Stock up on fresh or frozen pizza dough for quick, easy meals and snacks.
Cost per serving: 22¢
Making your own dough is easier—and cheaper!—than you might think! Each of these recipes makes one 13-to14-inch pizza.
See recipe: Pizza Dough
Cost per serving: 57¢
Currants are traditional in this delicious bread, but you can substitute raisins if they’re more convenient. If your currants (or raisins) are hard, put them in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand for 10 minutes, then drain.
See recipe: Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Caraway Seeds
Cost per serving: $1.76
This basic pizza recipe is a crowd-pleaser, but feel free to pile on the toppings your family enjoys. Crumbled, cooked turkey sausage, sliced olives, cooked mushrooms or roasted red peppers are delicious. Don’t add the basil to the pizza until you’re ready to serve it. If the leaves sit on the hot pizza for more than a couple of minutes, they will turn black.
See recipe: Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil
Cost per serving: 43¢
Frosting options: When icing your rolls, try using a zip-top plastic bag and snip off one corner with scissors, then “pipe” the frosting over the top. Or, if you like, you can spread the icing on with a butter knife.
See recipe: Cinnamon Rolls
Cost per serving: $3.50
To make a more well-rounded meal, offer a green vegetable on the side, such as sauteed string beans or steamed broccoli, or toss a simple salad.
See recipe: Meatball Calzones
Cost per serving: $2.58
A perk to making pizzas at home is you can use toppings not commonly offered on take out menus like this feta-and-olive pie.
See recipe: Greek Pizza
Divide thawed dough into 12 pieces; form each into a rope. Twist into pretzels shapes, brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with course salt. Place on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown.
Cost per serving: $2.66
If you're looking for a new calzone recipe, try this one. The pumpkin adds interesting flavor to the classic dish.
See recipe: Pumpkin, Sausage and Spinach Calzone