Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 6, 2008

I have a great 14″ baking stone that makes the perfect amount of pizza for us!

1 cup water
1-2 T EVOO (extra virgen olive oil!) ($.05)
3 cup flour (usually 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat) ($.35)
1 packet yeast ($.33)
1 t salt
1 T Italian seasoning ($.05)
1 t sugar ($.02)

1/2 jar pizza sauce ($.50)
25-30 pepperoni ($.75)
2 cups cheese ($1.67)
2 Carrots, peeled and cut into sticks ($.35)

1. Bread Machine: Load ingredients in order in your bread machine. Set to dough cycle. When done, knead and roll out in a bit of flour and place onto baking stone/sheet. Let rise a few minutes.
2. Ladle and spread sauce over crust. Add cheese and top with pepperoni.
3. Bake 20-30 minutes at 350 or until cheese is bubbly and turning golden brown.
4. Serve with fresh carrots. Crunch! Crunch!

Cost $4.05

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TandiD007 January 28, 2009 at 8:10 am


I am a new guest to $5.00 dinners. your meals sound great. I will have to try some.

I like this pizza one.

I was also wondering if you ever tried to used english muffins to make personal pizzas.

I work at a Childcare center and we used to make pizza using english muffins. The kids love them, but so do the teachers.

Plus english muffins are pretty cheap. If you are in a rush and the fam wants pizza you could forgo the mixing and rolling of the dough.

Still cheap and tasty!!!

I am excited about exploring your site and preparing some of the meals.

Thanx for sharing!

Have a happy Wednesday :)


Lucy April 10, 2009 at 12:41 am

My pizza stone needs to preheated. What kind of stone do you have? Also, I buy my yeast in bulk so it’s really inexpensive but I do have to proof it first. I live in a Los Angeles beach city so there is NO WAY I can mimic your recipes at your costs, unfortunately. I love your website though!!


Joy April 24, 2009 at 10:22 pm

I saw you on Rachel Ray and was very interested in your $5 meals. I cook almost every evening and it seems I am always spending too much money at the grocery store. I am going to try to start using coupons and planning weekly menus by my local sale paper. You have some great ideas. Good luck and God bless you.


~kat July 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm

You should install the print this post plugin for wordpress. I’d love to be able to click and print many of your recipes.


Erin July 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm

All the recipes written since January have the print option. I have not gone back YET to update older posts with the plugin.


Michele August 5, 2009 at 11:33 am

Can you make dough without a bread machine? I don’t have one


Erin August 5, 2009 at 12:16 pm

You can Michele. I’m sorry I don’t have a by hand recipe posted on the site. You can google it or search on a recipe site for detailed instructions!



Lynn March 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I have never owned a bread machine.
I enjoy your recipes and am thinking that it is time to invest in one. Do you have any recommendations?


Rose March 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

For those of you without bread machines please check out yardsales or flea markets.
At any given time I see several each time I go out to them. I bought my last one at a yard sale new in the box for only $8.


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