Here is what we are going to do. We have a list of 11 different quick and easy school pizza recipes that we know the entire family is going to love. On that note, let’s get on with the recipes, as we have a number of them for you to check out.
Cast your mind back to school and the pizza you used to get from the cafeteria. Wasn’t it completely different to anything else you would expect to experience? Well, we can help you to effectively recreate those pizzas at home.
These pizzas would certainly come with a variety of flavors, and they had the ability to tease your tastebuds even though you had no idea what was going on. So, wouldn’t it be fun to recreate that yourself at home?
Sausage and Beef Cafeteria Pizza
First, we have this sausage and beef pizza, and with the way you do the topping, it does quickly resemble what you would expect to find in a school cafeteria. The ground up beef with sausage chopped up into small pieces followed by lashings of cheddar and Mozzarella results in a pizza that goes big on flavor.
You can use any base you want for this pizza, but we think it should be a thin base to make sure it stays authentic. Also, use a tomato pasta sauce on the base, but only lightly. It’s the cheese that makes this pizza stand out from the crowd.
Admittedly, we aren’t sure which school cafeteria would have venison on the menu, but we do enjoy introducing something completely different to pizza recipes, and this fits the bill.
Use either a thin base, or make one using Bisquick, and throw on some pasta sauce on the base. Next, get some ground venison, cook it up, layer it over the base, and then add your favorite cheeses to the mix.
Once done, throw it in the oven for however long your base takes to cook, and then serve immediately. Be aware that this pizza will have a real meaty taste to it.
Italian Sausage and Mozzarella Pizza
This pizza recipe tries to keep things nice and simple with Italian sausage being at the heart of the recipe. Actually, the only other things to add are marinara sauce, and as much Mozzarella as you feel you can cope with.
The key here is in trying to make the pizza topping as cheesy as possible. You want to shred the Mozzarella to encourage it to become stringy to get that authentic appeal.
Just make sure you keep the base nice and simple to keep that school pizza feel. Anything else will just ruin the experience.
After School Chicken Pizza
So this pizza actually uses a Baguette as the base, which is a pretty good idea. However, it mainly helps you use up some of that left over chicken that is just sitting around.
Throw on a lot of tomato pizza sauce onto the base, and then get your shredded chicken and add it on top. Then, all you need is your cheese and to throw it in the oven. Nice and simple, and yet absolutely delicious by the time it’s ready.
Mexican Fiestada Pizza
This pizza is not too dissimilar to other options out there, apart from one distinct difference, and that’s the use of taco seasoning. This pizza is best with some ground beef thrown on, and you should cook your beef in taco seasoning to give it that familiar taste.
Once again, use a thin base and add in the tomato sauce giving it all a good covering. Then, sprinkle your taco-inspired beef and cover in as much cheese as you like. It’s best when you use more than one type of cheese, so keep that in mind.
After that, just throw it in the oven for however long your base takes to cook, and you are good to go.
Sausage and Bacon Pizza
So while adding Italian sausage to a pizza is nothing unusual, perhaps throwing in some bacon to the mix is enough to make you think that this pizza is worth trying. It’s certainly best when you have bacon that is smoked as it just gives the entire pizza a completely different taste.
Keep with the thin base for this pizza, and then cover the entire base in pizza sauce. Be as generous as you want to be with this.
After that, all it takes is an ample covering of sausage, shredded up bacon, and then covered in Mozzarella and any other cheese that takes your fancy. Once that’s done, it will be back out of the oven in around 10 minutes and ready to eat.
Beef and Mozzarella
This recipe keeps things so nice and simple that anybody can make it in next to no time. All it takes is for you to cook up some ground beef and throw it on top of your desired pizza base.
Here, all you need to do is to throw on some cheese along with your pasta or pizza sauce, and then perhaps sprinkle on some herbs if you want to. Then, it’s only going to take some 10 minutes in the oven before it’s all ready for everyone in your family to devour it.
The Rectangular Pizza
This old-school pizza shows you don’t have to stick with the circular bases as rectangular pizzas are just that bit more authentic when it comes to making that school pizza. All you need to do is to make a simple dough, stretch it out into a rectangle, and then partly bake it.
Once that is done, add your favorite toppings, this one here has simply ground beef with lots of pizza sauce and a vast amount of cheese, and then throw it back into the oven until it’s fully cooked.
It’s all nice and simple, and also authentic. But please, just go crazy with the cheese. It’s the main part in pretty much any type of easy school pizza recipe.
Plain Chicken’s Cafeteria Pizza
What we love about this pizza is the ease with which it’s made. It uses a simple dough mix, including yeast, and takes minutes to pull together and to get into shape. It does also recommend covering the base of the rimmed pan with some cornflour to make sure nothing sticks.
You partly bake the base while you prepare your toppings. If you want to add sausage or ground beef, then do cook it first adding in whatever seasoning you like. Then, add on your pizza sauce and try to use more than one cheese before putting it back into the oven.
Then, wait 10 minutes or so, and take it out when the cheese is all nice and burnt. Let’s face it, having cheese slightly overdone may make you feel nostalgic about your own burnt school pizza.
The Best School Pizza
This pizza does also call for you to make your own base, but the recipe takes you through it step by step, and you will quickly see how easy it is. Also, don’t worry if you have never made dough before. It’s easier than you think.
Once again, this pizza calls for some ground beef, but if you want to jazz things up a bit, then make it a bit spicy as you cook it before adding to the pizza. Then, make sure you have your pizza sauce on the base and covered in cheese with Mozzarella being a favorite.
Finally, add some chopped onion to the mix to give the pizza a whole different flavor compared to others you may have tried. After that, some 10 to 12 minutes in the oven will mean it’s nice and ready to eat.
Pepperoni School Lunch Pizza
This particular school pizza recipe calls for small pieces of pepperoni to be fried up before being added to your pizza base. It just conjures up a reminder of those school cafeteria days.
You can either use a pre-baked base, or make your own. The key is in those small pepperoni rounds being added along with more cheese than you would tend to get on other pizzas. Then, throw it in the oven for around 12 minutes, and it will be ready to serve.
And those are our 11 different school pizza recipes for you to check out. While most of them talk about making the base on your own, that’s not always something that is required.
So, if you feel afraid of making the base, even though it’s pretty easy to do, then don’t allow that to put you off trying some of these different recipes. The key is always in the toppings, and as long as you have more than enough cheese, then you really cannot go wrong.