Monday, July 1, 2013
Making Easy Cheesy Pizzas With Velveeta #VelveetaRecipes
There are several foods that my family seems like they have eaten for as long as I can remember. Velveeta is one of them, or liquid gold, as some people call it. We use it to make so many things, like macaroni and cheese, dips, and cheese sauces to put on veggies and meatloaf.
Lately I have been making pizzas, with a super easy homemade pizza dough recipe. I have become a little obsessed, and I now just love making pizzas!!
I decided to use Velveeta to make a yummy pizza with all my favorite toppings. I even got my three small grandchildren to make their very own little pizzas, and we had a great time together. They love being in the kitchen with Nana, and they were nibbling on Velveeta as we made our pizzas.
I had never used Velveeta before on a pizza, and I was a little concerned about the cheese being too runny, but it wasn't, it was delicious. Try to slice it fairly thinly, so you don't have too much cheese. I used pepperoni, black olives, a green bell pepper, mushrooms and a red onion as my toppings.
Of course you can vary your toppings as you like, but this is one of my favorite combinations.
My pizza dough recipe is a cinch to make and requires no kneading. My daughter was waiting for this pizza to be cooked because she adores Velveeta, and had never used Velveeta to make a pizza either.
I'm finding that using this easy dough recipe really lets me put together a pizza in no time, and I often just use leftover veggies or other ingredients that I already have on hand.
It's a great and easy way to get lunch or dinner on the table without spending a lot of time.
Oh yes, if you are a Velveeta lover like me and my family, you will adore this pizza!!!
The super cheesy taste perfectly compliments the pizza sauce and toppings. Between me, my daughter, and son-in-law, this pizza didn't last long. Next time I will make two, because I love eating leftover pizza the next day.
My six year old grandson Jayden often cooks with me in the kitchen, and I always try to make it a fun experience for him. He loves making his own pizzas, and he made a smiley face with olives on this one. For the kids pizzas, I used a three pack of premade crusts because they are easier for them to use.
The kids love cooking with me, and their Mom and Dad. We are encouraging them to be involved in the kitchen, and learn how to make basic things to eat. Using Velveeta to make their pizzas was super easy, and they love how the pizzas turned out. The kids said they were super yummy!
The kids love making their very own pizzas and being able to choose their own toppings. The Velveeta was so warm and cheesy, and good on these little pizzas, which I cooked all together on my regular pizza pan.
The only thing I will do differently the next time I make my favorite pizza with Velveeta is to make two of them!! And I am going to try some different kids of Velveeta too, like Mexican, Sharp Cheddar, or Jalapeno flavored.
If you would like to see my shopping trip to Walmart to buy Velveeta, take a look at my Google+ Album.
Recipe for Easy Cheesy Velveeta Pizza
Pizza Dough Ingredients:
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups bread flour, or all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
Stir in flour, salt, and oil. Beat until smooth. Let the dough rest 5 minutes.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, and pat or roll into round.
Transfer crust to a lightly greased large pizza pan.
Spread red pizza sauce evenly over pizza crust. Cover sauce with thinly cut slices of Velveeta.
Top with your favorite toppings, such as pepperoni, red onions, green bell peppers, or others.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let pizza rest 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Makes one large sized pizza.
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