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At-Home Date Night: Home Made Pizza

July 20, 2019

If you’ve been following along, you know how important my hubby and I find our date nights. However, with tight budget and lack of childcare, we make due with what we have and aim to get 1 night, each and every week, dedicated to just us two. We put little one down a bit earlier than usual, set the table, and put our phones aside. The meals aren’t always fancy but they are yummy (and affordable too)!

So with that, lets dive in to this weeks meal: Home Made Pizza. Sticking with one basic and one eccentric pie, we did a cheese pizza and then one with prosciutto and goat cheese. I am going to cover the recipes for both of these but feel free to switch things up and add your own toppings. That’s the best part about this meal: Its easy, quick, affordable and can personalized in any which way. Oh and lets not forget, its oh so tasty!

At Home Pizzas

Cheese Pizza- What You’ll Need

  • Frozen pizza dough (I used Papa Sal’s brand, which can be found at ShopRite. If you can find that, I’m sure any other brand would work or you could totally use one of the pre-made crusts from Target)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Marinara Sauce (depends on how saucy you like your pizzas to be)
  • 8oz Bag of Shredded Mozzarella
  • Dried Basil, Dried Oregano & Garlic Powder (Sprinkle each on top- don’t over due it)

Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pizza- What You’ll Need

  • Frozen pizza dough (I used Papa Sal’s brand, which can be found at ShopRite. If you can find that, Im sure any other brand would work or you could totally use one of the pre-made crusts from Target)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Marinara Sauce (depends on how saucy you like your pizzas to be)
  • 2 hand fulls of Fresh Baby Spinach (I’ve in the past have used fresh arugula and it was awesome)
  • 2oz Crumbled Goat Cheese
  • 3oz Prosciutto ( I personally don’t measure this and instead just add what I think is appropriate)

WHAT TO DO:

  • Preheat oven according to dough cooking instructions- For me that was 450 degrees.
  • Grease pizza pans with olive oil. Make sure to spread evenly
  • If using frozen pizza dough, I find it is easier to manipulate if it was just thawed. About 30 minutes before starting dinner, this is when I set my doughs into a bowl of hot water. It will make the dough a bit watery at first but that will quickly dissipate and allow for you to evenly spread dough over pan.
  • Spread desired amount of marinara sauce onto dough
  • Add your toppings and don’t be afraid to get creative 🙂

ENJOY!

xoxo, Mary

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