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Homemade Pizza Substitute

I raised a very large family on very little and believe I am very thrifty. Now there is only my daughter and I, neither of us eat very much so it's hard to adjust my cooking habits.

I am fond of pizza but wouldn't make it just for the two of us. Instead, I buy cheap frozen pizzas and add tomatoes, green peppers, cheese and other things I might have. A small pizza makes a good meal with good stuff added.

Another thing I do instead of making or buying pizza, I take crusty bread, slice it thick, toast lightly, and add tomatoes, green peppers, cheese and other toppings after spreading the bread with spaghetti sauce. I pop it into the toaster oven and this makes a reasonable substitute for pizza.


By Pat from Phoenix, AZ

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May 8, 20060 found this helpful

When I was younger I used to make little pizzas on english muffin halves for my sisters and other kids I'd babysit .. quick, easy and yummy! I still make them for myself when the mood strikes! I like the idea of using crusty bread or even day old bread too!

Thanks for bringing back a good memory!


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May 8, 20060 found this helpful

We use english muffins to make individual pizzas. We put pizza sauce and whatever toppings we want then add cheese and put in the microwave or oven until the cheese is melted. Mmmmm good

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May 8, 20060 found this helpful

My finicky friend thought this was great on Sunday up hot dog buns, spread with spaghetti sauce, and top with mozzerella and other toppings; fill up a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until hot/melted. They taste just like the Stauffer's French Bread Pizza! My 4 year old folds them in half for pizza sandwiches.....and great for parties!

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May 25, 20060 found this helpful

After a heart attack, the dietitian told me to make a mini pizza with a tablespoon or two of spaghetti sauce, a slice of red onion and top with a slice of lowfat mozzarella cheese on half of a sourdough English muffin and toast it in the toaster oven until the cheese melted. I was so afraid to eat anything else besides the steamed chicken breast for over a year. That was 20 years ago.. and I still make those mini pizzas once in awhile.BUT NO MORE STEAMED CHIX!!! yuk. GG Vi

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March 28, 20080 found this helpful

My friends and I lived in England for a while and there is an abundance of indian food there. We used something called Naan bread for pizza, and it was great. Cheese, sauce, veggies, just whatever we had. We lived on Naan bread, Chips(fries) and tea. Best winter of my life. Even lost 15 pounds walking everywhere.

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January 12, 20090 found this helpful

You can always freeze the extra portion of the dough!

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