Delicious Pizza Night-
Review of The Prepared Pantry Classic Italian Pizza Dough

On October 19, 2020, I made my very first order from The Prepared Pantry, a company based in Idaho that sells bread mixes, kitchen and baking tools, and many other products. Items in this order included Seriously Fudgey Brownie Mix (a perfect dessert for a holiday party), 2 orders of Sunday Dinner Rolls (which I plan to make for Thanksgiving at my moms house!), Farmhouse Honey Wheat Bread, the Classic Italian Pizza Crust, and French Bread.

Delicious Pizza Night

In this blog post, I am including a review of the mix, an amended version of the recipe, a step-by-step through instructions and images, and the recipe itself. You can Jump to Recipe anytime if you wish. 

My ultimate review of this pizza mix: It’s really awesome! The Classic Italian Pizza Crust is $3.99, which significantly reduces the cost of a pizza night compared to buying from Costco, Domino’s or Pizza Hut…I would totally buy this again! It was easy to make once I worked out how to adapt the recipe for a kitchen mixer and took notes. The crust was super soft after I added an additional 2 TBS to the mix- which wasn’t the end of the world since I needed to add flour to the mixer bowl. The images on the bag and instructions (which were inside the bag) made the pizza crust look a little plain, so I whipped up a seasoning blend so that the crust would have a little extra something like the crusts do at Domino’s. 😜

**Disclosure: this post contains affiliated links- this means that I may earn a commission from these products if you buy them using these links at no additional cost to you. The week prior to making this order, I had researched their website and determined that they were a company that this blog would be compatible with them for affiliated marketing. Then I sifted through their products to put together a small but relevant order. Read full disclosure here. 

PS- Freebie at the bottom of this post!

Delicious Pizza Night Recipe

Ingredients

For the Pizza Dough

  • 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees), add 1-2 TBS of water if you want a softer crust
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 packet mix
  • 1 packet yeast (included with mix)
Classic Italian Pizza Dough

For the Extra Seasoning

  • 1/2 TBS: oregano, basil, parsley 
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 TBS olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine 1/2 mix with yeast, water and 2 TBS olive oil and beat with dough hook
  • Add the rest of the mix 
  • Knead with dough hook for 5 minutes, add flour to the kitchen mixer 2 TBS at a time to prevent the ball of dough from sticking to the sides
  • Use olive oil and lightly grease a small bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled- about 25-30 minutes
Raw dough for Delicious Pizza
  • In a small bowl: combine basil, oregano, parsley, minced garlic, and 2 TBS olive oil. Stir well and set aside. 
  • Flour surface
  • Roll out crust with a roller or your hand, approx 15” for a medium sized pizza
  • Use a pizza pan or stone to gauge the size of the pizza
  • Let rise again for 15-20 minutes, uncovered
  • Flour pizza pan or stone
  • Lay on pizza stone or pan and let rise again for 15-20 minutes, uncovered
Pizza dough with seasoning and olive oil
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Brush seasoning/oil mix all over the crust 
  • Once crust has risen for the second time, add your pizza toppings; start in the center of the pie and work your way outwards for each topping
  • Bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees

Delicious Pizza Night Toppings

  • 1 cup Pizza Sauce, use a ladle to spread it all over the pie
  • 1 cup mozzarella or Pizza Blend cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • 1 more layer of cheese 
Delicious and Cooked Pepperoni Pizza
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Price at a Glance for Delicious Pizza: $6

  • $4 for The Prepared Pantry Classic Italian pizza crust mix
  • $1 for pizza sauce
  • $ pepperoni
  • $ cheese
  • Less than $1 for mixing minces garlic and fresh basil, dry parsley and oregano, and olive oil
classic italian pizza

Classic Italian Pizza

Katherine Johnson
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rising Times 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup warm water 110 degrees, add 1-2 TBS of water if you want a softer crust
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil for the pizza
  • 1 packet mix
  • 1 packet yeast included with mix
  • 1/2 TBS: oregano basil, parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 TBS Olive oil for the seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Combine 1/2 mix with yeast, water and 2 TBS olive oil and beat with dough hook until consistent
  • Add the rest of the mix
  • Knead with dough hook for 5 minutes, add flour to the kitchen mixer 2 TBS at a time to prevent the ball of dough from sticking to the sides. Might need to use up to 1/2 cup.
  • Let rise until doubled- about 25-30 minutes
  • In a small bowl: combine basil, oregano, parsley, minced garlic, and 2 TBS olive oil. Stir well and set aside.
  • Flour surface
  • Roll out crust with a roller or your hand, approx 15” for a medium sized pizza
  • Use a pizza pan or stone to gauge the size of the pizza
  • Flour the pizza pan and lay on dough on pizza stone or pan.
  • Let rise again for 15-20 minutes, uncovered
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Brush seasoning/oil mix all over the crust
  • Once crust has risen for the second time, add your pizza toppings; start in the center of the pie and work your way outwards for each topping
  • Bake 20-30 minutes at 425 degrees

Notes

Possible Pizza Combo
1 cup Pizza Sauce, use a ladle to spread it all over the pie
1 cup mozzarella or Pizza Blend cheese
Pepperoni
Sausage
1 more layer of cheese
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