Simple Homemade Pizza

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


Simple and delicious! There is nothing better than homemade pizza!

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10 Min


45 Min




1 store bought pizza dough
marinara sauce:
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 of yellow onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup red wine
1 (28 ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
dried oregano
1/4 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheese (i used a blend of mozzarella and mild cheddar)
1/4 cup grilled chicken, chopped
oil for drizzling

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat over to 375 degrees F.

In a large cast iron pan, saute onions in oil until translucent. Add the chopped garlic and cook for a few more minutes.

Add the wine and cook on high until it evaporates.

Stir in the crushed tomatoes, parsley, sugar and spices. Cover, but not all the way, and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Roll out pizza dough and lay on a cornmeal dusted pizza pan. Blind bake for about 8 minutes or until the dough has puffed up.

Ladle enough sauce and add your choice of toppings.

Bake until golden and bubbly about 25 minutes or so.

Enjoy warm with a salad.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids