Pizza, Pizza! We take pizza pretty seriously in the Berno household. We’re not ones to order out, though; we make personal pizzas from scratch! With so many toppings to choose from, homemade dough, and a relatively quick cooking time, the mini pizzas are perfect for family and friends on the weekend. Plus, since everyone creates their own, no one has any toppings they don’t want!
To make them, you can use either homemade dough (recipe below) or store bought dough. Roll it out into the size you want and brush with olive oil. Bake for about 4 minutes at 400F. Remove from oven and add whatever toppings you want. Return the pizzas to the oven and bake for another 15-18 minutes. Watch them- cooking time varies depending on thickness and amount of toppings).
Personally, I love veggie pizzas with little cheese but feel free to add whatver you want. Some ideas include: carrots, mushrooms, garlic, olives, onion, spinach, avocado, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, broccolis, beans, squash, zucchini, marinara, tomato saucse, pesto, brie, mozzerella, ricotta, cheddar, feta, parmesan, basil, oregano, chives, parsely, sausage, pepperoni, chicken, and turkey. Go crazy!
Homemade Pizza Dough
–3 cups flour
-1 tsp salt
-1 packet RapidRise Yeast
-1 cup warm water (120-130F)
-3 tbls olive oil
Directions: Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water and oil, stirring until combined. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth and elasticy (about 4-6 minutes). Cover dough and let rest for 10 minutes.
The dough can be made hours ahead of time so long as you keep it covered. Extra dough can be frozen for future use.