Homemade cafeteria pizza

Claire Gallam

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Do you remember those little square pizzas you got at the cafeteria when you were a kid? Looking back now, we're sure they tasted like something between cardboard and cheap take out. But as kids, pizza day was our favorite. For a little trip down memory lane and to make Tuesday night just a little more fun, why not make your own cafeteria pizza at home!

Homemade cafeteria pizza

Unlike the kind from your school cafeteria, these pizza squares are made from whole grain crusts, low-fat mozzarella cheese and non-GMO marinara sauce. They're all natural and delicious to boot. Bring back the love of pizza day, at home!

Homemade cafeteria pizza

Yields 1 pizza

Homemade cafeteria pizza


For the crust:

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 cups white whole wheat bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)

For the toppings:

  • About 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix the yeast, sugar and water together in a large bowl. Let sit until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Add in olive oil, salt and bread flour, 1 cup at a time, until mixture resembles a soft dough. Place dough onto a floured surface and knead until soft and smooth, about 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle. Place on a greased or floured baking sheet. Spread sauce over the crust, leaving a small border around the edge for the crust. Top pizza with cheese and bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes.
  4. Cut the pizza into smaller squares or rectangles.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.