Homemade Pizza

This Homemade Pizza recipe comes from the Diaries of a Picky Eater. AKA my kid!

If there is one thing he would want to eat on a daily basis; it’s pizza! (Of course, it’s pizza with NO cheese because he is the picky eater after all!) He actually ate homemade pizza almost every single day when he was in kindergarten. I couldn’t handle the stress of him starving while he was at school. I packed his lunchbox with pizza because at least I knew he had something he would actually eat and I would save the food battles for dinner time.

homemade pizza from the diaries of a picky eater

I know you want the recipe but first, I had to share this funny video of my daughter making her homemade pizza “with cheeeeese.”

Easy pizza dough for homemade pizza

Easy Pizza Dough Ingredients:

Active Dry Yeast             1 pkg (.25oz)

Granulated Sugar          1 tablespoon

All purpose flour            2 1/2 cupsPicky Eater Stamp of Approval

Salt                                     1 teaspoon

Olive Oil                            2 tablespoons

Water (warm)                  1 cup


Add the yeast, sugar and warm water in a bowl and mix. Allow the yeast time (about 3-4 minutes) to activate and get foamy.

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

Add the flour, oil, salt and stir. If the dough is too sticky; add flour a little bit at a time. If it’s too dry; add a tiny bit of water (about a teaspoon) at a time. Once the dough is to a desired cosistancy, let it rest in a dry warm place. (I wrap mine in a clean dish towel while I get my pizza toppings together.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface.

Bake the dough alone for about 5 minutes (until the dough starts to bubble up) on a baking sheet.

Easy Pizza Dough for Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza Directions:

Take it out of the oven and add the toppings of your choice.

Amazing Pasta Sauce, cheese, pepperoni, fresh basil, tomatoes, sausage, jalapenos, peppers, mushrooms, olives etc…

And of course, our mozzarella cheese would be moldy on pizza day! (Sad face emoji) We had to resort to using the “fiesta blend”. And just like that, we created Mexican Pizzas! Not my personal favorite cheese for pizza but it got the job done and for some reason the flavor it was better the next day!

Amazing Pasta Sauce for Homemade Pizza

Once your toppings are on, place the pizza back into the oven (directly on the oven rack for a crispier pizza) for about 8 more minutes. Time will really depend on the thickness of your pizza dough. You will know it is done when the crust becomes golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.

pizza with no cheese for the picky eater

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Meatloaf Burgers

These Meatloaf Burgers are seriously amazing and they get the stamp of approval from my picky eater!

If you have a picky eater or a kid with texture aversions; you know the struggle! Discovering a recipe that works for the whole family is really a huge deal in our house!

meatloaf burgers



Meatloaf Burgers Ingredients:

2 pounds     Ground Beef or Ground Turkey

1/2     Onion (minced)

4 cloves    Garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon    Tomato Paste

1 teaspoon     Worcestershire Sauce

1     Egg

1 tablespoon     Fresh Basal (Finely Chopped)

1 teaspoon     Salt

1/2 teaspoon     Black Pepper

1/2 cup    Bread Crumbs (optional)

1/4 cup      Milk  (if you don’t use bread crumbs you won’t need milk)


Hamburger Buns          Ketchuppickyeaterstamp

Mustard          Mayo

Tomato          Lettuce

Pickles          Cheese



Pre-heat your grill to medium high heat.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash together.  Divide into equal parts and roll into patties.

Once the grill is hot, reduce the heat to medium. Grill the patties for about 5 minutes on each side or until they are fully cooked. Time will really depend on the thickness of your patties.

Place patties on bun with your choice of toppings and ENJOY!!

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Amazing Pasta Sauce

This Amazing Pasta Sauce is simple and so good! This recipe proves that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious! I use this sauce on pastas, chicken, zucchini noodles and as a pizza sauce for my picky eater so it gets the stamp of approval for picky eaters too! I like to double the batch so I can freeze some and have it ready for when we are starving between baseball and soccer practices and have no time to cook! At least I know there is something in the fridge everyone will eat!



Amazing Pasta Sauce Ingredients

2 Tbsp oil

1/2 onion or 1 small onion ( I use a small finely chopped for the picky eater)

8 cloves garlic, minced

2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoespicky eater stamp of approval

1 (6 oz) can tomato paste

2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil

2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano

1/2 Tsp salt (or salt to taste)

1/4 cup sugar


Heat the oil in a 4 to 6 quart pot over medium low heat. Add the onion and cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.  (If necessary, adjust the heat to avoid browning.) Add the garlic and cook for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, sugar and tomato paste, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil, parsley, oregano and salt.

Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week. You can also freeze sauce for up to 2 months (maybe more but I don’t know the rules on that.)

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