First, start with the sauce, for several reasons I make my own sauce. One, that's how I grew up, my mom always made the sauce, two, its WAY cheaper, three, It tastes better.
Here's the recipe I grew up with.
1 can tomato puree
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. basil
1/2 t. pepper
1/4 t. garlic pwd
1/4 t. onion pwd
4 t. grated parmesan cheese
1/2 t. salt.
Mix it all together.
For these I just used whole wheat bagels from Costco.
Then spread the sauce out.
Add the cheese.
Bake at 450 for 15-20 min.
Total cost for 12 bagel pizzas...
Homemade sauce-$.25 thanks to tomato puree BOGO at Publix and a coupons.
Leftover cheese- I used about $2.00 in cheese ( I buy it in bulk at costco)
Total cost for at least 6 lunches for my munchkins... $4.25.
Not too shabby.