so i’ve been doing great at the gym and at home in terms of keeping myself healthy and focused toward staying away from fatty foods.. but you gotta have a little indulgence every now and then. it just helps you stay balanced and sane!
i have been meal prepping on sundays and i find that my cooking lasts me til friday afternoon, between me and baby girl. so that leaves friday night up dinner up in the air. this rendition was pizza day.
originally i intended on calling papa johns and just ordering a nice gooey chessy pizza from someone that would do the work for me. but wheres the fun in that? i needed to grab some milk from the store anyway so DIY Pizza it was for me last night. after looking at what i would need i realized how easy it is to make from home, and cheaper too! i had most of the ingredients already in my pantry and fridge.
i didn’t take a picture of all my ingredients. boo. but i used a pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust and made my own pizza sauce.
too make my pizza sauce:
i sautéed some white onion and minced garlic in olive oil.
then i added in a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes (with the juice) (i had a fire roasted flavor in my pantry)
i also added in some dry basil, oregano, thyme, garlic salt, black pepper and a little more olive oil and a tbsp or 2 of red wine vinegar.
the texture wasn’t as thick as i wanted it to be so i added in maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 can of 6 oz tomato paste to thicken it up.
after my pizza dough was spread out i followed the package directions to pre bake it.
i spooned the tomato sauce and then laid the spinach down first.
then i used maybe 2 cups of cheese? (I’m not big on measurement when i cook lol) i mixed parmesan and mozzarella
i sliced some baby bella mushrooms and crumbled some garlic and herb goat cheese for the top
then i baked my pizza again. maybe 8 mins? i let it stay in the oven while i finished washing the dishes and when it pulled it out it was beautiful and delicious and everything i hoped it would be.
moral of this story ? make your own pizza !
all of the pizza toppings were things i normally keep in my household anyway. and the pizza crust? it was less than 3$ !!!
a cheese pizza alone is estimated 8$ + cost of additional toppings. and it took me less than 15 mins in cooking time !