Friday, July 10, 2020


During the lockdown/quarantine, we are going to post some food/meals we are eating.  Usually there will be no recipe, what we want to post is just a reminder that simple is good, simple is comfort and during these times, we can all use a little (or a lot) of that.

We like to make pizza.  Simple topping ingredients usually.  2nd Man has a dough recipe he uses but when I was stocking up for the pandemic I saw this Pillsbury's pizza dough that is ready to roll out and had no weird ingredients, no preservatives, just what you'd use at home.  I bought a couple to just have a quick and easy meal and not use up all our flours and such.  Simple toppings of some fresh mozzarella, a package of pepperoni and this pizza sauce that we love.

We rolled it out and it even comes with it's own parchment so it just sort of unrolls onto a baking sheet.  It's thin (they have both options, regular and thin, we like thin).  Our only complaint is that it was small.  Should have filled up this regular size sheet pan.  You can't stretch it either because it's preformed and so thin you don't have anything to stretch.  

We just spread on the sauce, lay out the pepperoni and tear up some mozzarella.

I can't remember what the package said but I think it was 425 for about 12-15 minutes.  It's pizza, we just do it until it gets to how we like it.  Crispy and bubbling cheese with the crispy bits on the pepperoni edges.

Here it is, sprinkled with some Italian seasoning.  It was really good.  Is it homemade?  Sort of.  The creation is but the crust was a shortcut.  It was definitely worth it to save the time and ingredients.  We'll do it again, especially if this stay at home order drags on.  It's nice to just throw it together as a last minute idea.

Normally when 2nd Man makes pizza dough we keep a ball in the fridge but that only lasts a few days.  This is good for when you just need a quick meal.

And can you go wrong with pizza in any form?


  1. to answer your final question - HELL NO! :)

    I notice you did crust, sauce, pepperoni, cheese. I do crust, sauce, cheese, pepperoni. different strokes for different folks.

    have a nice and safe weekend; MEOW to hobart.

  2. You can also freeze your homemade pizza dough.
    I made us a pizza last night but I used a cast iron skillet and baked in the oven but many times I do put my dough on baking sheet or a pizza stone or in my deep dish pizza pan if making a Chicago style pizza, piling on the toppings and having stuffed crust using mozzarella string cheese all around the outer edge.

  3. Mmm, that looks sooo good! Wish I could dig into it right now. Now I have to add these ingredients to my grocery list. I'm going shopping on Monday - during these uncertain times, I try to really stock up so I won't have to go very often.

  4. Can you buy the regular not thin crust. Place it on parchment paper and place parchment paper over it and use a rolling pin to make it larger. The bottom piece of paper is so the crust won't stick to whatever is underneath and, of course, the paper on top is so it won't stick to the rolling pin.

    There is a boxed mix from Jiffy mixes that is dry. I cannot find it, but there are numerous pouches that i cannot find either.

  5. I'll have to look for that - I like thin crust too, and I don't even have a place to roll out dough at the moment! When you buy it, is it frozen or refrigerated?

  6. I don't think I've seen that pizza dough. Your pizza looks wonderful.



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