CentsToShare, we salute you. The frugal living blog is seriously dedicated to living on the cheap. Below, their equation (boiled down to the last red cent) for making simple personal pizzas for a mere 38¢ a serving (4 slices).
- First, start with a large batch of ingredients to make approximately 17 personal pizzas:
Onion – $0.50 at about $.69 cents/lb
Tomato Sauce – $1.00 for a 26 oz can (watch for those sales!)
Mushrooms – $1.49 for 16oz package (fresh)
Dinner Rolls – $1.19 (again watch for sales on generic items)
Pepperoni – $0.99 (clearance!)
Cheese – $1.50 for 8oz package
Total Cost of Batch Ingredients – $6.67 (plus tax)
- Next, break into serving sizes and divide cost by each personal pizza:
Onion – $0.01
Sauce – $0.02
Pepperoni – $0.03
Dinner Roll – $0.10
Cheese – $0.19
Mushrooms – $0.03
Total Cost Per Pizza = $0.38
And there ya go. Take some time off work. Maybe even a year. After all, a year's worth of dinners would cost you only $138.70 (if you don't mind eating dinner roll pizzas every night).
Click through for instructions.