Weekly homemade pizza (with price breakdown)
Like many families, we eat pizza every week, usually on Fridays. :) I almost always make our own pizza, unless we have a coupon for free pizza. (Sounds odd, but we've gotten two free Papa John's pizzas since we moved here 6 months ago!)
After making pizza so many times, I've pretty much got it just how we like it. Ordering pizza isn't much of a temptation when my homemade is better and MUCH cheaper!
We like a fluffier crust with a crispy bottom. I liberally butter the pan before spreading the dough. When all the toppings are on, I let the pizza rest for 20-40 minutes and the crust does it's rising before I bake it. This requires a little more time but not any more work. :)
I serve my homemade pizza with a salad or some kind of vegetable on the side.
Simple pizza crust price breakdown:
2-1/2 cups bread flour = $0.28*
1 teaspoon sugar $0.01
1 tablespoon active dry yeast = $0.12*
1 cup filtered water = $0.01
2 tablespoons butter = $0.10*
Pizza toppings price breakdown:
8 ounces (1 cup) sauce = $0.47*
16 ounces (1 lb.) shredded mozzarella cheese = $1.60*
2 ounces turkey pepperoni = $0.66
Total cost for 16-inch turkey pepperoni pizza with extra cheese: $3.25
Add an additional few cents for chopped veggies and Parmesan cheese (if using) and oven usage.
*Denotes items purchased in bulk from Costco. Other items are also purchased in bulk or on sale.
How did I ever cook without Costco?! :) While I am not usually saving a lot compared to Aldi's food prices, the quality is a huge step up!