When I first set out to make pizza at home from scratch I found one recipe and kept tweaking it. I now have the best and most delicious recipe that I want to share. I love simple, I love easy and I love good food! I also found a pizza sauce without sugar added and without other junk added. It was maybe a dollar more but gosh, for $2.50 and using only half the bottle is darn cheap. Picture is down below. Also, I cut out the oil out in the recipe and the crust is spot on amazing! I hope you get to try this recipe out, we absolutely loved it.
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 tsp yeast (I only use Fleischmann’s brand)
1/2 tsp raw sugar or regular sugar if that’s all you have
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 Cups White whole wheat flour (I only use King Arthur brand)or just regular white flour if that’s all you have
2 tsp dried basil
Pepperoni or whatever topping you like
Warm you mixing bowl by adding hot water and let it sit for 1 minute. Pour out the water and then start your first ingredient.
Add 1 cup of warm water to mixing bowl, yeast and sugar. Mix the yeast mixture enough to make sure all the ingredients are wet. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until yeast rises.
Add flour, salt and garlic powder and mix the ingredients with a dough hook until all are mixed together.
Lightly flour a counter and put dough on it. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Sometimes I let it sit more if I get sidetracked, which is very easy with kids. Ha!
Now is the time to preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Once the dough is done sitting, roll the dough out into a circle or whatever shape you need for your pan. I make sure the dough is about an inch over on the sides so I can roll it up to make crust.
Lightly spay your pan with cooking spray.
Put the pizza dough on pan and roll the sides up two times. Make a small crust border. Not sure how else to explain it, ha!
Set aside and let it sit for about 10 minutes. I know, sounds like a lot of waiting…..but you want a really good tasting homemade pizza right? It also gives me time to clean up the kitchen and tend to my boys. That way I don’t have a mess to clean up after dinner is done.
After the 10 minutes, add the pizza sauce.
Add the desired amount of cheese
Sprinkle your dried basil on the cheese
Add your toppings. Our favorite is pepperoni. I use the Applegate pepperoni brand. It’s way healthier than other brand. And they do not have nitrates in it. Thank goodness for that.
Put in your preheated oven for 20 minutes. Check the pizza to see if it is brown on the edges. If not keep in the oven for 5 more minutes. Our pizza came out perfect in 25 minutes.
Cut and enjoy! Try not to eat the whole pizza at once. Hehe!
If you have any questions just ask me!