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October 27, 2014
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Greenhouse to Haunted House: Easy Homemade Pizza!

Here’s our how-to for an easy homemade pizza pie! A Store bought crust and fresh California grown ingredients make a tasty + quick meal.

– Updated July 2021 to include recipe –

easy homemade pizza recipe

With Halloween being on Friday this year, I am already making plans to beat the crowd. Unless you want to wait two hours for a mediocre pie, pizza delivery is pretty much out of the question. Here’s our how-to for an easy homemade pizza pie!

A slice of Halloween pizza

This pizza is the perfect blend of hearty and nutritious! California’s greenhouses make it possible to have these types of fresh vegetables that otherwise might not be available this time of year. The delicious tomatoes and crunchy peppers make it easy to prepare a pizza during the hustle and bustle of the ghoulish night.

Two slices of Halloween Pizza

Lets get started!

Here is what you will need:

  • Pillsbury Pizza Crust (keep it simple-it’s actually very good!)
  • Tomatoes – we used Houweling’s Cocktail
  • Assorted Peppers – we used Windset Farms Maestro
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Assorted toppings of your choice
Dough placed on a pizza stone or cookie sheet

Place the dough onto a pizza stone or cookie sheet and bake for about 7 minutes at 400 degrees.

Various toppings placed in bowls

Prepare your toppings. We ended up adding cooked sausage and sliced olives to our selections.

Pizza sauce placed onto the prebaked dough

After the the dough is parbaked, you can add the toppings. Start with the sauce and smooth over the base of the pizza dough.

Shredded cheese added on top of the pizza sauce.

Add the shredded cheese. My motto is the more cheese, the better.

Steps of the topping ingredients being added

Now, have fun with the toppings. I enlisted the help of my budding chef to help me with this part. Did you know kids are more apt to eat their dinner if they actually help with the preparation? True story.

Bake for an additional 6-8 minutes at 450 degrees.

Baked pizza with toppings shown

Slice and enjoy!

One slice of Halloween pizza with a bite taken out

Have a tasty Halloween night!

Easy Homemade Pizza Pie

Here's our how-to for an easy homemade pizza pie! A Store bought crust and fresh California grown ingredients make a tasty + quick meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cheese, pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 253kcal
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 Store-bought Pizza Dough Ball
  • Tomatoes sliced
  • Assorted Peppers sliced
  • 12 oz Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 6 oz Pizza Sauce
  • Assorted toppings of your choice

Instructions

  • Place the dough onto a pizza stone or cookie sheet and bake for about 7 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare your toppings. (This includes cooking anything that won’t have time to fully cook during baking, like raw sausage or bacon.)
  • After the the dough is parbaked, add the sauce and smooth over the pizza dough.
  • Add the shredded cheese evenly to cover.
  • Bake for an additional 6-8 minutes at 450 degrees F, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden on the edges.
  • Remove carefully from the oven, slice and enjoy!

Notes

Parents may want to pair this with a glass of California Zinfandel!

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 2mg

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