Bring pizza night to your home any night of the week with this quick crust that tastes amazing!
I love pizza night just as much as the kids, but I do *not* love how long some crust recipes take to make (including many that I have been using for years). Usually when I decide to do a pizza night it is a spur of the moment, “let’s have a fun dinner tonight” decision!
I rarely have time to let crust rise, roll out, and fuss around with the right ratios for ingredients.
While pizza night is not a weekly occurrence in our house, I have been wanting to make it more of an at least monthly event here. My first grader has a pizza day *every* Wednesday at school, and now that she is getting a little older, I can tell she is not wanting to feel left out.
I usually try to pack something fun in her lunchbox for Wednesday’s, and she really looks forward to lunch on Wednesday! She loves these little pizza muffins, and I keep them in the freezer to add quickly to her lunchbox for a pizza Wednesday. Or even spaghetti and meatballs leftover from dinner with a big pile of gooey cheese go great in her thermos!
But a couple months ago I did it! One night I actually was just plain out of any ingredients to make much of a dinner and decided to make pizza instead of raiding my freezer stash of leftovers. I threw my old pizza crust out the window and was determined to make it *quicker*.
Fluffy with a little chew – and one of my absolute musts – flavor. I don’t like bland, flavorless crust – give me some garlic and season! Top it with your favorites, and might I make our family favorite suggestion of roasted garlic, fresh tomatoes, and a drizzle of olive oil?! In fact, a lot of the times we skip the cheese and drizzle the oil instead – it is so good!
This is a fast one – I promise! I can’t wait to see your pizza creations! Tag me on Instagram, and check out my first grader’s Wednesday pizza day lunches (along with all of her weekly lunches) on Instagram hashtag #rgnschoollunches!
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- 1¼ cup warm water (warm to touch - not hot)
- 1 TB quality dry active yeast
- 2 TB organic pure cane sugar (I get my cane sugar in bulk at Costco)
- 1½ cup tapioca flour
- 1½ cup white rice flour
- 1 TB aluminium free baking powder
- 1 TB Italian Seasoning
- 2 tsp garlic powder (I get these bulk containers at Costco)
- 2 tsp onion powder (I get these bulk containers at Costco and blend up to make it a powder)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 pastured egg
- 2 TB olive oil (I get these bulk bottles at Costco)
- Put the warm water, yeast, and sugar in a bowl, stir to combine, and let it sit to activate while you get the rest of the ingredients together.
- While the yeast is waking up, put the rest of the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add the activated yeast (it will be foamy/frothy at the top) to the mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients, and blend to combine.
- Pour the batter onto a parchment paper lined pizza pan or baking sheet. Spread it out evenly - it spreads very easy with a spatula.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, take the pizza crust out, add your toppings and then bake another 15-20 minutes.
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