How to Make Homemade Pizza

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As we've previously talked about, both Ashley and I love pizza. A couple of years ago we started experimenting with making our own. Through our experience of some good pizzas (and some bad pizzas) we've found that the cheese, sauce, and toppings are pretty straightforward. The secret to good homemade pizza is in the crust. A good crust that is soft, yet slightly crispy on the outside really brings the whole thing together.

You don't need any fancy equipment to make pizza at home, and it doesn't need to be a laborious process. We've put an easy, quick recipe that we use for homemade pizza below! It is great if you don't have much time, or don't want to get too involved in dough-making.

If you are looking to bring your pizza-making game up a bit, try a pizza stone. We've tried one once, and the pizza came out great! But, it was a little tricky to get the pizza on and off in one piece and we are still learning how best to use it.

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Image via pixabay

What you’ll need:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup warm water (just warm coming out of the faucet)
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 jar pasta sauce
  • Pepperoni (or other toppings)
  • 1/2 lb mozzarella cheese
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Image VIA pixabay

Directions:

  1. Stir salt and flour together in a bowl
  2. Mix yeast and warm water together until yeast is dissolved
  3. Add water/yeast mixture to flour and mix together until all flour is moistened and form into a ball (can add a few drops of water if necessary)
  4. Knead mixture until it holds its shape
  5. Spread into greased pan (we use a jelly roll pan, or substitute in a pizza stone here)
  6. Spread pasta sauce over dough
  7. Cover in shredded cheese
  8. Place pepperoni on top (or any other toppings)
  9. Bake at 425 F for 20-25 minutes
  10. Cut into slices and serve

If you're in the mood for delivery, check out our post on delivery pizzas that are soy-free. Otherwise, enjoy that quick and easy pizza that you just made!