Tasty tips with Tay: A poor wo(man)’s pizza


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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! IMG_2784(1)

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! IMG_2787(1)



  • 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



  1. Preheat your oven according to the package instructions on the crescent rolls
  2. 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
  3. Melt your butter by microwaving it in a small dish (or mug!). Microwave butter in 8 second increments until melted
  4. Add your garlic to the melted butter and mix together with a fork
  5. Using a spoon or brush, spread the butter mixture over the dough, leaving some space dry along the edges for the crust to rise
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Sprinkle salt over the top of your pizza
  10. 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

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