The weekend is finally here, and there's nothing quite like curling up on the couch with a plate full of pizza and a good movie. It's actually much easier to make homemade pizza than you might think, and you'll get extra brownie points with your friends or family for ditching the delivery box. Just look at this tasty Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza from our friends at Cooking Light. Whoever thought to put a salad on top of their pizza was a genius. It adds freshness and flavor; plus, it saves you from having to wash extra dishes!
Here's why you should make friends with your local pizza bakers: Chances are, they will be willing to sell you a ball of their freshly made dough, which means you can enjoy delicious pizza without spending time proofing your own dough. I have made my own pizza dough once, and while it wasn't difficult, it did require several hours of my time. If you don't have a local pizzeria and you don't feel like toying with a package of yeast, you can typically find pre-made pizza dough in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
Once you've got the dough, think of it as your blank canvas. I love pizza because the possibilities are endless, and it's pretty darn hard to make a bad pizza. I mean, literally, you throw on some sauce, add whatever meats and veggies you have in the fridge, top it all off with a mountain of cheese, and bake until it's all bubbly and golden. It's foolproof. If you'd rather go off a recipe, Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza is a great place to start:
Didn't I tell you? It's as easy as pie! Now before you know it, you'll be tossing that dough in the air like a champ. Maybe we ought to leave that to the pros, though, unless you want to eat Pizza Alla Floor. Click here for more easy pizza recipes to inspire the perfect pizza night at home!