recipe || homemade pizza

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My family made this pizza not too long ago and it turned out so good!!! 😀 The hardest part in the recipe is making the pizza dough and chopping vegetables, but it really wasn’t too difficult.


Pizza Dough

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 ounce packet active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt



Whisk 1 1/3 cups warm water (hot from the tap) together with sugar and salt.
Sprinkle in the packet of yeast and set aside, allowing the yeast to get foamy.
Add the olive oil to the yeast/water mixture.
Begin to stir in the flour, stirring until the mixture forms a dough.
Sprinkle a working surface area with extra flour and begin to knead your dough ball for another 5-10 minutes, until the dough is smooth.
Brush a small amount of olive oil on the dough ball and place back into mixing bowl.
Cover and set aside at room temperature for about an hour, allowing the ball to double in size.
When ready, roll out the dough to about 1/4-inch thick (or to your preference).


Pizza Sauce

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olivie oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Three 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped


Add a tablespoon or so of olive oil into a hot pan over medium heat.
Throw in the garlic and chopped onions and give them a stir.
Cook until the onions are soft, 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, whisking to deglaze the bottom of the pan.
Cook until the liquid reduces by half.
Add the crushed tomatoes and stir to combine.
Add salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of sugar.
Add the dried oregano and basil.
Reduce heat and heat low and simmer 30 minutes.



You can put whatever you like on your pizza.
This is what we used:

  • Italian sausage
  • pepperoni
  • mozzarella cheese
  • peppers and onions (sautéed for a few minutes for extra flavor)
  • fennel seed (we sprinkled this on the tomato sauce after spreading it on the pizza crust but before we added the rest of the toppings. The cheese goes on next, then the rest of the toppings)


DSC_5243The only thing we would do differently next time is spread the dough a little thinner because it was a lot of crust. We might also brush the crust with butter, and sprinkle it with garlic powder and parmesan cheese.

So that’s the recipe! I hope you enjoy your pizza!!

- maddy




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3 thoughts on “recipe || homemade pizza

  1. Oh yummy!!!!! We make homemade pizza too and it’s so much better than store-bought! 🙂 I’ll have to try the toppings from this recipe for one of ours sometime!


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