How to make homemade pizza

D and I often make homemade pizza using our (currently cracked) pizza stone and starting with a frozen dough base. But recently when visiting Allie’s house to complete some MOH duties, we broke out her pizza dough yeast and made some homemade pizza entirely from scratch. Here’s how we did it (recipe courtesy of Fleischmann’s pizza crust yeast):


  • 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 flour (we used bread flour but the recipe also lists all-purpose flour so I bet both are fine)
  • 1 envelop Pizza Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm tap water
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Pizza sauce and toppings as desired
  • Pizza pan (or stone)
  • If pizza pan, use cooking spray to grease
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring Cups and spoons

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Add water and oil. Mix together until well blended.

Add gradually 1/2 cup flour until soft dough ball is formed. (it will be sticky). Add additional flour if needed to form dough ball.

Knead on a floured surface adding additional flour if needed, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.

With floured hands, press dough out to fill greased pizza pan.

Add toppings. For our pie, we added a vodka pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese to cover. Allie added peppers, onions, goat cheese and garlic to her side, but I kept mine plain jane.

Bake on bottom oven rack of 12 to 15 minutes.

Allow it to sit for a few minutes before digging in!

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