School Lunch Pizza Recipe

School Lunch Pizza Recipe

Get ready for a trip down memory lane with this classic school-style pizza recipe! Made from scratch, this tasty and budget-friendly meal will be a hit with both kids and adults. Let’s get started with this step-by-step guide to making your very own nostalgic school pizza.

Can I use a store-bought crust for this recipe?

While it is possible to use a store-bought crust, the homemade crust is what gives this pizza its nostalgic and unique taste. The powdered milk and sugar in the homemade crust create the slightly sweet flavor characteristic of school-style pizza.

How do I store leftover school-style pizza?

Store leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, place the pizza in a preheated 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp.

Can I freeze school-style pizza?

Yes, you can freeze the school-style pizza. After baking and cooling, wrap individual slices in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. To reheat, bake the frozen pizza slices in a preheated 375°F oven for 12-15 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese is melted.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 2 cans (12 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered milk, sugar, salt, and instant yeast.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the vegetable oil and warm water. Gradually add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until a slightly wet dough forms. Do not overmix.
  4. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet, spreading it evenly to cover the entire pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. While the crust is baking, prepare the pizza sauce. In a medium bowl, combine the tomato paste, minced garlic, water, olive oil, salt, black pepper, oregano, basil, and dried rosemary. Stir until well combined. (source:
  6. In a skillet, cook the ground chuck over medium heat until browned and crumbled. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then drain any excess grease.
  7. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the crust, followed by the cooked ground chuck.
  8. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the meat, covering the entire pizza.
  9. Place the pizza back in the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it stand for at least 5 minutes before cutting it into squares. Enjoy your homemade school-style pizza!

Remember, this recipe is not only delicious but also budget-friendly, making it a great option for parties or family gatherings. Enjoy the taste of nostalgia with this classic school-style pizza recipe!

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  1. Mary

    Schoo l Lunch Pizza Recipe
    Dear Customer Service,
    Hello, I would like to make the School Lunch Pizza that is advertised on facebook under the recipe name of ineskohl. But what is butter paper? Please let me know either way so I can make my list for the grocery store. Thank you,Mary

    • Me

      @Mary, parchment paper.

    • Lori Mor

      Mary, what was meant is parchment paper that lines the baking pan, that was buttered. This recipe states to spray the baking sheet with cooking spray, lay down your parchment paper then butter the parchment paper before placing your dough on top of the parchment paper.

    • Marie Johnson paper

      Mary is a paper sheet like aluminum foil that you can cook on to keep your food from sticking that have a butter flavor to it.

  2. Nikki Biggs

    looking forward to trying them

  3. Mary

    Dear Customer Service,I would really like to make the School Lunch Pizza Recipe. But what are the dimensions of the pan that I can bake it in? Please let me know either way. Thank you,Mary

    • Lori Mor

      Mary, I would assume by the amount of the ingredients, you would use your standard 11 1/2” x 17” or 10” x 15” baking pan or cookie sheet.

    • Thank you for the recipe I am going to try it

      Thank you for the recipe I’m going to try it old school Pizza

  4. Mary

    Dear Customer Service,
    Hello, I have a few questions the first question is what are the dimensions of the pan that you make the School Lunch Pizza Recipe in? The next question is what is butter paper it is listed in no#1 to make the crust? Please let me know the answer so I can make this correctly. Thank you,Mary

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