At my house, anytime we’re expecting a crowd for dinner, we make homemade pizza. It’s way cheaper than ordering delivery and it’s the easiest meal to serve a lot of people. You can choose the toppings based on who you know is coming. My foodie book club group? Probably something super-healthful with lots of fresh veggies. A roomful of my husband’s rowdy friends? Something a little more traditional (read: meaty).
For a mixed crowd, we like to serve this Black Bean Nacho Pizza—an over-the-top, vegetarian concoction with black-bean spread, Jack cheese, tomatoes, scallions, olives and pickled jalapenos; it’s part nacho, part pizza. The best part is it’s quick to whip up and it clocks in at just around $1 a slice.
The recipe is pretty adaptable too. You can make it on your grill or in your oven if it’s too cold outside. We can usually find prepared whole-wheat pizza dough at a well-stocked supermarket. We buy a few packages and keep them in the freezer for when we need them.
Penelope is a web producer and writer for EatingWell.com. When she's not busy geeking out at the computer, she loves cooking and trying new recipes on her friends. Some of her favorite foods are dark chocolate, coffee, apples, sweet potatoes and cheese.
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