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homemade everyday pizza

Recipe by
Glenda Purvis
Colfax, CA

You know those nights when you're tired but you want a pizza and don't want to pay for home delivery? And why should you! This recipe is tried and true - easy to make - well, depending on your choice of toppings! - and quick for when your spouse and/or children are clamoring for dinner and you're beat from a day of work. Simple, tasty, economical, and guaranteed to be eaten - what a combo! Your home-ec teacher would applaud you for a lesson well learned.

yield 3 starving, 4 hungry
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For homemade everyday pizza

  • 1 c
    warm water
  • 1 pkg
    of active dry yeast or 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 1/4 c
  • 8 oz
    can of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    of fresh oregano or 2 tsps. dried organo
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder

How To Make homemade everyday pizza

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water. Sprinkle a scant amount of sugar over the top to help the yeast bloom.
  • 2
    While this is happening, gather together the other ingredients and put in the same bowl. Stir vigorously with a sturdy spoon 20 times. If the dough gets too thick, get your hands in there and do some mix/kneading for about half a minute.
  • 3
    Let the dough rest for at LEAST five minutes.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 425°.
  • 5
    While the dough is resting, make your sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • 6
    Prepare toppings of your choosing.
  • 7
    Now that your dough has rested for a bit, shape on a greased 15” pizza round, or pat into a greased 9 x 13” pan. I like fluting my edges, similar to a pie crust, just so I have a kind of “handle” to hold my pizza in my hands.
  • You'll have trouble keeping away while it's cooling - but do!
    Now add the sauce and your desired toppings, pop in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes.
  • 9
    Let cool for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!