Frugal Recipe: Home Made Pizza!

Yummy, cheesy pizza!

Who doesn’t love pizza? Ok, I know 1 person, but other than that, everyone loves it! Lil’ Man is no exception. He requests, “Cheesy pizza dinner” at least once a day, but I only acquiesce to his request once a week.

I tend to stock up on the crust mix and cans of salt free tomato sauce, so it’s easy to throw together a pizza on those days when I don’t really feel like cooking, or pizza is requested. With the only limitations being your imagination (and what’s in your fridge and pantry) you never have to have the same pizza twice!

Henry’s Cheese Pizza

  • 1 Betty Crocker Pizza Crust Mix (All you add is a 1/2 cup of hot water)- available at  99 Cents Only OR most grocery stores for $1.00 or less
  • 1/2 c hot (not boiling) water
  • 1/2 c (more or less) all purpose flour (for rolling out the crust)
  • 1 small can tomato Sauce
  • Spices to taste (I use 2 T. Italian seasoning, 1 t. each granulated garlic and onion)
  • 3/4 c. Mozzarella
  • 3/4 c. cheddar cheese
  • (feel free to add up to 1 cup in additional toppings, such as veggies, meat, or even fruit!)


  1. Prepare the crust as per the package directions. I set the dough to rest for about 10-15 minutes on the back of the stove. I do this as the stove pre-heats. The dough relaxes and rises just a little.
  2. While the dough is relaxing, mix the tomato sauce and spices together, set aside.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface, and transfer to a well greased cookie sheet.
  4. Top pizza dough with about 1/2 of the pizza sauce, and the cheese
  5. Bake per the package directions
  6. Slice and serve.  I usually get 3 or 4 servings per pizza. We like thin crust, so I roll the dough out to fill a cookie sheet.

Variations: Use white sauce, bbq sauce, or even Robert Rothschild Farm Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Sauce (I usually buy it at Costco) in lieu of the tomato sauce, you can change up your base flavor.

This pizza costs us about $4.00 and serves 3-4  hungry people.  And since I make it at home, I know exactly what goes into it!