As the school year comes to an end, celebrate (and continue your procrastinating for final exams and projects) with pizza and friends cause there’s not much more you need in life, anyways. Nah, don’t call Papa John’s or Domino’s, instead make your own pizza- from scratch, well basically- and you’ll be 110% glad you did. Plus, you and your friends can add whatever topping combinations your hearts desire, cue TI’s Whatever You Like.


Servings: 2

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Pizza crust mix
Tomato sauce
Cheese- the more, the better, ya feel me?
Any toppings you want (For example: pepperoni, sausage, bacon, peppers, garlic,  broccoli, shrimp, onions, mushrooms, spinach, olives, ham, pineapple, kale, chicken… pretty much anything works)
Italian Seasoning

1. Prepare the pizza crust as instructed.
2. Spread pizza sauce over the prepared crust.

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3. Add cheese, toppings and Italian seasoning.

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4. Bake at 400°F for about 10 minutes- check often!

5. Slice that pizza up and enjoy.

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I recommend Martha White’s Pizza Crust Mix. It’s heavenly, it’s chewy, it’s soft and it’s the perfect base for a pizza. If you can’t find this packaged mix, Betty Crocker’s mix is pretty darn good, too.

More cheese=better pizza. It’s basic math.

Sauté vegetables before adding them to pizza, and cook the meat beforehand.

Italian seasoning will indeed transform your pizza from college kitchen to Italian kitchen with a few shakes.

One pizza crust usually makes enough pizza for two people.