Is there anything better than pizza night? Not really! The only issue I come up against now and again is I sometimes don’t quite feel like I have enough time to make one of my favorite yeasted doughs. I just don’t have an hour for it to rise.
I need pizza NOW, you know the feeling? That’s where this recipe comes in—it’s quick, it’s delicious, it makes pizza night at home a breeze.
We’ve teamed up with ALDI on this recipe. All the ingredients can be found in their stores as well as some other little “cheats” I’m gonna share for quick and easy pizza nights. 🙂
One super exciting thing I learned about ALDI recently is that they are now accepting Apple Pay at all their stores nationwide. What?! I know, right?
ALDI stores are already known for being fast and efficient, so being able to just hold your phone up to the reader works really well and makes getting in and out with everything you need even easier and faster.
I also love that you can change up pizza toppings and sauces to fit the season or different tastes at your house. I spiced a bunch of mine up with some fall flavors which I’ll share too.
10 Minute Pizza Crust, makes one 12-inch diameter pizza
1 cup + 2 tablespoons Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baker’s Corner Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 SimplyNature Organic Cage-Free Brown Egg
2 tablespoons Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup water
Mix all the ingredients together until a soft dough ball forms. Allow to rest while you prep your toppings and preheat your oven to 400°F. If you have a pizza stone, don’t forget to go ahead and have that in the oven so it can preheat as well.
I used three different toppings on the pizzas pictured here. First I added a (delicious) store-bought marinara sauce (Priano from ALDI), with sliced red bell pepper, red pepper flakes, and mozzarella. I also found this really tasty Specially Selected Pumpkin and Chipotle pasta sauce.
Using store-bought sauces makes pizza night too easy, and I love the fall flavor of this one. (You can find your closest ALDI store here to find one of these flavors.)
I added that to a few pizzas with mozzarella and then topped with a few sage leaves once out of the oven. And last I spread a little Priano Pesto on and added chopped apple and mozzarella, which I then drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction once out of the oven.
If I had to pick a favorite, I would probably pick the apple one, although they were all delicious (oh yes, I ate some of all three). But I love the sweet crunch of apple with the strong and delicious flavor of balsamic. However, you could totally top these all sorts of ways just depending on what you like!
Once your oven is preheated (and pizza stone, if using), roll the dough out, no need to knead. Then bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your sauce and toppings, then bake another 10-12 minutes.
This crust is thin but soft, almost like a biscuit in a way. If you prefer a thin, cracker crust, try this recipe.
So that’s my easy 10-minute crust, but if you want an even easier, “cheater” version, check out the options in the bread aisle next time you’re at the grocery store. I love to use pita or naan bread as a pizza crust when I don’t feel like making my own dough.
There’s lots of great, easy options available for fast and delicious pizza nights, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma
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Kind of like a cracker crust – I put in extra flour
What can I substitute for eggs?
Pinned, because who doesn’t need a fast pizza dough. In fact now I want a fast slice for breakfast!
What a brilliant idea to make a quick pizza dough for those nights when you don’t have enough time! Gotta try this!
I don’t have time to make a dough on most days so I don’t really make pizza at home but this recipe is a definite game changer. Thank you!
Is very easy this recipe and looks delicous!
Going to try this with all-purpose gluten free flour. Hope it works. My oldest has celiac and I have yet to find a good gluten free pizza dough recipe.
Just in time for pizza night tonight! So simple and the toppings ideas are endless! Yum.
OMG yes! Aside from my mom, you are the best cook ever! Totally looking forward to getting the recipe book for Christmas! 😉
I’ve never made pizza myself because making the dough always put me off (and it takes so long!)… think I could get on board this 10-minute pizza though! Thanks!
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