Friday, April 17, 2015

Family Pizza Night With An Easy Garlic Crust! #FoodieFriday #Recipe

Does your family have a pizza night every week or two? We enjoy pizza night usually once a week, sometimes every other week. It's usually on Friday evenings, and we play games or watch a family movie together afterwards. Sometimes, depending on our schedule that day, we order from a local pizzeria, but our favorite is when we can make it at home, and each person can customize a few slices to their personal taste! This past weekend I was really in the mood for a garlicky-herb crust, so I went online and tried finding a really good recipe. I eventually found one that sounded like what I was looking for, and the end result was perfection! As in, the best pizza crust you've ever tasted!  (To be honest, I actually ate 3 slices, whereas I normally only eat 2). 
And don't worry about all the time and effort of making your own crust; just throw the ingredients in your bread machine, turn it to dough setting, and that's it! You probably already have all these ingredients in your pantry, so why not wow your family this weekend with an easy garlic-herb crust pizza?!

Now THAT is a pizza!!
1 cup + 2 tablespoons Warm Water
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Minced Garlic (depending on your taste)
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
2 teaspoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
2-1/2 teaspoons Yeast

Place all ingredients in bread machine in the order listed. Turn to dough setting and start. When dough is done, roll out on a floured surface (for pizza dough it usually works better just stretching and pulling than using a rolling pin) to desired thickness and shape. I did mine on a 15" rectangle cookie sheet and that gave us a pretty thick crust, which is our family's favorite. You could probably divide and make 2 (smaller) thin crust pizzas if you prefer. Lightly grease your pan and sprinkle cornmeal on top then move pizza to pan. Add sauce and toppings as desired, then bake at 400 for 18-24 minutes (less if thin crust). Slice and enjoy!


Connie Sowards said...

I've been wanting lots of garlic lately so this pizza sounds heavenly!

Marti Tabora said...

I like making my own pizza, but I have never attempted to make my own crust. I think I'm gonna give this recipe a try. It sounds great.

dlhaley said...

This pizza looks delicious and so easy to make.

Anonymous said...

this recipe sound amazing and yummy i am gonna have to try this here at home my family loves pizza night

Nancy said...

This does look like a tasty pizza crust. You can save a lot of money by making your own pizza at home.

Rose-Marie said...

I love making my own pizza and never thought to jazz up the crust! I want to try this, also make some nice breadsticks with it, too.

Julie Waldron said...

We have homemade pizza every Saturday, I will have to give this a try.

Darlene Demell said...

We love pizza here and this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Loring said...

I like garlic on almost anything. I don't have a bread machine but I am sure that I can incorporate these ingredients into my pizza dough recipe.

Nancy said...

This is a meal everyone can love! It's so much cheaper to make it at home, too!

Geraldine Sandoval said...

Need to try this Pizza Crust Recipe on pizza night, I love garlic so this should be a great addition to my recipe box.

tat2gurlzrock said...

We love garlic so this sounds super delish!

1porkchop said...

Pizza is one of our kids favorite things to make because it is one time they can help in the kitchen and actually be helping!!