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I love PIZZA but Geez is it worth the price?

August 13th, 2008 at 02:24 pm

One food I love is pizza. Pizza is fun, good, and if you do it right you may be able to get at least three food groups on it. Anyway, at my favorite pizza place, the pizzas start at $20. That's a lot of money for bread and sauce. So we decided to do something about it.

Saturday is officially our pizza day. My husband shops on Saturday, so he picks up a large french bread loaf. That is our crust. Okay, so one way I make my pizza is to:

- cut the french bread in half
- put both halves on a large cookie sheet
- spread spaghetti sauce on the bread (as thick or thin as you like)
- sprinkle some cheese
- sprinkle ground turkey
- slice tomatoes (thin) and spread over pizza
- cut thin sliced onions and spread over pizza
- sprinkle more cheese on top
- bake on 350 degrees or so, and leave in for about 15 minutes (maybe 20)

We experiment with other types of pizzas with french bread too. A nice salad on the side is icing on the cake. Yummy, yum, yum!!! We figure we save at least $13-$15 making our own homemade pizza. The plus, we know our hands and kitchen is clean, and our food is fresh.

So have you come up with any creative ways to save on pizza?

7 Responses to “I love PIZZA but Geez is it worth the price?”

  1. Go.xtina Says:

    Go to Morocco and eat any kind of pizza for 6$ =P ! The best pizza I've taste in my life so far =D

  2. monkeymama Says:

    My pizza habits have changed since having kids. The pre-made pizzas at Raleys/Bel Air are SO GOOD and are on sale Fridays for something like $6. Take & Bake.

    Round Table is my favorite, and with the economy they have been offering a lot of "buy one get one free" lunch buffets. We try to hit it once a month - $10 or so and we can stuff ourselves silly (with salad bar, soda and dessert as well). Love it. We had pretty much dropped them as too expensive/rare treat in recent years. Can't say we are helping them stay in business though.

    Your headline caught my eye - of course we can not live without pizza! Wink
    My dh has a couple of good pizza recipes. BUT I have to say I am partial to the grease personally. So why I still scope out the premade greasy stuff.

  3. Myrtle Says:

    I generally make my own pizza completely from scratch. I make my own yeast dough and go from there.

    We have a pizza place here locally that sells a large pepperoni pizza for $5.00 every day. Take out only. It's pretty good.

    I make homemade pizza quite often. I invite my children and grandkids over. The grands love to make their own pizza.

  4. gruntina Says:

    I buy a readymade frozen pizza on sale. What I do is pick the meat only or cheese only one. I have brought the kind with self raising crust on sale for 3 dollars. When I get home, I cut up veggies and other toppings and pile it on the pizza and bake. It always turns out delicious and with tons of fresh veggies.

  5. cargirl86 Says:

    I love homemade pizza. I use pita bread, french bread, portabello mushrooms, etc. for crust. Whole Foods also sells big blocks of frozen pizza dough that can usually serve for 2-3 pizzas.

  6. greengirl Says:

    we make our own. i get pizza bases from my work (a bakery) made fresh and then i put canned crushed tomatoes (no need for 'pizza sauce' - tinned tomatoes work just fine and are cheaper) grated cheese, artichoke hearts, onion, pineapple, baked pumpkin, mushroom, capsicum and olives.

  7. cptacek Says:

    Totino's pizza is only $1.13, but that only feeds one person. It is frozen, and pretty gross, though Smile
    I've done the french bread trick before. I've also used the 'pop open' cans of pre-made biscuit dough and spread that out on the pan to make the crusts. That tastes good!

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