Timesaver: Homemade Pizza Crust
I get a craving for pizza pretty often and it’s always at that point where I’m already hungry. It’s no fun waiting on dough to rise when you’re super hungry and don’t feel like going to the store to buy premade crust. To save a little time just choose your favorite pizza crust recipe (I’m loving this one from There She Goes—it smells incredible!), roll out some mini crusts, and then freeze. With that recipe I am able to get five rather large pieces and it works out to 267 calories each.
I just stack the crusts on top of each other with a layer or saran wrap between and then place them in the freezer. If you know you’re going to want pizza later you can grab one and put it in the fridge to thaw out so it’s ready to use whenever you’re ready. I’ve taken one straight from the freezer to the oven and it turned out fine.
When I pull it out of the fridge or freezer I let the crust bake alone on 350° for about 5-7 minutes and then add sauce and toppings. It then goes back into the oven for around 10-15 minutes.
I make a simple sauce out of tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, salt, and oregano. Some of my favorite toppings are eggplant, asparagus, bell pepper, tomatoes, and artichokes. I also use pita bread as a crust whenever I’m in a pinch and it always turns out really well.Recipe, Timesaver | Tags: Recipe, Timesaver | 22 comments