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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Personal Pan Pizza #FantasticalFoodFight




It’s time for the next Fantastical Food Fight, hosted by Sarah at a Fantastical Sharing of Recipes!  This month’s theme is Fast Food Favorites.



So what to make?  I’ve already remade many of my favorite fast food picks – Chicken Nuggets (like, 3 ways), French Fries (again a bunch of ways), Zuppa Toscana, Tacos, Queso, Quesadillas -- the list goes on!

Then I remembered Pizza Hut Pan Pizza.  It was one of the recipes I shared during my first couple months of blogging.  I had reimagined the pizza to include whole wheat flour and turkey pepperoni.  I had a picky toddler and a newborn at the time, so I was trying to get a toddler to eat healthy foods while trying to lose my baby weight.

The pizza was delicious and I made it that way for quite some time, but then I started noticing that any leftovers would just sit in the fridge.  The pizza was great fresh out of the oven, but rather dry as leftovers.  Then my boys just kinda picked at it instead of eating and asked for takeout instead.


So I was faced with a decision – stick to my guns on the whole grains or go for the greasier take out?  It was a no brainer.  Thankfully, my boys are very adventurous eaters now and eat fairly balanced diets, so I don’t worry about sneaking whole grains into pizza as much anymore (I still make whole wheat bread and English muffins though!)

So, this is my family approved version of personal pan pizzas.  This can, of course, be baked up as larger pan pizzas as well, so I’ve added instructions for those as well.

Don’t miss the link up below the recipe to see what everyone else whipped up this month!


Personal Pan Pizzas

Dough
1/3 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)
2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast (1 packet)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warmed milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ teaspoon salt
3 ½ - 4 cups all purpose flour

Sauce
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried marjoram
½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Toppings
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni slices


Place the water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Stir and leave until foamy.

Add in the milk, oil, salt, and 1 cup flour.  Mix and until smooth.

Slowly add in the remaining flour, switching to the dough hook as the dough starts to come together.  Knead with the dough hook until the dough is smooth and elastic. 

To prepare pans, add just enough oil to coat the bottom of each pan.  This recipe will make enough dough for three 8-inch pizzas, or two 4-inch pizzas and one 12-inch pizza.

For personal pan pizzas, prepare 4-inch cake pans.  Divide dough into 4-ounce portions.  Roll each portion to fit the bottom of the pans.  Place the dough rounds into the bottom of the pans.  Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and stir together the sauce ingredients.

Add sauce and toppings to the pizzas.  Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and crust is cooked (you may need to increase cooking time for larger pizzas).

Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes.  Then, remove from pans and enjoy.



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Personal Pan Pizza #FantasticalFoodFight
Personal Pan Pizza #FantasticalFoodFight A Pizza Hut favorite at home!
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese
Instructions
Place the water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir and leave until foamy.Add in the milk, oil, salt, and 1 cup flour. Mix and until smooth. Slowly add in the remaining flour, switching to the dough hook as the dough starts to come together. Knead with the dough hook until the dough is smooth and elastic. To prepare pans, add just enough oil to coat the bottom of each pan. This recipe will make enough dough for three 8-inch pizzas, or two 4-inch pizzas and one 12-inch pizza.For personal pan pizzas, prepare 4-inch cake pans. Divide dough into 4-ounce portions. Roll each portion to fit the bottom of the pans. Place the dough rounds into the bottom of the pans. Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for 20 minutes.Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and stir together the sauce ingredients.Add sauce and toppings to the pizzas. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and crust is cooked (you may need to increase cooking time for larger pizzas).Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes. Then, remove from pans and enjoy.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings

4 comments:

  1. Not surprised at your choice....you are the pizza queen!!

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  2. This definitely has me putting 4" pans on my wish list!! I would make these for lunches like crazy- yum!

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  3. I actually have some 4 inch and 6 inch pans! I can't wait to try this!

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  4. I agree with you on the pizzas made with wholewheat... they are good only when hot, unfortunately! :( Making pan pizzas is a good idea, haven't seen it in Pizza Hut here...

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