I came up with this idea for a super bowl party when I was trying to come up with a great way to feed the masses without ordering a pizza. Then I thought DUH! PIZZA! (say this in a girly duh voice) We are totally making personal pizza’s! The setup is pretty much like Luby’s (which was my all time fave restaurant as a kid). I made homemade crust and rolled out individual rounds for everyone to load up. I wanted to make interesting, more “grown up” pizzas, so I made sure I not only had a plethora of toppings but different sauces as well – Pesto, red sauce, peanut sauce and Bar B Que. I printed up little “idea cards” with different types of pizzas and listed all the ingredients to make them.
I cooked all the hot topping ahead of time and put them in individual bowls. I pre-chopped all the veggies and put several different types of cheeses in individual bowls too. I lined everything up in simple rows so my friends could design their own pizza. Then I popped 4 at a time in the oven and 15 min later – 4 perfect little personal pizzas were ready!
This is a great idea for any Super Bowl party. Nice and easy and everyone is happy! Look at all those yummy pizzas!!
If you want the recipe for the home made pizza dough click the read the rest of this entry button.
1 Package .25 Oz Dry Yeast
1 Tbsp. White Sugar
2 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Salt
1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
5 1/2 Cups Bread Flour
Dissolve yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let the mixture sit until it looks creamy. Pour the mixture into your mixer and then stir in the olive oil, whole wheat flour and salt.
Mix in the bread flour a half of a cup at a time. (If you are using a kitchen aid mixer make sure you are using the hook attachment.)
Once the mixture is blended pull out the dough and knead it until it is smooth and elastic.
Oil a mixing bowl and place the ball in the bowl and cover it with a warm moist towel. Put the bowl in a warm place to rise until it has doubled in size. This should take about 1 hour.
Kneed the dough until it is deflated and then separate into three balls. Roll dough out on to a pan and cook at 425 for about 10 minutes. Load the toppings of your choice onto the dough and then cook another 7-8 minutes or until the cheese has melted nicely.
This recipe will make 3 large thin crust pizzas. This dough is also really great if you decided to freeze it to eat later.