Homemade Pizza Crust

We wanted pizza tonight. So I made some homemade dough and we had fun adding toppings. It is the easiest thing. And it always turns out delicious on my pizza stones. 

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe
1 C warm water
1 T sugar
1 T Active Dry Yeast
1 t salt
3 T  canola oil
2 1/2 to 3 Cups of white flour
2-3 Cups of mozzarella cheese, grated

Pizza Sauce (I use Prego with mushrooms)
Toppings of your choice for 2 large (12 inch) pizzas

Mix up all the ingredients. 

Be sure you let the dough rest for 5 minutes,  after you mix up all the ingredients and roll it into a ball. Then drop a bit of oil on each of the stones and rub it around before placing dough on the stone. If you made a super large pizza I usually bake it for about 6 minutes first before adding any toppings or sauce to be sure the middle will cook through and not be doughy. (I use a hot oven 450).

 But if you are doing medium like 12 inch pizzas, don’t worry about it. Use a pizza stone and roll out the divided dough onto 2 different stones. I used one round one and one new rectangle one I bought recently. Be sure they are oiled.

 We did one pizza in pepperoni with mushrooms and olives.

 The other one we did in canadian bacon and pineapple tidbits. Yum. That’s my favorite. We left part of it just cheese pizza for the kiddos.

 Once you spread the dough out evenly all over your two pizza pans or stones, then Pour 3/4 to 1 cup Prego sauce over the pizza. Then you can add 1 1/2 cups of the cheese on each pizza and your own choice of toppings.

 Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a 450 oven. When it looks ready and bubbly take it out and let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting into it with a pizza cutter. I usually try to do 8 to 10 pieces, making some large and some small for the adults and the kids. Then dig in brutha! It’s done!

Homemade Pizza is so much better than boxed pizzas from the supermarket. And it is just as good as the pizza shops make! Just be sure you use a good pizza dough recipe. That’s the secret!