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Homemade Pizza

A quick and easy recipe for homemade pizza!  Why buy if you can make it yourself!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Rising Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 pkg Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2-3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • corn meal
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 5-6 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 oz fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-3 oz sliced pepperoni
  • 1-3 oz sliced mushrooms
  • various toppings


    Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add salt and olive oil while the mixer is on.  Then add 2 1/2 cups of flour slowly while continuing to mix.  Mix thoroughly on slowest setting.
    Remove formed dough to floured surface and knead by hand for 3-4 minutes to incorporate more flour.  Return dough to oiled mixing bowl and turn once to coat all the surfaces. Cover with clean dish towel.
    Let rise until at least doubled, approx. one hour.
    Punch dough down and divide in half.  Option to freeze half of the dough.
    Roll dough out on 13" pizza stone sprinkled with corn meal. Cut small slits in dough to prevent bubbling up. Bake at 450* for 5 minutes
    Add Italian seasoning to the tomato sauce then pour into a small pan. Cook on low until sauce is reduced and thickened. 
    Shred cheeses.  Prep pepperoni, mushrooms and any other toppings by thinly slicing.
    Spread the sauce, add the cheese and the toppings.  Bake an additional 8-12 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
    Cut into 8 slices and enjoy!