Last night my kids wanted something I use to make them way back when. When I was so busy with a restaurant and a photography studio that I didn’t have the time to make complicated meals for the family. I wasn’t going to share this one, but my daughter reminded me that I am not the only mom that has been too busy to think straight and that at times something easy, simplistic, and fun can do wonders for family night. So, Raychel and I spent a little time in the kitchen making pizza in the 4 different ways I use to make it when I was too tired to cook.
The first way is with flattened biscuits, the second with flour tortillas, the third with french bread, and the fourth is a great low carb way using eggplant.
Easy Pizza (4 Ways)
Yield = as many as you want
- Choose one – Canned Biscuits, Flour Tortillas, French Bread, Eggplant
- Hamburger Meat
- Pizza Sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Roma Tomato
- Olive Oil
- Italian Seasoning
If you are using biscuits, you will need to flatten them on a baking sheet and bake them in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes. For flour tortillas, I bake them for 10 minutes in a 350-degree oven. For the french bread, I slice it thin and drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle a little Italian seasoning on before baking them in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. The eggplant, I slice, dip in water and then roll in cornmeal and Italian seasoning. I pan-fry them in a little bit of olive oil until they are browned.
Once the “base” of your mini pizzas are ready, you top them with browned hamburger meat, a tablespoon of pizza sauce, either a slice or some shredded mozzarella cheese. You may use any toppings you would like, but these are my family favorites. I add the Roma tomato to the eggplant pizza for a little adulting.
Place the mini pizzas on a baking sheet and broil on low until the cheese is melted and the edges of the base are crisp. Serve with a salad and enjoy some family time. Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated when life becomes that way.