Mom's Homemade Pizza

Kyrstin Shelley


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!)


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30 Min
35 Min



  • 1 pkg
  • 1 c
    luke warm water
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    oil (i use olive oil)
  • 1
    beaten egg
  • 3 1/2 c

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

  • 1 lb
    mozzarella cheese
  • ·
    sprinkling of cheddar cheese

How to Make Mom's Homemade Pizza


  1. Begin dough by combining yeast, water, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. While yeast is setting, begin sauce. Mix all ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Add 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.)
  4. Coat pan in your preferred method. I drizzle olive oil on the pan and spread with a paper towel.
  5. Put 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.
  6. Spread half of sauce over the pizza.
  7. Top with your favorite pizza toppings! Cover with 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake 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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