Homemade pizza recipe

As promised I will share how you can make your own delicious homemade pizza! It’s really quite simple but there are a few kitchen tools that will make the process even simpler. You’ll find them below….

When we got married we were gifted a kitchen aid mixer from my husband’s parents. At the time we used it for making cookies, but over the years it’s been used for a handful of things. Pizza dough is one of them. Now I couldn’t live without it!! Plus it reminds us of my mother in law, who we lost. It’s one of those items, I would love to pass down to my children.

While in high school my husband worked at a pizza shop, so making pizzas has always been his specialty. He hasn’t lost his touch, he’s still making amazing pizzas to this day.

A long time ago we stumbled across a dough recipe, and instead of making changes over the years we just stuck with it. I guess we feel like why change something that’s good! Give it a try. It just might be your new go to pizza recipe.

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Ingredients for the dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/3 cups all purpose flower

How to make your dough:

In a stand mixer bowl, Add your warm water, yeast and brown sugar. Mix together and let it sit for 10 mins. (The warm water and sugar will make the yeast come alive). Then add your olive oil, salt and flour. Turn the mixer on low (make sure your using your dough hook attachment). Keep on low until your flour is mixed in. Then turn it up to medium speed for 5-7 mins. Or longer if it’s too sticky. Flour your hands to take the dough out of the bowl and add a little olive oil to the bottom. Make sure your dough ball is formed into a ball and place it back in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place on the counter to allow for the dough to rise. If you want pizza the same day allow 4-5 hours for it to rise. I usually make it in the morning if I want pizza for dinner.

This dough should make roughly 3 medium sized pizzas. Or 2 large and 1 personal sized pizza. That’s what we do in our house. My daughter loves pizza but with no cheese so we usually make a small one for her.


Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 1 can of San Marzano peeled tomatoes. My go to brand is Cento
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian seasoning Or basil if available

Making your sauce:

Start with a bowl, open your can of tomatoes and pull out each tomato and hand crush each one into the bowl. Then add your minced garlic, salt and pepper and Italian seasoning. Season to your liking. And there you go. Your sauce is ready.


Preheat your oven to 450-500 degrees

When your dough is ready. Start with a clean, dry surface and sprinkle some flour on it. Punch your dough and pull it out of the bowl. Form in a big ball. Then divide it in 3 equal pieces (or 2 large and 1 small) what ever works best for your family. And roll it out to form a circle. Flipping and rolling each side, making sure it doesn’t stick. Adding flour when needed.

Then flour your pizza peel. This is another kitchen item I couldn’t live without!! Place your rolled out dough onto your floured pizza peel and add your sauce and pizza ingredients. Then place it on your pizza stone by using a back and forth motion with your pizza peel (it took me awhile to master this) then cook for 10 mins or less. Just pay attention so the bottom doesn’t burn.

And there you go! Give yourself a pat on the back. You just made yourself some delicious homemade pizza!!

I hope your family enjoys it, just as much as mine.


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