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Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe

Large pizza

Make your Pizza Sauce first or have a can of sauce handy, then make the pizza crust. Make sure you grate some cheese too.

Pizza sauce is easy to make and sometimes I just use spaghetti sauce, and after I spread it on the crust, I sprinkle extra garlic and oregano on it. There are some recipes below.

The pizza in the picture was made using the recipe below. It makes enough for 2 pizzas or one large pizza. If you don't have any yeast, make a Pizza Crust using baking powder such as in Pizza Crust #2. Also check out Pizza Bites, on the refrigerator biscuits page.

Pizza Crusts with Yeast recipes

Pizza Crusts

Make 1 large pan or 2 pizza pan size. Eat one freeze the other. Cheese Pizza
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve the yeast in warm water Mix in rest of ingredients in order given. Let sit in a covered bowl for 5 min. Grease 2 pizza pans (don't use oil)
Divide dough in half. Plop half the dough in center of each pan and spread to edges with your hands. If the dough is too sticky add a little flour. You can also butter your fingers.

Spread your Pizza Sauce on, Add your choice of meats and veggies.

If you want a thin crust, cook it now. If you want a thick crust, cover the pizza with Saran wrap and let rise on top of the stove for an hour.

Preheat oven to 425°. Cook on lowest rack in oven for 10 min. then take out, sprinkle with your cheeses, and put back in oven for 5 more minutes.

If the pizza is frozen, put on lowest rack in oven at 425 for 15 minutes, take out, put on cheeses, put back in oven for 5 min or until cheese melts.

My Note: This is the recipe I have used for years.

Pizza Crust Dough

  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. salad oil
  • 3 c. flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water, then add sugar, salt, oil, and flour, and knead until it is smooth. Let rise until double in bulk, then roll out on two pizza pans and top with your favorite toppings.

Pepperoni pizza

I put the pizza in the oven for 10 minutes at 425°, and have now added the cheese and pepperoni. I'll put it back in the oven for 5 minutes so the cheese will melt. You have to use the lower rack in your oven, otherwise the crust on the bottom will be soft.

No Yeast Crusts

Pizza Crust #2 - No Yeast Recipe

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup. oil

Mix altogether. Spread thin on cookie sheet

Bisquick Pizza Crust

Easy Pizza Recipe
  • 1 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/3 cup very hot water
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

Heat oven to 450°. Mix the Bisquick and water about 20 times. Turn onto a surface well dusted with Bisquick mix and roll to coat it. Knead the dough until smooth and no longer sticky, about 60 times. Roll into a 12 inch circle and place on a greased 12 inch cookie sheet, brush the top with oil.

Put your desired ingredients on top. Bake on lowest oven rack until crust is brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Pizza Sauce recipes

Pizza Sauce 1

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Dash of black pepper

My Note: I prefer using tomato paste to make a sauce for 2 crusts.

Pizza Sauce 2

  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
Pizza Ideas

Easy Little Pizzas

  • 6 English Muffins, split
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 4 oz. Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 lb. sausage
  • oregano

Mix together tomato paste, sugar, salt, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Spread thinly on muffins. Sprinkle cheese over tomato mixture. Top with sausage. Sprinkle with oregano. Bake at 450 about 15 minutes.

Mashed Potato Pizza

Mashed Potato Pizza
  • 2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1 (8 oz package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (3 oz jar real bacon bits
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 (10oz can pizza crust dough
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat the oven to 425°. Prepare instant mashed potatoes according to package directions. Stir in half of the Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and green onions.

Cut the pizza crust dough in half, and spread into the bottom of two 8-inch round pans. Bake for 4 minutes in the preheated oven, until about halfway done. Spoon the potato mixture over each crust. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over the top.

Bake for an additional 5 minutes in the preheated oven, until crust is golden, and cheese is melted. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Top with sour cream to taste.

This pizza does not have a tomato sauce


    Put in a mixing bowl:
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • Let stand 5 minutes. Stir. Add:
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Beat well. Add:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • Beat until smooth. Add:
  • About 1 1/2 cups flour using enough to make the dough just barely firm enough to handle.

Knead until smooth. Divide in thirds. Knead each piece into a ball. Flatten, then pull and stretch gently to fit 9-inch layer cake tins, lightly greased. Press up around the edges to make a slight rim. Let rise 15 minutes.

  • Brush lightly with Olive oil
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Cover with Fresh tomatoes or drained canned tomatoes
  • Slivers of mozzarella or other Italian cheese
  • Chopped anchovies or meat
  • Sprinkling of oregano or basil
Bake 25 minutes at 425°. Make three 9-inch pizzas.
See the recipe: Pizza

Recipes for Pizza type dishes

Pizza Loaf

  • 1 pkg hamburger, approx. 2 lbs.
  • 1 1/2 c. oatmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 2 c. pizza sauce
  • 2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Mozzarella cheese

Mix everything together and put in a 9x13 inch pan. Bake 1 hour at 350

Pizza Chicken

  • 3 whole chicken breasts (or 6 halves, or 1 fryer cut up)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter or oleo
  • 10 1/2 oz can of pizza sauce
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

Beat egg, salt and pepper in a bowl. Dip chicken in egg. Cover with crumbs. Brown the chicken in oleo in large skillet and place in small pot. Pour pizza sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese, cut in small pieces. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cook for 15 minutes more.
Recipe from a 1965 Derby CT Woman's Guild Cookbook

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