MYO Fresh Pizza Dough

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Pizza is one of America’s beloved dishes. It’s generally the Choice meal for those in a hurry, the least likely meal to be rejected by hungry kids and one of the cheapest to feed an entire family.

But, for many families, pizza arrives via a knock at the door and hidden within a cardboard box. Here is a simple, dirt cheap, yet delicious pizza dough recipe for making pizza at home . . .

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You’ll Need:
2 1/2 c. Flour
2 T. Oil (olive or vegetable oil)
1 c. Warm water 100-105F
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp salt
2 1/4 tsp Active yeast

In a medium size mixing bowl mix flour, sugar and salt until well combined. Pour half of the flour mixture into a bowl, add yeast, stirring well. To the yeast/flour mix, add the warm water and oil, mixing well until very smooth, add remaining flour/sugar/salt mixture until fully incorporated. Cover with a clean cloth and let rest 5 minutes.myo-fresh-pizza-dough

To make a traditional pizza you’ll need mozzarella cheese, 1 8 oz can tomato sauce, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp minced garlic. Combine the garlic, Italian seasoning and tomato sauce together.

Lightly oil or flour your hands and spread the pizza dough onto a pizza pan that has been dusted lightly with cornmeal.

Apply the sauce, add a layer of chopped pepperoni or sausage, peppers, onions, or whatever toppings your family desires. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese, add additional toppings as desired.

This truly is a matter of personal preference. In the northeast folks generally prefer their toppings on TOP of their cheese. In the Midwest, the toppings are often UNDER the cheese. This is strictly a regional thing- and it doesn’t matter where you put them!

Bake your Pizza for 16-18 minutes at 400F If you like really thick crust you can double the dough recipe and extend the baking time by 5 minutes.

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9 Comments

    • Can this dough be made ahead and frozen?

      yes! i frequently freeze mine, and as long as i let it thoroughly thaw out and come to room temp it comes out great. just put the dough in a ziplock bag and it is usually good for 3 months.

  1. this is pretty much the recipe i use, and it’s always welcome by the kids in my house. i keep a container of spaghetti sauce in the frig for the toddler’s “noodles”, so i usually use some of that instead of tomato sauce. pizza is also a great way to get rid of leftover single pieces of chicken, scoops of bbq pork, spinach….

    all hidden in cheese.

  2. This is close to what I make my pizza dough too.

    I trace my pan on parchment paper. Add a little olive oil to the center and spread the dough. Since we like thin crust, one recipe make two thin crust.

    While waiting for the dough to cook, I start another batch of dough. The reason being, I can make more pizza later in the week. It’s also a good surprise to gift a friend.

    I’ve been making pizza dough for many many years. Same dough makes great calzones too.

    To freeze, I wrap in Glad Press-n-Seal (I love this stuff!!!!) It’s a great way to be half prepared for dinner during the week.

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