Stupid-Easy Recipe for Pizza (#1 Top-Rated)


Make pizza at home with this easy pizza from-scratch recipe. You start by making the dough for the crust, then add your choice of toppings to a pepperoni pizza, veggie pizza, or Hawaiian pizza.

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1. Info for Pizza

  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 313.26 kcal

2. Ingredients for Pizza

  • 2 1/4 tsp. packaged active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar (or honey)
  • 3 cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. water (more as needed)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Flour (for dusting)
  • 1/2 cup marinara (more as needed)
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella or sliced mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni (for pepperoni pizza)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (for veggie pizza)
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts (for veggie pizza)
  • 1 cup diced green peppers (for veggie pizza)
  • 1 cup diced deli ham (for Hawaiian pizza)
  • 1 cup diced pineapple (for Hawaiian pizza)

3. Directions:

3.1 Microwave

Microwave the water in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments until water is warm to the touch. Sprinkle in the active dry yeast and sugar. Let yeast activate for 5 minutes.

3.2 Prep

Transfer the yeast mixture to stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add the flour, salt, and olive oil. Mix on medium-low speed until the dough forms a ball. If dough seems dry and is not coming together, add 1 tablespoon of water and mix until a ball has formed.

Knead dough on medium speed until it is smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.

Spray a large mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray and transfer dough to bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let dough proof at room temperature until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

3.3 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 500°F. Place a pizza stone in center of the oven.

3.4 Prep

Lightly flour two large pieces of parchment paper. Cut the dough in half. Use one half per pizza. Using your fists, gently stretch the dough out from the center. Move your fists out toward the edges to form a large circle. Stretch the dough out as much as possible, then roll out to form a 12-inch circle. Place the dough on a piece of floured parchment. Place the parchment and dough on a sheet pan. Repeat with second half of dough on second sheet pan.

For a cheese pizza, use a ladle or spoon to spread marinara over the pizza dough, leaving a border of 1/2 inch around the edge. Sprinkle on the mozzarella and Parmesan.

For a pepperoni pizza, arrange the pepperoni over cheese.

For a veggie pizza, arrange the mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and green peppers over cheese pizza.

For a Hawaiian pizza, arrange the deli ham and pineapple over cheese pizza.

3.5 Oven

Carefully slide the pizza dough from the parchment paper onto center of pizza stone. Use a spatula if needed to help guide pizza off the parchment paper. Bake the pizza until edges are crispy golden brown and cheese is bubbly and melted, 9-10 minutes.

When done, remove first pizza and set aside. Bake the second pizza until edges are crispy and golden brown and cheese is bubbly and melted, 9-10 minutes.

3.6 Check

Check to see that pizza is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.7 Serve

Use a metal serving spatula to transfer the pizza to a serving dish. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then cut with a pizza cutter and serve.


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