|My homemade masterpiece.|
Not only is it cheap and made more healthfully than a restaurant, but you can kind of gourmet it up a little and be creative. I brushed the crust with a olive oil, then seasoned it with Italian herbs and garlic powder before I pre-baked it. You could use Cajun spices or barbecue spices or Head Country or season salt or even Parmesan cheese, whatever you feel like.
Our toppings on this one were 1/2 pound marinated browned ground venison and diced multi-colored peppers. You could use any kind of browned ground or cut-up cooked meat you've gotten on sale, and whatever veggies you have on hand like diced tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, onions, spinach.
Two packages of Walmart's pizza crust mix are $1.04. I get cheese for $3 per pound or less and maybe use half (and I usually put a mix of cheddar and mozzarella). And I use just a 1/4 cup or so of spaghetti sauce that I already have. So less than $5 for the whole thing, if that.
An easy, inexpensive, healthy and fun dinner!