Homemade Pizza

Some of you have this funny impression of me as being this super organized chick with everything figured out.  That is hilarious to me!  It couldn’t be further from the truth.  I fly by the seat of my pants most days, just praying that things get done.  Today was no different.

My oldest daughter was trying to be helpful by playing with the baby this morning so I could sleep in.  While I enjoyed the sleep, and it was well intentioned, 9 AM is just too late for a mom to start her day.  Especially when she has 1001 things to do!

After running errands and hitting Publix, I didn’t get home until almost 2PM!  I asked my son what he thought a good weekly meal deal would be.  Yep, I still had no clue.  He said, “I don’t know, I want pizza.”  Out of the mouths of babes!  Pizza it is.  I haven’t made that for you guys yet.  So, I was off to catch up on blogging, housework, gardening, play time and then cooking.

What’s that?? Aren’t I exhausted??  I wish!  I still need to finish typing this up and clean up before I go to bed.  At least I got to sleep in this morning! A girl needs her beauty sleep!

So, I have a challenge for you.  I bet that you could make this pizza in the time that it would take you to order and wait for delivery.  Any more it is 30-45 minutes.  From start to finish you could have a fresh homemade pizza in that time! You will have a meal with pizza and salad for $2.07/per person with plenty of groceries left over!

Here is how to do it!

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza Printable Version

  • 1 pkg quick rise dry yeast or (1 TBSP)
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey (you can substitute sugar)
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cheese
  • Toppings


Mix yeast in warm water, and let sit for a couple minutes.

In large bowl mix the flour, seasonings, honey, and olive oil.  Stir in yeast mixture.

Can’t finish mixing with a spoon. You have to use your hands.

You will have to finish mixing by hand; let sit for 5-10 minutes covered by a towel.

Flatten on greased pan, or parchment covered pan.

Add sauce, cheese and toppings. Brush crust with olive oil if desired.

Allow pizza to sit while the oven preheats to 450 degrees.

Bake at 450 for about 12 minutes.

Meal Deal:

Here is this weeks meal deal.  These are the prices you will pay this week at Publix.  You can make this dish cheaper with ingredients from your stockpile or another store.

Thank you to I Heart Publix for the sale preview and matchups.  Go Here for the full ad with matchups.

Fresh Express Salad Blends or Greens, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $3.99
-$1.50/2 Fresh Express Salad Blends, any 2 – 02-21-10 SS
-$1/1 Fresh Express Salad Blends Blinkie & Tearpad
-Free John Morrell Ham Cuts, Free wyb a Fresh Express Salad Blend – valid up to $1.99 Tearpad

  • Buy 2 Salads at $3.99
  • Use 1 -$1.50/2 Fresh Express Salad Blends
  • =$2.49/2 bag of Fresh Express Salad

Classico Pasta Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 8.1-24oz jar BOGO $2.47
-$1.50 off Fresh Beef wyb (2) Classico Pasta Sauces (DND 9) – 03-14-10 SS
-$1/2 PRINT
-$1/2 Winetag

  • Buy 2 Jars of Classico at $2.47
  • Use -$1/2 PRINT
  • =$1.47/2 jars of classic Pasta Sauce

Kraft Shredded Cheese or Cubes, Assorted Varieties,5.8 to 8 oz pkg, 3/$5
-$2/2 Shredded Cheese Blinkie
-B1G1 Kraft Shredded Cheese, Any 7-8 Oz. (DND 9) – valid up to $3.29 Blinkie

  • Buy 2 Pkg Kraft Shredded cheese $3.33
  • Use -2/2 Shredded Cheese Blinkie
  • =$1.33/2 bags of cheese

5 lb Bag of Flour $1.75 (est)

1 Strip of yeast packets $1.25 (est)

Total with coupons $8.29

Divide by 4

$2.07 per person…plus an extra bag of salad, extra jar of sauce, extra bag of cheese, extra flour, and extra yeast.

Looks are deceiving because you will have enough groceries to make 3 pizzas. If each pizza serves 4, you are looking at $0.69/serving.  What a super party idea for kids.  Let them make their own pizzas.  For $0.69/person how can you go wrong??


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  1. momof4 says

    ohhhhh that looks so easy and yummy. I normally buy the Betty Crocker easy prep pizza crust for 50 cents at the commissary.(The one that you just add water,)
    Seeming’s how my Publix has 5lb flour on sale for $1.49 and I have 4, 75 cents off coupons I think I need to make my own crust. I will try to make this for our Friday night pizza and movie night. Thanks again for such an awesome recipe.

  2. says

    After reading a dough recipe by Martha Stewart, I was very afraid to try it myself. But because of your pictures it actually looks very doable, thank you for that! I plan on trying this very soon!
    .-= Melisa´s last blog ..You’re A Mom =-.

  3. says

    I made this last night. I stopped by the store on the way home to pick up the ingredients I didn’t have at home. I doubled the recipe because I have a teen and tween on top of myself and husband. The dough smelled great, the pizza looked perfect before being baked, it was delicious. I have some with me at work right now for lunch and am ready to devour it, it’s 9:45am! One trick I did was to pour a little quarter sized amount of olive oil on the dough as I was spreading it in the pan. That way, none of it stuck to my fingers and it added some yummy flavor. Love it, Love it, Love it! Thanks!!!

  4. Jennifer Beck says

    Hi Amanda,

    How do you make a GF pizza crust? We recently tried to make some but the recipe didn’t translate too well since the yeast doesn’t react with the GF flour. Any good recipes or products you have tried for homemade GF pizza? Thanks.


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