Pizza Night

pizza night

Pizza night is one of our favs. With the teensiest bit of forethought, it’s a super quick, fun dinner. We try to bring pizza night around every couple weeks (sometimes more often if we’re feeling naughty). Making a whole batch of dough and dividing it to make a couple different pizza flavors is our favorite. Often we end up with his & hers style pizza (though we both go ham on both.. if we’re being honest)

pizza night
Make the dough in the late afternoon to give it a couple good hours to rise & then get down and dirty with the toppings. Sometimes they’re super straightforward, a la pepperoni & peppers and onions….

pizza night
But we’ve been known to go a bit more crazy with fruits and nuts and greens and meats galore.. I’ll share those soon!

pizza night
With a go-to recipe for the dough and the sauce, it’s easy to whip these up any night of the week and use whatever’s lying around the house for toppings.

Make Your Own Pizza Night

Ingredients

  • For the Dough:
  • 2 1/12 - 3 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a pinch of sugar
  • For the Pizza Sauce:
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp italian seasonings
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 small carrot

Instructions

  1. For the Dough:
  2. Mix the warm water, yeast and sugar in a bowl. Stir to combine fully and let sit for 5 minutes to allow yeast to proof. When the yeast begins to foam on top, it's ready.
  3. In an bowl, combine 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 cups of the white flour, the water-yeast mixture, the olive oil and the salt. Mix to combine. If it seems wet to the touch, add in the additional white flour until it's not too sticky to the touch.
  4. Fit a mixer with a kneading dough hook (or use your hands!) and knead for a couple minutes. You'll know it's ready when you poke the dough and it makes a dimple then springs back.
  5. Set the dough in a well-oiled bowl covered with a damp towel in a warm place for at least an hour to let it double in size.
  6. Once doubled in size, split the dough into sizable chunks, roll out onto a floured surface or pan and use desired toppings
  7. In the meantime, make your pizza sauce:
  8. In a medium sized sauce pan, pour your crushed tomatoes, spices and the carrot. Stir well and bring to a boil. Lower and simmer for 25 minutes. *The carrot helps add some sugar into the sauce and pull out the metallic-y taste of the canned tomatoes in a short time
  9. Taste the sauce and adjust seasonings if necessary. Take out the carrot when ready to use.
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