Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe

Ahh who doesn't love pizza? Gooey cheese, warm bread, tasty toppings, I'm already making myself hungry! Today we're bringing you an easy homemade pizza recipe to try for your next date night or adventure in the kitchen. With straightforward ingredients, a quick prep, and an easy baking method, your kitchen is going to smell like an Italian pizzeria and your belly is going to be full. Let's get started!

Toppings For Homemade Pizza

Oh boy, toppings. The fun part about pizza is that with a good base, you can really build it out to be whatever you desire. We recommending trying lots of different things, across different times that you try this recipe, because you may surprise yourself at how many delicious flavors you get.

Here are some ideas to get you started on your toppings for your homemade pizza:

  • BBQ Pizza Toppings: bbq sauce, red onion, green onion, cheese, pepper, banana peppers, and spinach
  • Everything Pizza Toppings: mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, salami, Italian sausage, black olives, mushrooms, bell peppers, red onions, garlic
  • Veggie Pizza Toppings: mushrooms, mixed peppers, red onions, black olives, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, fresh Roma tomatoes
  • Hawaiian Pizza Toppings: mozzarella, Canadian bacon, garlic, red onions, pineapple
  • Greek Pizza Toppings: Pesto, mozzarella, Kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, red onions, artichoke hearts, feta cheese

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe - Swolverine

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe (Step by Step)

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 cups all purpose flour or whole wheat flour plus more for knitting
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Recipe For Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp oregano
  • 3 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbs garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe - Swolverine

Toppings For Homemade Pizza

  • desired amount of shredded mozzarella

  • portobello mushroom sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes (fire roasted tomatoes are good too)
  • spinach cut into ribbons
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, olives
  • crushed chili flakes
  • Protein (prosciutto, chicken, salami, canadian bacon, etc.) 
  • Sliced basil

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line baking sheet with parchment paper 

For the dough:

  1. To make dough, pour the water into medium mixing bowl and sprinkle yeast over the water
  2. let stand 5 minutes until dissolved and foamy
  3. add flour and salt
  4. mix with wooden spoon then knit with hands until dough forms
  5. tun the dough onto a floured surface and knead until forming a smooth tacky ball about 5-8 minutes
  6. cover dough with the upside down bowl and rest while you make the sauce and chop toppings (~15 min)

For the sauce:

  1. To make sauce, place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy
  2. Taste and adjust as preferred, set aside

For the toppings:

  1. Chop vegetables for toppings and cooked chicken

To Assemble:

  1. Roll out dough on floured surface to reach desired crust size thickness and shape
  2. transfer to sheet
  3. Assemble pizza by putting sauce then cheese then toppings

Homemade Pizza - How Long To Cook?

Bake 15-20 minutes checking the crust for desired crispiness. Let cool, slice, enjoy

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe - Swolverine

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