Homemade Pizza - easier to make than you think.

  • October 17, 2017
  • By Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky
  • 16 Comments



Not going to lie, I love pizza.  Even though I don't eat grains, I'll make two exceptions: pizza and cake.  I don't care what you say - no matter what you try, no matter how much of an awesome chef/cook/baker you are, pizza and cake do not taste the same when using grain-free flour (believe me, I've tried).  These two things just need good ol' white flour to taste delicious #yeahisaidit.

I make this every Friday for Pizza Fridays....it's our only 'cheat day' where we loosen the reigns on healthy eating, kick back with pizza and cider/beer (me/husband) or juice (Kayla).  Needless to say, this is our favourite night.  If it weren't so easy to make, it would likely be a monthly thing because for real, who has time for bread dough to rise? the answer is no one.  Thanks to active dry yeast, it only takes me 15 minutes from start to finish to make the crust....this is the easiest homemade pizza you'll ever make.

Ingredients (for dough):

  • 1.5 tsp active dry yeast. I use and love this one.
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2.5 cups white flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 450F
  2. In a medium bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast in the warm water.  Cover with a tea towel and let stand until creamy (10mins).
  3. Stir in flour and salt; mix until flour begins to absorb the liquid, then add the oil.  Knead the dough by hand.  Cover with tea towel and let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll to flatten.  
  5. Place dough onto a lightly floured round or square pizza pan**
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bottom is golden brown.
Toppings I use:
  • fresh chopped mushrooms
  • chopped sundried tomatoes
  • pineapple pieces if we have any lying around
  • fresh sliced pepperoni from the deli counter
  • freshly grated mozzarella cheese (not the pre-bagged cheese; did you know they add some kind of drying agent (chemical) to these products?!).  
  • this pizza sauce:

** Sometimes we use cookie cutters to cut the dough into fun shapes; other times I'll use 1/4 of the dough to make a Kayla's own personal size pizza if she wants this.

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16 comments

  1. Then, I'll see you this weekend homemade pizza. woohoo! Thank you.

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  2. I absolutely love homemade pizza. We used to have random pizza nights when I was growing up where we'd do homemade pizza. Sadly I haven't done this as an adult. I should...

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  3. I love pizza but haven't made a homemade one.
    My Mom made us homemade ones when we were growing up and we loved choosing our own toppings.

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  4. I've never tried homemade dough before ... definitely going to try this one out! I know I need to stop buying preshredded cheese too. It's like a contest to see how many chemicals they can put into different foods.

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  5. Yes and yum! We had family pizza night growing up too. So much cheaper and better for you then ordering in pizza. Delicious.

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  6. Yummy, yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe (and last week via email, too!).

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  7. You're speaking my language! The two best exceptions are always pizza and cake :-D

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  8. I really just need to suck it up and try it. Everyone says it's not very hard but the minute I see 'roll on a floured surface' I bounce. I know that's not difficult but the mess! It makes me nervous.

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  9. There really is nothing like homemade pizza... I'm now craving it

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  10. I love pizza! I used to make homemade pizza dough too but then I got lazy. My grocery store's deli has homemade pizza dough you can buy cheaply. And did I mention that I was lazy? I have never seen that pizza sauce before. I'll have to try and see if they have it here. And yes, all pre-shredded cheese has the drying agent. It keeps the cheese from sticking together, which is why preshredded cheese also gets gritty in some sauces. I am lazy so sometimes I use preshredded cheese but if it's for sauce, I grate it myself.

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  11. I love that you guys so a weekly pizza night! And with your own homemade pizza! That's a memory Kayla is going to love and hold on to forever! What a simple recipe! We should try it!

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  12. We used to do this all the time. It's been a while since I've done it, might need to get back into it over the winter.

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  13. I love homemade pizza! We get the garlic dough from Trader Joe's and it's amazing!

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  14. Mmmmmm pizza!!! I totally need to try this recipe out. I think I have everything but the yeast at home already. Nothing better than a homemade pizza.

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  15. Oh I love pizza!! I have never made it with homemade dough but I need to try. Friday night use to be pizza night in my house growing up!!

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  16. No matter how healthy I ever am or try to be, pizza will never be cut out of my diet. I love pizza. I tried once to make homemade pizza and it must have been the store-bought pizza crust, but oh my gosh I was so bloated and gassy. It was embarrassing! I will have to try this recipe though!

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