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Recipe: His and Hers Pizza

Well, I’m back from the Healthy Living Summit in Chicago! I had lots of fun and have lots of informational and fun things to share with you all.  Reading my blog for the first time? Hello and welcome!

When I got home this afternoon, I was exhausted. However, for some reason I really wanted to cook something for dinner.  So I somehow found some energy to go to the grocery store and make dinner.

Tonight, dinner was hand built pizza.  I say “hand built” instead of “hand made” because we did buy the dough and jarred sauce, but did everything else involved in putting the pizza together.

Often times, we make a pizza with two different halves so that each of us can have what we want on it.  Since I am so picky, the sides often end up being very different.  Making your own pizza is the best way to get exactly what you want.  A picky eater’s paradise! 🙂

I do not have a recipe that I use for this. Usually I just kind of wing it, but today I decided to write it all out and share it with you! 🙂


His and Hers Pizza

by Kelly Nigl

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Keywords: bake entree pizza


Ingredients (Serves 2-4)

  • Pizza dough – If there is not fresh dough available at your grocery store, I suggest asking your favorite local pizzeria. If all else fails, the Pilsbury Pizza Crust is not too bad either. (we used about 21 oz)
  • Sauce – Use whatever sauce you want. My favorite is simple garlic and olive oil. Other popular choices are pizza sauce, pesto, and Alfredo sauce.
  • Toppings – You can put ANYTHING on pizza. Be creative! One of my favorites is pear and arugula.
  • Note: If are putting meat on your pizza, make sure that it is pre-cooked before putting it on!


Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 °

Step 2: Spread out the dough on the pan.

The dough we used is from a local pizzeria named Angelos that sells their dough at our grocery store. We bought a 21 oz bag.Pizza Dough

I used a metal circular pizza pan similar to this one. It makes about a 16″ pizza.

Make sure the dough is spread out evenly. Tip: If you let the dough warm up to room temperature it will be easier to stretch out without ripping.

Once you have the dough stretched out, make sure you poke it all over with a fork. This will break any air bubbles.

Pizza Crust

(Note: This photo is taken before it was poked with a fork)

Step 3: Sauce

Choose whatever sauce you want! Today, we each chose a different sauce. As long as neither of the sauces is too runny, they will stay separated while baking.Pizza Sauce

My sauce was 2 crushed cloves of garlic mixed with about 2 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Although, I only used about half of it on my half of the pizza.

His sauce was just regular, out of the jar, pizza sauce.

To spread my sauce, I used a pastry brush. You will want to do this with any thinner sauce to make sure you get a nice even coat.

With thicker sauce, like regular pizza sauce, you can use the back of a serving spoon to spread it around. Using the smooth back of a spoon helps you smoothly move the sauce around without gouging the dough.

Step 4: Toppings

Don’t be afraid to get creative!

We used about 10 oz of a mix of shredded cheeses for the whole pizza.

His included a couple of pinches of chili powder and about 1/4 lb of cooked ground beef.

I stuck with just cheese.Pizza Toppings

Step 5: Bake!

Put in preheated oven for about 14 minutes.

Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the crust and the amount of toppings that are on it.

Start checking it at bout 10 minutes, and about every 2 minutes after that.

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Step 6: Enjoy!


Ease: B-, it does take a bit of work to prep, but the difficulty really depends on what toppings and sauces you choose to use.
Taste: A+, if you build your pizza just the way you want it, there is no reason you shouldn’t love it!

Will I make it again? Yessss!  I love how relatively easy and versatile it is.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

I’m off to get some much needed rest and relaxation after this whirlwind of a weekend!  I’ll be posting more about HLS in the next few days.  Look for my trip to the Frito Lay factory, discussion on ethical eating, and more!  I can’t wait to share with you all of the fun things that I learned!

6 Responses

  1. Hey Kelly – it was great meeting you this weekend! This dual pizza looks tasty – what a clever idea!

    Take care,

  2. Pizza looks great Kelly! I’ve always wanted to try it but never have, but your way seems pretty easy so I might just have to do it soon! 🙂 As for toppings this little place near my house makes this pizza that has chipotle marinara sauce, mozza, pepperoni, jalapenos, and cream cheese. I feel as if I’ve mentioned this before, so sorry if I have but it’s so delicious it’s worth sharing again! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  3. *SO* wish I could have been in Chicago to meet you!! 🙂

    this pizza looks great!! Jason usually makes dough, and we split it in half so we can make our own pizzas – and if we can we grill it outside – NOM !

  4. love that you linked this up on this week’s Recipe Wednesday! Such a flashback – HLS10! Ha!

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