HomeMade Pizza

Lou Kostura


I've been making this pizza since I was around 10 or 11 years old. This is some good stuff and well worth the effort to go through to make it. The dough in this pizza makes the whole thing so tasty, a bit yeasty and very distinct. The original dough recipe came from the side of a Gold Medal Flour sack. Over the years it has evolved some to become my own. You can top this with anything you choose, so I'll give you my latest version.

This recipe makes a pretty good size pie,15 slices and I load it a bit so 1 or 2 slices for an adult will fill you up. My friends love when this one comes out

★★★★★ 1 vote
2 Hr
25 Min



1 pkg
active dry yeast
1 c
water, warm
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tsp
1 tsp


15 oz
tomato sauce
8 oz
tomato sauce
2 Tbsp
oregano, dried
1 Tbsp
basil, dried
2 Tbsp
granulated garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp


red onion, medium diced
green bell pepper, diced
roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 can(s)
artichoke hearts, sliced lenghtwise in 1/8 ths
zucchini, sliced in thin coins
1/2 lb
chanterelle mushrooms, diced
1/2 lb
cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 lb
mozzarella cheese, grated


1place package of yeast in warm water and let bloom for about 10-15 minutes
2sift together flour, salt, and sugar. add water yeast mixture to form a dough
3let dough raise for about 1 hour or until it has at least doubled in size. punch down and let raise an additional hour
4while dough is raising mix together sauce ingredients and set aside until dough is ready. I use 1 15oz. and 1 8oz. can of tomato sauce, if you use 1 large (28oz.) your pie will be very wet and still very good but it becomes a fork and knife pizza and not a grab a slice and eat with your hands pizza.
5oil a 13 x 20 cookie and work dough to fill sheet
6add sauce and all toppings except cheese
7preheat oven to 425 F.
8cook pizza 25 minutes @ 425, remove from oven, add cheese, return to oven and cook an additional 6-8 minutes or until cheese is completely melted and starting to brown a little
9remove from cookie sheet to cutting board, (this can be a little tricky, as the pizza is very hot and heavy. Get some Help) rest 10 minuted and slice
10Mine is a vegetarian version, I personally just do not enjoy all the grease from pepperoni, and sausage. If i add sausage I precook it. I've also done a Hawaiian with pineapple and Canadian bacon. The skies the limit add whatever toppings you like

About HomeMade Pizza

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Pizza