Pizza night at home may be something you do as a family, whether it’s once a week or once a month, but we hope it’s something that you do indulge in. With these tips on how to make it family night and some ideas on the proper tools to make it easy, homemade pizza night will be something you’ll all want to repeat. And remember, you always need more cheese than you think.
Looking for a delish diversion to do with the fam-jam? Setting up pizza night at home doesn’t take much effort seeing as you’re able to delegate some of the work, which is a stealthy benefit of the whole family time thing. Teens can set up playlists, young kids can wash veggies and set the table, which may even give you time to try your hand at making our homemade pizza dough recipe and tomato sauce—it’s easier than you think!
We’ve got lots of suggestions for you, natch. Recipes, tools, and a few fun ideas for the pizza party afterparty. Don’t be a weirdough! Get ready for the cheesy delight of family pizza night. And some extra-tasty puns because we know what you like.
How everyone can personalize their pizzas
A great idea, especially when you have kiddos participating in the party, is personal-size pizzas or customized slices. Either way, kids get to decide what they want and will maybe even try something new.
For personal-size pizzas, simply shape the dough into smaller portions and keep a careful watch as the pies may take a minute or three less time in the oven. For personalized slices, here’s how to make it easy: Roll out enough dough for a full pie, cover with sauce and a little cheese, bake until the cheese just starts to melt—this will give you a great base with a bit of solidity. Remove from the oven, slice, distribute on parchment sheets, and let everyone go bonkers with toppings. Slide those slices back into the oven and—presto! A pizza that contains multitudes.
Either way, you can set up a topping station with everything you desire; fill ramekins or a muffin tin with all those delicious bits. Consider this a no-pressure sitch for kids to experiment with pizza toppings they might otherwise resist trying. And, come on…you can try something new, too. Barbeque sauce on pizza? Sure. Shredded chicken pizza? Why not? And this might be the night you realize how awesome capers are.