If there is a more family friendly and all around happy making food than pizza I have not found it. And not just my family – pretty much every family I know of. There’s a reason that 9 out of 10 kids’ birthday parties feature pizza as the meal, isn’t there? I love take out pizza as much as the next guy (and am also a fan of the saying even bad pizza is good pizza – and I don’t even get snobby about the pizza at Chuck E Cheese’s.)
It’s a total all-in-one food – cheese, tomato sauce, bread – and that doesn’t even take in account the toppings, which can be as simple or as varied as you like. Charlie and I went through a very long phase of broccoli, onion and black olive. I think we are still in that phase.
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If you’ve never make pizza at home, you may well think – “hard”. But not hard. You will probably be very pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to turn out successful pies. The following pizzas can be made in the oven, using baking sheets, cast iron pans, even on a grill. You can use store-bought dough which I do 99% of the time (some pizzerias will sell it to you, and many supermarkets also carry it – sometimes near the cheese, sometimes in the bakery area). Or make your own, which is a fun project. There are even shortcut refrigerated pizza dough recipes, perfect for those weekend dinners.
Definitely feel free to change up the toppings of the following pizzas as you wish, and also play around with different cheeses. Pizza is very flexible. Add a salad if you like, and get ready for those amazing cheese pulls!
12 Amazing Pizzas You Can Really Make At Home
If you don’t have a cast iron pan, this is an excellent reason to go out and buy one.
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