Soccer Nights Made Easy with Papa Murphy’s #PapaMurphysMNO

by Carrie with Children with 6 comments

It’s a week of excitement and transition at our house. Maggie started soccer this week and Dad is the team coach! I’m still learning my way around soccer, but my husband played for years as a kid, we are excited to support Maggie in her first season with team sports!

Maggie the Soccer Player
Now, here’s where the curve ball comes into play – practices are twice a week at 6:30pm, right in the middle of our  normal dinnertime. As a mom that craves routine, this has really thrown me for a  loop when it comes to planning dinner and getting everyone to bed at a decent hour.

And this week’s savior? Papa Murphy’s! This neighborhood take ‘n’ bake pizza shop has been a favorite in our family for quite awhile now and this week their new pan pizza became my go-to spot for a easy (and hot) dinner before soccer practice.

Papa Murphy's New Pan Pizza Review
While the girls were at school and I was out running errands, I stopped by Papa Murphy’s and picked up a pre-made, pan pizza with pepperoni and ham (my favorite toppings) and a S’mores dessert pizza. Later that afternoon, when it was time to get dinner on the table – I popped the pizza in the oven and baked it! Ten minutes later, dinner was on the table!

I was glad my soccer player and coach could have a quick and easy hot meal before practice. The pan pizza has a buttery crust and I found myself going back to the pan to dip my crust in the oils – really tasty.

Papa Murphy's S'mores Dessert Pizza
When everyone returned home from practice – we gathered around the table to enjoy our S’mores pizza and talked about everything that happened at practice. There’s nothing better than sitting around the table with a good meal in front of you.

I think we’ve just created a new tradition in our house – Papa Murphy’s pizza once a week for soccer nights. It’s easy to make, tasty to eat and affordable too. It’s great food for my growing soccer player!

Have you tried Papa Murphy’s New Pan Pizza?


** I received a Papa Murphy’s gift card to purchase dinner for my family and share our experience with you. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **


  • Hanan

    Soccer starts at the end of this month for us too! Those are the nights we usually get something quick like pizza too. Great (soccer) moms think alike! 😉

    • Carrie with Children

      Yay for smart thinkin’ soccer mamas! Our first game is this weekend, I can’t wait!

  • Ashley

    We’re a soccer family tooI I know what you mean by needing quick and easy meals. The whole family is exhausted after long nights w/ travel to games.

    • Carrie with Children

      Yes! It’s so important to me to have something quick and easy after a long day of school and then practice too!

  • Jess A She looks absolutely adorable in her little soccer uniform! 🙂 We haven’t tried Papa Murphy’s Pan Pizza yet but we eat there all the time so it’s probably going to happen soon!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thank you! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the new pan pizza – so good!