Family Night Pizza

Family night pizza is a surefire way to make everyone happy at the dinner table! No squabbling about what toppings everyone wants, because everyone can add their own! That’s my kind of pizza night!

Clean Eating Family Night Pizza

Family Night Pizza is a ritual that is becoming somewhat routine around here.

It’s a fantastic way to get the family into the kitchen and give everyone what they want for dinner. After all, who doesn’t like pizza? (Fun for a kid’s party or slumber party too!)

Of course, everyone has their own opinions on what makes the best topping. So with that in mind, we’ve been doing this:

Family Night Pizza

Topping Ideas

  • marinara or clean pizza sauce
  • cheese, shredded
  • clean pesto sauce
  • tomatoes
  • onions
  • peppers
  • pineapple
  • cooked chicken, shredded or cut into small pieces
  • shrimp
  • spinach
  • mushrooms
  • basil (best put on AFTER the pizza is cooked)
  • olives
  • anchovies (yes, I said anchovies)
  • just about anything else you like on a pizza


  1. I either use whole wheat pita bread, or I make this pizza dough (click here), and divide it into 6 small pieces that I roll out into individual pizza crusts that are about 8 inches in diameter (Hint, if your family is hungry, I strongly recommend making a double batch of dough).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. I bake them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet (2 crusts per sheet) for about 5 minutes just to give the dough a head start.
  4. I pull them out of the oven and allow them to cool while I get all the toppings ready. I place each individual topping into its own bowl and set it on the counter.
  5. Once the crusts are ready and the toppings are all set up, I call in the troops to come and top their own pizzas. Everyone has a good time arguing over the best topping combinations, everyone gets what they want, and my job in the kitchen is cut in half because all I had to do was get everything ready.
  6. Bake everyone’s pizza in the oven for about 10-15 minutes (depending on how hot your oven cooks – just get that cheese melted).
  7. Pull them out and allow them to cool slightly.

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  1. Jenn@slim-shoppin says:

    I love making a breakfast pizza. I have an easy pizza dough I use. I make an individual pizza for myself. I’ll put bbq sauce, diced red onion, sliced cooked chicken sausage, then crack an egg on top. Sprinkle with cheese and bake until the egg is set (I don’t like a runny egg, so I’ll break the yolk before baking). It’s so good!

    We do pizza every friday night, but usually order out. Maybe I could start a new tradition of making it ourselves!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jenn- Making your own is sooooo much healthier!!! It’s fun too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’m always looking for new pizza dough recipes…this looks great. My favourite is jalapenos, tomatoes, blue cheese, tempeh and broccoli.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – Sounds yummy!

  3. I love this idea! My husband and two boys LOVE pizza and we often make our own. Usually it is a large one. I will have to start making the more family interactive individual pizzas!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lauren – Ya! It’s a lot of fun. Especially when people start throwing onions….. just sayin… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I love marinara, cheese and sliced baby portabellas on my pizza–torn basil and chopped tomatoes is also wonderful with a few chunks of light mozzarella string cheese. When I’m pressed for time and want a frozen pizza with ingredients I can pronounce, I get the personal-sized Amy’s pizzas in Margherita and Spinach & Mushroom. So good with a huge salad of mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette! A big bite of salad, a little bite of pizza, chew, chew, chew. Rinse and repeat! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Charlena – lol! Sounds yummy to me!!

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Yum! I’m coming to YOUR house for dinner! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. graciouspantry says:

    Wow! Thank you! I feel like my photography could be a whole lot better. It’s something I work on all the time. But I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!

  7. Is there an alternative to making your own dough? Whole Wheat Dough perhaps or a Whole Wheat Tortilla???

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Diondra – Sure! As long as the ingredients are clean.

  8. I am looking to be able to make my own frozen pizza on the weekend for my hubby to use during the week. has anyone tried this and are there any modifications I would need to make besides not baking and instead freezing until ready? This way I will have frozen pizza when we need it and not have to buy it. Any help will be appreciated!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christy – Yes, you can do that. Although you may want to pre-cook the crust. I’m not sure how the raw dough would do in the freezer.