Easy Homemade Pizza

You’ll be in pizza heaven when you try our Easy Homemade Pizza recipe! It’s easier than ever to make and is sure to please the whole family.

Pizza has long been a beloved comfort food, enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. While it’s easy to order pizza from a local pizzeria or chain, there’s something special about making it from scratch in your own kitchen.

Our easy homemade pizza recipe allows you to get creative with your toppings, experiment with flavors, and tailor the recipe to your exact preferences. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making the best homemade pizza, from making the dough until the final garnish.

The Foundation: Easy Homemade Pizza Dough


The key to an outstanding homemade pizza is a perfect pizza dough. While you can purchase pre-made dough from the store, making it from scratch is more satisfying and gives you control over the quality and flavor. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:

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Ingredients for Easy Homemade Pizza

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/3 cup warm water
3- 31/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
1 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the warm water, then sprinkle the yeast on top. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, until it becomes foamy.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil, then mix until a dough forms.

3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes until it’s smooth and elastic.

4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover it with a cloth, and let it rise for about 1-2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

The Perfect Sauce

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A great Homemade Pizza Sauce is essential. You can create a simple tomato sauce by simmering crushed tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, and basil. Add a pinch of salt and sugar to balance the flavors.

Alternatively, try a white sauce with garlic, butter, and cream for a rich and indulgent pizza.


The best part of making homemade pizza is the freedom to choose your favorite toppings. Classic options like mozzarella, pepperoni, and mushrooms are always popular, but don’t be afraid to get creative.

Try toppings like prosciutto, arugula, goat cheese, or even pineapple and ham. Combining flavors and textures can lead to some extraordinary pizzas. To complete your meal, add a refreshing Classic Cobb Salad.

Perfect Cheese Coverage

If you like variety, mix in some parmesan, cheddar, or provolone for added complexity.

Baking the Pizza


For the best homemade pizza, preheat your oven to the highest possible temperature (usually around 500°F or 260°C) and place a pizza stone or a heavy baking sheet in the oven to heat up.

Once your pizza is assembled on a pizza peel or another flat surface, slide it onto the hot stone or baking sheet.

Bake the pizza for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.

The Final Touch


Once your homemade pizza is out of the oven, add the finishing touch. Fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, or a dash of balsamic glaze can elevate your pizza to a restaurant-quality meal.

Conclusion

Crafting the best homemade pizza is a delightful culinary experience that allows you to tailor every element to your liking.

Whether you prefer a classic margherita, a meat-lover’s delight, or a vegetarian masterpiece, making pizza at home is a rewarding and delicious endeavor.

So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and prepare to savor the ultimate homemade pizza right in your own kitchen. Your taste buds will thank you!

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Homemade Pizza Dough

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Our Easy Homemade Pizza is great for beginner chefs. Discover the joy of creating your own delicious homemade pizza from scratch!
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 12-inch pizza pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar or honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 -3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl , combine the water, yeast, and sugar.
  • Stir until dissolved, then add in the egg, oil and salt.
  • Add the flour one cup at a time. Once the mixture is stiff, transfer it to a well-floured countertop.
  • Knead for 4-5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Add more flour if the dough sticks to your hands.
  • After the first rise is complete, press the dough into a 12-inch circle on a baking stone, baking sheet, or a cast iron pizza pan.

Pizza Toppings

  • Top with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.
  • Bake in a 450* oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.

Notes

NUTRITION FACTS
(PER SERVING)
322
CALORIES
4g
FAT
61g
CARBS
10g
Keyword easy homemade pizza

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