By: TAYLOR WALDRON
Web Editor/Staff Columnist
I don’t know about you, but I crave pizza about once a week. Something I’ve also come to realize is that my bank account would be better off if I didn’t order pizza once a week. To combat this issue, I decided to try my hand at a homemade pizza.
Now to be honest, when starting this recipe, I wanted to use biscuit dough to make tiny personal pizzas, but I forgot to get them at the store and I already had crescent roll dough in my fridge so this is what we’re working with!
I also liked the idea of doing pizza because it’s customizable, even for the pickiest of eaters. A lot of my friends are vegetarian and vegan and I think this recipe would also be friendly to customize for them. I made this pizza half-cheese and half-meat on purpose so that my friend could try it with me.
Altogether, it cost under $6.00 to make this pizza and that beats any delivery place that I would’ve ordered from otherwise. Homemade pizza is cheap, fun to do with your friends, and so delicious. I hope you guys give this a try!
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheese
- 1 can Crescent Rolls
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 teaspoon Garlic (minced or powder)
- ½ Cup Red Pasta Sauce
- Choice of toppings
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- Preheat your oven according to the package instructions on the crescent rolls
- Roll out the sheet of crescent rolls onto a baking sheet without separating them, and use your fingers to seal the perforated edges to make one combined sheet of dough
- Melt your butter by microwaving it in a small dish (or mug!). Microwave butter in 8 second increments until melted
- Add your garlic to the melted butter and mix together with a fork
- Using a spoon or brush, spread the butter mixture over the dough, leaving some space dry along the edges for the crust to rise
- Take your pasta sauce and use a spoon to dollap the sauce on top of the butter, still leaving space along the edges for the crust to rise. Spread the sauce into an even layer
- It’s time for cheese! Take your desired amount of cheese, more or less than 1 Cup, and sprinkle it over the sauce in an even layer
- Add your toppings on top of the cheese. I did half cheese and half salami, but you could of course use whatever you’d like
- Sprinkle salt over the top of your pizza
- Place pizza in the oven and bake according to crescent package instructions or until desired crispness. Tip! The pizza may take longer than the package instructions to reach a crispy texture throughout