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:
Clean Eating Family Night Pizza
- marinara or clean pizza sauce
- cheese, shredded
- clean pesto sauce
- cooked chicken, shredded or cut into small pieces
- basil (best put on AFTER the pizza is cooked)
- anchovies (yes, I said anchovies)
- just about anything else you like on a pizza
- 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).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the crusts are ready and the toppings are all set up, I call in the troops to come 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.
- Bake everyone’s pizza in the oven for about 10-15 minutes (depending on how hot your oven cooks – just get that cheese melted).
- Pull them out and allow them to cool slightly.