Pi(e) Week: Pizza Pie

One of the best pies around, in my opinion at least, is pizza pie! We clearly love pizza around here, so we had to include it for Pi(e) Week. 

We usually stick with the Pioneer Woman’s recipe for the crust, but this time we tried Smitten Kitchen’s crust. I actually enjoyed it much more than PW’s or Alton Brown’s version. This was actually the first time I’ve made the dough—that’s usually my husband’s territory. This one was extremely simple and tasted fantastic (although, next time I’m going to include some whole wheat flour and add a little less salt and possibly a pinch or two of garlic powder). 

I really enjoyed how easy it was to make. Delivery and frozen pizza is fine and perfect for those nights when you just don’t want to step into your kitchen and cook, but there’s something so rewarding about making your own pizza at home. Plus, I love that I can control the amount of cheese and toppings (as far as I know, pizza chains don’t have turkey pepperoni or green chile as a topping choice). 

Do you make your own pizza at home? What’s your favorite crust recipe?


  1. Yum! I make my own pizza dough, usually using Betty Crocker's Italian dough recipe. I took a look at Smitten Kitchen, and it's pretty similar. I usually make a more "Italian" pizza anyway–no sauce, just tomatoes. Yours looks pretty good!

  2. That looks SO good. We make homemade pizza but with the pre-made crusts. I'm convinced I will screw up homemade dough of any kind.

  3. I'll have to try this crust. We had been buying the dough/premade crust and I just haven't found anything I like.

  4. Looks delicious!

    My absolute favorite thing to do right now is make homemade flatbreads with our cast iron grill pan. We alternate homemade crust and the Whole Foods fresh multigrain crust that they sell in the pizza oven section. I love Daiya "cheese", homemade tomato sauce, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and sometime spinach on it. (I'm hungry just thinking about it!)

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