Saturday, February 12, 2011

Simple Aldi Recipes: Vegetarian Pizza $1.80 (3 in 1 Meal)

Homemade Vegetarian Pizza $1.80
One of my favorite things to make is vegetarian pizza, and it is usually my go to meal the day before grocery shopping. I use whatever leftover produce I have in the fridge, and with a homemade crust and some great tasting mozzarella cheese, it turns into a delicious meal. This is also a perfect Aldi Recipe, as it can be created with cheap products from Aldi.

The vegetarian pizza is a part of my 3 in 1 meal for just around $5, which makes it a very inexpensive meal.

The 3 in 1 Easy Meal

Day 1 - Plenty of time (2 hour cook/prep time)
Pizza Bolognese

Day 2 - 15 minute cook time
Spaghetti and meat sauce with homemade bread

Day 3 - 15 minute cook time
Vegetarian pizza with kitchen leftovers 

Leftover produce from the fridge - perfect pizza toppings
Tomato Sauce 
Leftover vegetables of your choice
Mozzarella cheese


Use a small tomato sauce or any leftover pasta sauce from the fridge. Add some basil, oregano and garlic (fresh or dried).

Pizza Preparation

  1. Heat up oven to 415 degrees F
  2. Use the last dough ball from Day 1 of the 3 in 1 meal.
  3. Roll out dough into a circle. (Or make 4-5 small personal pizzas)
  4. Brush pizza pan with olive oil.
  5. Add pizza dough to pan, make sure to put it up the side a bit, and leave no holes. (or the bolognese sauce will spill out)
  6. Put in heated oven for 2 minutes on middle rack.
  7. Pull out pizza pan, add 1/2 of the sauce, veggies of your choice and cheese (Save the leftover sauce in an air tight container for tomorrow's dinner.
  8. Cook until cheese is melted and crust is slightly brown. (12 - 15 minutes)
  9. If your oven cooks a bit evenly, turn the pizza pan about half way through. (Make sure to check the button doesn't burn)
A colorful homemade vegetarian pizza before cheese and baking.

Cost for 3 Meals:
Spices and olive oil from the pantry/garden. ($1.09 for spices at Aldi)
Used vegetable scraps for meat sauce and for veggie pizza.

5 lb flour bought on sale a Target for $1.49. Aldi price $1.49 (Used 1/3) = $0.50
1 dozen eggs at Aldi $0.99 (Used 1) = $0.10
3 Pack yeasts $1.49 at Publix - $0.55 Coupon = $0.94 (Used 1 packet) = $0.31
2 x Small Tomato Sauce at Aldi $0.50
Ground beef at Target on sale at $1.99/lb - Aldi price: $1.99/lb
3 lb onion at bought on sale at Aldi at $0.99 used 1 onion = $0.10
1 box of whole wheat spaghetti at Aldi $0.89
1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese bought on sale with coupons at Publix $1

Total cost for three meals: $5.39 ($1.80 per meal for a family of 5)
(If you feel as if you need more meat or cheese, it will not add much more to the overall cost of the meal)

Check out more easy and cheap Aldi recipes.

Have you ever tried using pineapple on pizza?


  1. I've been looking forward to seeing this recipe. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love homemade pizza, but it usually seems like more trouble than its worth to me. this recipe sounds easy and good though!

  3. Looks super yummy and easy to make. I love homemade pizza.

  4. Great way to use veggie leftovers. Here's another: I keep a bag in the freezer for the skins and ends and pulps and pieces that are leftover from preparing veggies. When I want a veggie broth, I just grab a handful or two and boil in fresh water with whatever seasonings fit the dish. Strain. Voila.

  5. Thank you for sharing the recipe ... the pictures of your pizzas really make my mouth water. And great idea to use leftover veggies. Mmm!

  6. Beth that is another great way to use the leftovers, and it is a great way to make broth.

    Small Footprints, it even makes my mouth water.

  7. your pizza looks yummy! I can never get my dough stretched out big enough for pizza!! Will try again, though!