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Homemade Pizza : No more Takeout!

Try this recipe for Homemade Pizza for your next family night. Building your own pizza is so much fun and less expensive than fast food!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Pizza
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 & 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal

Pizza Sauce:

  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt or salt free seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

Crust:

  • Pour 1/2 cup of warm water into your stand mixer/ mixing bowl, then sprinkle in the active dry yeast, and 1 tbsp of granulated sugar.
  • Whisk the ingredients together, then let it sit for about 5 - 7 minutes, or until the yeast foams.
  • Next pour in the rest of the warm water, and add in 3/4 tsp salt, 2 tbsp of olive oil, and the bread flour.
  • Mix the ingredients until it forms into dough, and knead the dough for about 10 minutes.
  • Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, then place the dough in the bowl.
  • rubs a small amount of oil onto the dough, then cover the bowl, and let the dough rest ( in a warm area) for 1 & 1/2 hours.
  • Once the dough has rested, punch it in the middle to remove the excess air.
  • Sprinkle your pizza pan with 1 tbsp of cornmeal, then place the dough on top of the cornmeal.
  • Use your fingers to press & flatten the dough into your desire shape & size.

Sauce:

  • Add the tomato paste and water into a medium sized pan, and whisk together.
  • Place the pan over medium heat, then pour in 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • toss in all of the seasonings, sugar, and grated parmesan. Mix until well combined, and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, and let the sauce cool down before using.

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