I remember when I was a kid, mom would buy the Chef Boyardee Pizza Kits. I thought I was in Heaven! Back then, I do not remember any pizza joints growing up and certainly no place in town who delivered such a thing!
As the 30 minutes or less pizza joints popped up across America, we basically forgot about making our own homemade style pizzas. Rolling out the dough from the Pizza Kits did take awhile…guess that is why we left it up to mom! These days you can buy ready-made pizza crusts, add your toppings and slide them into your oven.
Lets step back for a moment…Many of us have no idea how unhealthy a delivered pizza is. I will be the first to admit, I will order one from time to time, knowing the unhealthiness of the pie, but it comes down to be lazy…and in all honesty…America has become lazy when it comes to eating healthy.
These homemade 10” pepperoni pizza’s are organic and only have a total of about 20 grams of fat. Now wait before you think that is alot, a 12” Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza has 50 to 100 grams of fat! Nine to 16 grams of fat per slice! I guess you know now, a $10 pizza isn’t all that healthy.
Here we start off with a 10” brown rice pizza crust. Since we shopped at Whole Foods for all of the ingredients, this is where you’ll find everything. The pizza crusts come frozen, so what we did is set the oven temp to 500 and place the frozen crusts in for 5 minutes. Do put them on a cookie sheet. Take them out and brush some olive oil on the crust, then top it off with some organic cabernet marinara sauce, organic mozzarella and yes, organic extra large pepperoni’s! I added some basil and tuscany seasonings on top of the cheese then again on top of the massive pepperoni’s. Place in the oven for 7-10 minutes at 425 degrees.
It’s that simple! In about 20 minutes from start to finish, you can have a nice quick easy meal prepared for the whole family. These two pizza’s fed 3 people and could easily have fed a fourth person. Remember, we do not need to eat in quantity. Add a nice caesar salad, some organic fresh baked bread and you will become the pizza pro in your own kitchen!