Extra creativity goes well with extra cheese.

With wintery weather and a week of school vacation, no one’s immune to an occasional bout of cabin fever. Whether you’re feeding a group or just a few, individual pizzas with personality are an easy way to put an end to boredom and get everyone involved in meal prep! Try these super simple pizza night ideas from Cooking Class by Deanna F. Cook, or put your own spin on the theme.

Here, Kitty-Kitty Pizza

Pizza Dough + Tomato Sauce + Pepperoni Whiskers + Olive Eyes & Nose

Kitty pizza Cooking Class

Photo © Julie Bidwell, excerpted from Cooking Class

Pizza Self Portrait

Pizza Dough + Tomato Sauce + Assorted Veggies

Pizza Self Portrait Cooking Class

Photo © Julie Bidwell, excerpted from Cooking Class


Keep your party simple by starting with store-bought pizza dough. Bring the dough to room temperature, then flatten it on an oiled baking sheet. Spread with tomato sauce and add your favorite toppings. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 400° F (200° C). Slice it up and enjoy!

Recipes excerpted from Cooking Class © 2015 by Deanna F. Cook. All rights reserved.

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