Well guys, I finally found the recipe for homemade pizza dough. It’s only taken me years of trying a different recipe every week because I never found one that was quite right. I loved many of them- probably all of them- because it’s pizza, c’mon. This recipe is the one for me though! It’s not too thick, not too thin, tasty, and makes great leftovers.
I’ve been making a lot of meals for you guys! I have so many I want/need to post but I figured it was time for this one because homemade pizza is made so often in my house that this needs to be put on the blog so I don’t have to keep going back to my notebook for the dough recipe! This one is just cheese but I usually put every kind of veggie I have in the fridge on it! So, it’s healthy. ish. Very healthy-ish….
It’s something I know that my boys will eat which is a huge victory because lately I feel like I just keep making a million different foods for them during the day in hopes they will just take a few bites. They usually don’t and I am the one that usually finishes their food. Not so awesome. So when I need them to go to bed with full bellies I can run to homemade pizza.
Yields: One sheet pan
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (Baby bath water temperature)
- 1 Tablespoon yeast- active dry (Yes, it makes a different which yeast you have.)
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 3 1/2 cups flour- added slowly!!
- Any veggies you have!
- Marinara, pizza sauce, or my favorite Pirro Pizza Sauce (10% off if you use discount code LEMONPIE)
- Cheese- Mozzarella or Cheddar! (I like both!)
- Dice any veggies you have in your fridge if you’d like a vegetable pizza and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- In your mixing bowl add the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir and let sit for ten minutes until yeast is frothy and bubbled. If it isn’t you most likely have old yeast or your water temperature is either too hot or cold.
- Once your yeast is proofed then you can add your oil, salt, and Italian seasoning. Mix.
- Add one half cup at a time of flour while it is mixing. Add the flour until it is no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl-should be around 3 in a half cups give or take a fourth cup depending on climate. Once the dough is “cleaning” the sides of the bowl knead for three minutes so it has an elastic texture.
Immediately roll it out onto a sheet pan. *If your dough starts to shrink back that means you need to let your dough rest for five to ten minutes and roll it out again.* You might need to sprinkle flour onto the dough if it is sticky. Pour pasta sauce on. Sprinkle on the desired amount of cheese and add your veggies. Bake pizza for 14-16 minutes until it is however crunchy you like your crust!
I can’t wait to start getting into these Fall recipes now that the cold weather is starting in. I’ll be scouring my Pinterest and Instagram for new recipes so send any Fall favorite recipes you have my way and I will add them to my menu!
-Marinn & boys