TOPPINGS:

2 c
shredded cheese (see directions for suggestion)
meats (see directions for suggestion)
veggies (see directions for suggestion

OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:

quart sized freezer bags
permanent marker

Directions Step-By-Step

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What 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 (:
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Okay...here we go!

In your standing mixer add flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Mix with dough hook attachment until combined.
3
In a glass measuring cup add 3/4 c water. Microwave for 20 seconds. This will warm the water. Add olive oil to the water. Turn on mixer to speed 2 and pour water mixture to flour mixture.
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Mix until combined. Scrap dough off hook and back into bowl.
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Allow mixer to "knead" the dough for 5 minutes. Turn off mixer and scrap dough off hook. Turn mixer back on for another 5 minutes. Dough should be elastic and very smooth.
6
Label 2 quart bags, "Pizza Dough". I like to write the next step on bags. "Once thawed, remove dough from bag and place in a greased bowl. Cover, and allow to rise in a warm place for 2 hours". Divide dough in half and place in the labeled bags.
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I 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.
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EVERYTHING ELSE IS GRAVY! ... and cheese ... and toppings...
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SAUCE:

Label freezer bag so you know what the sauce is. Measure 1/2 cup into bag, seal, and place in your pizza kit bag.

SUGGESTIONS:

Tomato based italian sauces, alfredo, pesto, barbeque, mexican salsa, cheese sauces (I know ragu makes those)...
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CHEESE:

Label freezer bag with type of cheese. Measure 1 cup shredded into bag, seal and place in your pizza kit bag.

SUGGESTIONS:

Mozzerella (use this as the majority of your cheese mixture and others for flavor)

Parmesean, romano, cheddar, colby, you get the idea.
11
VEGGIES:

As you did before label your freezer bag. Your veggie options are as endless as your cravings.

SUGGESTIONS:

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!
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MEATS:

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!
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WHEN 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.
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Preheat oven to 450. (This makes great pizza on the grill too - light up that grill if you like!)
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Now just assemble your pizza! Dough, sauce...you know how this works (:
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Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Snacks, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids