How-To Homemade Pizza

The favorite homemade meal in this household, and  the meal that has gotten the most attention on the blog, is our pizza.


I’ve posted about our pizzas a couple times, but I thought I would make a post tonight dedicated to our pizza.

First, I want to say that we change up the ingredients often.  Whatever we’re feeling or whatever we have fresh normally goes on.  A few things that are standards  though:

  • ready to bake or frozen dough
  • peppers
  • steamed beats (golden or candy)
  • bacon (Zach’s favorite)
  • mozzarella cheese
  • garlic
  • fresh basil

These are the items that are on ALL of our favorite pizzas, and ones that we rarely leave out.

For tonights pizza, we included all of those ingredients and more 🙂


  • 1 frozen whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 large golden beat
  • 2 pieces of bacon
  • 1 large anaheim pepper and 2 small anaheim peppers from our garden
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes from the market
  • a cup of fresh basil
  • 4 cloves of garlic.
  • 1.5 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Lay the bacon out flat on cookie sheets and cook for 15 minutes
  • While bacon cooks, chop and steam the large beat
  • Pull the bacon out.  Drain and dice bacon.
  • Prepare the dough by laying out flour and rolling it out to desired thickness.
  • Spray dough with oil and cook for 5 minutes at 375
  • While dough pre-cooks, prep the rest of the veggies by dicing them to similar sizes
  • Once the dough is precooked, begin by laying on the bacon and tomatoes as wet ingredients
  • Evenly spread out the remaining veggies on top of the bacon and tomatoes
  • Cheese the entire pizza
  • Drop the oven temp to 350 and cook for 20-25 minutes depending on your preference for crunchiness in crust.
  • Enjoy!


Now, since the pizza is so beautiful and popular, Zach and I also wanted to show the directions in pictures.

These directions are possibly less informative than the written ones, but much more fun 🙂


Prep and cook the bacon


Chop and steam the golden beats


Roll out and pre cook the dough


Chop up the remaining veggies


Dice up the tomatoes and leave them wet to act as a bit of a sauce


Pull out the dough as it begins to bubble


Add the veggies


Lots of cheese!


Hot and Ready!



If you’re like me, you add a ton of fresh basil, sriracha hot sauce, and parmesan cheese!



Question:  What is the staple meal in your household?

Curiosity:  Do you all like the picture version of the recipe?

9 thoughts on “How-To Homemade Pizza

  1. Must try to make this sometime. I LOVE pizza the more stuff I can pile on top of it the better. This looks so delicious I’ll probably end up dreaming about it tonight haha. Thank you for the awesome post.

  2. A beet on a pizza. Very interesting. I’ve wanted to try beets for awhile since they’re so good for you, but outside of Jamba Juice’s “Berry UpBEET” smoothie (which I’m not entirely sure has real beats in it) I haven’t been brave enough to cook with them yet. However, this sounds like a great way to start. I’ll have to pick some up the next time I’m at the market.

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