One of my favorite things to do growing up was to make homemade pizza, of course it was pretty fun to eat too.
Although my mother had a delicious pizza dough recipe, I have been experimenting and researching for myself and have discovered, in my opinion, the perfect dough.
Now if you’re interested to know how I make my pizzas then read on!
Once the dough is risen, remove the cover and split the dough in half. The recipe makes two perfect pizzas. I like to use 9×13″ pans – mostly because I have a small oven.
Drizzle some oil on one pan and begin to gently spread the dough out on the pan. Keep spreading until the dough is evenly spread across the pan. (you might have to flip the dough from time to time to make sure it is coated with oil on all sides)
Once spread out put whatever topping you want on. I like a tomato sauce with oregano, parsley, garlic salt, and grated parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. For actual pizza toppings I like to put a healthy amount of freshly grated mozzarella, sautéed mushrooms, sausage, bacon, pepperoni – almost any topping really.
Another fun thing to do with pizza is stuffed crust. Cut some mozzarella sticks in half, put them on the edge of the stretched dough and gently stretch the dough over the cheese and pinch to seal.
And there you have it – Easy, delicious, homemade pizza dough. It also works well as a dough for Stromboli (also preheat oven to 350 F cook until dough is slightly brown on top).
Preheat the oven to 350 F and cook for 15-20 min. The cook time will depend on how thick the crust is and how many toppings you put on the pizza. Something to look for is bubbly cheese and a slightly browned crust – that is how you will know your pizza is done.
This is one of my go to meals for the weekend and even for a date night. It’s a very forgiving recipe and ridiculously easy. Let me know in the comments how your pizzas turned out!