Mom's Homemade Pizza

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Kyrstin Shelley

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@KTDShelley

When only homemade will do!

The dough recipe makes one 12x18" baking sheet (with 1" lip). Mom always doubled this to make 2 pizzas with left overs for Dad's lunch the next day.

The sauce makes enough for 2 pizzas. I freeze the other half for up to 45 days either in a zippered freezer bag or a disposable plastic container.

Use any pizza toppings you like. I like turkey pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, artichokes, and sweet onions.

(I got this pizza a little dark, but I also forgot to turn more lights on in my kitchen. The line down the middle was me being over-zealous to eat!)

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

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THE CRUST

1 pkg
yeast
1 c
luke warm water
1 tsp
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
oil (i use olive oil)
1
beaten egg
3 1/2 c
flour

THE SAUCE

6 oz can(s)
tomato paste
8 oz can(s)
tomato sauce
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
oregano
1/4 tsp
pepper
1/4 tsp
basil
1/8 tsp
italian seasoning
1/4 c
grated parmesean cheese

TOPPINGS OF YOUR CHOICE

1 lb
mozzarella cheese
sprinkling of cheddar cheese

How to Make Mom's Homemade Pizza

Step-by-Step

  • 1Begin dough by combining yeast, water, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • 2While yeast is setting, begin sauce. Mix all ingredients together and set aside.
  • 3Add salt, oil, and beaten egg to yeast mixture. Slowly stir in flour, half cup at a time until mixture is doughy. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. (I take this opportunity to prep my toppings, draining cans, chopping onions, etc.)
  • 4Coat pan in your preferred method. I drizzle olive oil on the pan and spread with a paper towel.
  • 5Put flour on your hands and transfer dough to your prepped pan. (Don't forget to remove your rings!) Press and work the dough from the center of the pan into the corners until nearly even.
  • 6Spread half of sauce over the pizza.
  • 7Top with your favorite pizza toppings! Cover with 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • 8Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese melted.

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About Mom's Homemade Pizza

Course/Dish: Flatbreads
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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