This is a basic pizza recipe that is so easy anyone can do it. If you like a nice, thin-but-not-too-thin- perfect-crust-on-the-bottom type of pizza, this is it for you! I have a more advanced dough I will post later, but I feel like everyone should make their own pizzas, so this one is up first. The dough I use for this is Pioneer Woman's recipe. The only thing I change is I don't add salt. When I first started making it I did it exactly like her, but I did not really taste the salt so I tested it one day without it and it made no difference to me. I figured if I couldn't tell, why use it? Here is a link directly to her's, or you can follow below how I do it without the salt.
Do you like takeout pizza? We have the regular chains here and some specialty pizza shops which are all okay, but now that we've made our own at home we just do it here!
- 1 teaspoon Active Dry Or Instant Yeast
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (the yeast will go in this)
- 4 cups All-purpose Flour
- 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Put 1 1/2 cups of water in a cup
- Pour the teaspoon of yeast in the water and let it have a little party
- While this is happening, put the flour in a mixer bowl with the paddle attachment
- Mix it around while pouring in the 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- Pour in yeast/water
Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a large kitchen towel. It will rise in about an hour. After it has risen, you can put it in your fridge (in a large ziplock bag) and use it within a few days. If you like really thin crust pizza, I find if you place it in the fridge overnight it will roll thinner and give you a thin, crisp crust.
If using right away, break off pieces the size you'd like to make your pizza and roll out on a lightly floured surface.
Place on a cookie sheet or pizza pan and bake on 500 for about 10 minutes or until done.
Sauce: I use a marinara from Costco most of the time. I will post a recipe for a homemade version soon. You can use your favorite marinara sauce.
Toppings: Pick what you love! We do mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, bacon, olives. We love to try new ways to excite our pizza night.
These are the products I use to make my pizza making nights fantastic!