How to Convert Your Focaccia Mix into Two Pizzas

How to Convert Your Focaccia Mix into Two Pizzas

Dennis Weaver Dennis Weaver Jun 06, 2024
You have a focaccia mix. It makes two very affordable 14-inch pizzas. And it's easy to make the conversion.  And it even has a seasoning packet with the focaccia. You can use that to season your pizzas and all you have to add are the toppings.
They are going to be thin-crust pizzas.  So you don't have to stop and wait for the dough to rise. It will do that in the oven. And since a thin-crust pizza only calls for two or three topping ingredients, it only takes 15 minutes to bake. You save time and money. 
It's a great trick for a quick busy weeknight meal. Just follow these instructions.

You ight not have two 14-inch pizza pans. You can always use a rectangular pan or baking sheet or use a stone or make one round and square or form and bake them one at a time.

And you can use different toppings on each pizza.

If two 14-inch pizzas are too much, you have two options. Save half the dough for the second pizza in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you get ready to make your second pizza, let the dough warm at room temperature for two or three hours.

The other alternative is to make one pizza and make a focaccia bread from the other half.

This recipe uses fresh tomatoes and thinly sliced green peppers. Make yours with whatever you like. Most thin-crust pizzas use only a modest amount of toppings.

Yield: Makes 2 14-inch pizzas

Baking Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients (For the Crust)


Ingredients (For the Toppings)

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • The seasonings in the packet that comes with the mix
  • 2 cups, more or less, good quality tomato sauce or pasta sauce
  • 10 thinly sliced rings from a large bell pepper
  • 8 small tomatoes, 1 1/2 to 2 inches in size, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 4 ounces grated mozzarella


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease the pans with shortening or vegetable oil. Sprinkle with corn meal if desired.
  3. Mix the dough according to package instructions using the oil and water set forth above. You may use your stand-type mixer or bread machine on the dough setting. When the dough is mixed, divide it in half.
  4. Press half of the dough into each pan. It's easier to get a nice, smooth crust and get the dough all the way to the edges of the pans with a pizza roller. Cover with plastic wrap or place in proofing bags for an hour.
  5. While the dough is relaxing, mix the seasonings with the oil.
  6. Drizzle half of the oil and seasoning mixture over each pizza dough. Spread it with a pastry brush.
  7. Spread half of the tomato sauce over each pizza. On top of the sauce, spread half of the tomato slices on each pizza. Top each pizza with five of the pepper slices.
  8. Dust each pizza with grated parmesan and sprinkle each with half the mozzarella.
  9. Bake the pizzas for 15 minutes. The crusts should be a deep, golden brown. Serve hot.

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