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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, the pizza arrives via a knock at the door and is 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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MYO Fresh Pizza Dough

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

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.
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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 400°F If you like really thick crust you can double the dough recipe and extend the baking time by 5 minutes.

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Homemade Fresh Pizza Dough

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Medium Size Mixing Bowl
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian-American
Servings 8
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 ½ cups Flour
  • 2 tablespoon Oil olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Warm water 100-105°F
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal optional
Assorted Pizza Toppings
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Onions optional, diced
  • Green Peppers optional, diced
  • Pepperoni optional
  • Sausage optional ,cooked & diced

Instructions
 

  • 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.
    2 1/2 cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 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.
    2 tablespoon Oil, 1 cup Warm water 100-105°F
  • 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, then additional toppings of choice.
  • Bake the Pizza for 16-18 minutes at 400°F

Notes

Thick Crust:

If you prefer a thick crust,  double the dough recipe and extend the baking time by 5 minutes.
Nutrition data is figured on dough only, without toppings.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 293mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 2mgNet Carbs: 31g
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9 thoughts on “MYO Fresh Pizza Dough”

    • 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.

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  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.

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  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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