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How to Plan a Family Pizza Night

Created September 16, 2021
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The only thing better than your favorite takeout pizza is a family pizza night at home! Make it a special moment, invite everyone in the kitchen to help. It's a fun, easy, and delicious way to enjoy an evening together as a family! Use our new Pillsbury™ Mini Pizza Crusts to make prep a breeze, and let your little chefs top theirs with their favorite flavors! It's the perfect activity for kids and adults alike. Let's get started!
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Step 1: Prep Pizza Dough

Start with Pillsbury™ Classic Mini Pizza Crusts as a base. Remove dough from can, and press into 6-inch rounds on two greased cookie sheets.

Step 2: Add Sauce

Spread one tablespoon of a tomato-based pizza sauce or a creamy, white Alfredo sauce onto each dough round. Don’t love sauce? Try brushing with olive oil instead!

Step 3: Choose Your Cheese

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of your favorite shredded cheese over your sauce layer. Melty cheeses like mozzarella, pizza blend or Colby-Jack work best, but feel free to use some shredded cheddar or Parmesan for added flavor!

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Step 4: Time For Toppings

Top each with your favorite pizza toppings! We recommend anywhere from two tablespoons to 1/3 cup of your go-to fix-ins. Try sliced or mini pepperoni, Canadian or regular bacon, cooked chicken, ground beef or Italian sausage, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, olives, tomato, and spinach. Once your toppings are added it's time for your pizza to hit the oven. Bake to perfection then add your favorite fresh herbs, seasonings, or sauces for even more flavor. Try basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, crushed red chili flakes, BBQ sauce, Buffalo sauce, Sriracha, or Ranch dressing!

The best part about our Mini Pizza Crusts is that they're so easy to customize everyone can create a dish they'll love! If you have picky eaters in your house, our mini crusts will be a pizza night game-changer. Keep it simple with our Mini Cheese Pizzas or our Mini Pepperoni Pizzas, or try out a new flavor combo! Here are some family pizza night ideas to get you started:

  • Classic Pepperoni: Crust + pizza sauce + shredded mozzarella + mini pepperoni
  • Three Cheese: Crust + pizza sauce or Alfredo sauce + shredded mozzarella + cheddar + Parmesan
  • BBQ Chicken: Crust + pizza sauce + shredded mozzarella + cheddar + chicken + green onion + BBQ sauce
  • Sausage Mushroom: Crust + pizza sauce + shredded mozzarella + sausage + mushroom
  • Spinach Alfredo: Crust + Alfredo + shredded mozzarella + spinach + tomato)

Need dessert inspiration for your homemade pizza night? Our Pillsbury™ Mini Cinni Stix are a low-prep, irresistible treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. Simply place and bake this yummy cinnamon snack, then enjoy!

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