Pizza Home Made From Scratch

Quick and easy dough that you can add what ever toppings you want. It takes about a hour to put this together and bake. Save your money on home delivery and make it yourself. Just add the ingredients to your shopping list to keep on hand to use on a moment notice. A little practice at making the dough will soon make pizza night fun.

I make my own pizza sauce and can it. Since I live in a trailer in Florida I don’t have a canning pantry. I keep my jars in boxes tucked away a round the house. The past couple of weeks I have going through the boxes to see what I have left. Usually I use up the pizza sauce in a year and I thought I was out. To my surprise I found a dozen 1/2 pints that was hiding. Now I can make pizza which will add one more dish to what I can serve in this period of rising cost of food. I posted how I made my pizza sauce a couple of years ago.

Pizza Dough

  • Servings: 8 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 package dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted shortening
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour


In a large mixing bowl and warm water(110 degrees), yeast and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes or until yeast activates. Add oil then add in flour that has been sifted with salt. Stir until a soft dough forms. Let rise for 30 minutes. Punch down and spread on 12 inch pizza pan that has been covered with foil or parchment paper. Use hands to pat the dough into place. Slide paper or foil off of the pan with the pizza dough on it. Place pan in oven while oven preheats.

Preheat oven 400 degrees

Top pizza crust dough with favorite sauce and toppings. When oven and pan is hot, place the pizza with paper back on the pan in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until pizza is brown on the bottom . Let rest on the pan for 5 minutes before cutting into slices.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. We love to make pizza, so much better than delivery! I am impressed that you make your own dough and sauce, I know it must be delicious!


    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I learned to can when I was young. I do mostly small batch canning in an automatic pressure canner. I do this year around with soups and meats. The pressure canner is a little bit larger then a instant pot. It only holds 5 pints or 4 quarts. I have been writing some posts to share of a few small batch canning recipes I did the past couple of weeks.

      I agree, making pizza is far cheaper then take out. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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  2. Doc Reiss says:

    Great recipe. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for stopping in.


  3. What a lovely and easy recipe! So glad you found that sauce.
    What are your favorite toppings?

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      We like lots of different toppings. It just depends on what is on hand. This one had sausage, onion, peppers black olives and cheese. I like oregano sprinkled on the top. We have put chicken on top with pineapple, broccoli with the cheese on the bottom and top. No tomato sauce on that one. Growing up, I had a friend’s mother that made a plain pizza with just tomato sauce, as a breakfast food. She was from Italy was a war bride that didn’t have much to eat and pizza was poor people’s food. At least that was what she told us.

      Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

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