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Creative Pizza Topping Ideas to Elevate Your Homemade Pizza Game

Pizza with differnt toppings
Creative Pizza Topping Ideas to Elevate Your Homemade Pizza Game

Making homemade pizza is a delicious and customizable process. Here's a step-by-step guide to making a classic pizza:


For the Pizza Dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110°F/43°C)

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

For the Pizza Sauce:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes

  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Toppings:

  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Your choice of toppings (e.g., pepperoni, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, olives, etc.)


  • Mixing bowls

  • Rolling pin

  • Baking sheet or pizza stone

  • Pizza peel (optional)

  • Pizza cutter or sharp knife

Step 1: Prepare the Pizza Dough

  1. In a small bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes foamy.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.

  3. Pour the yeast mixture and olive oil into the flour mixture.

  4. Stir until a dough forms.

  5. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes until it's smooth and elastic.

  6. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise for 1-2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

Step 2: Prepare the Pizza Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, dried oregano, and dried basil.

  2. Simmer the sauce on low heat for about 15-20 minutes until it thickens.

  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set the sauce aside.

Step 3: Preheat the Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to the highest temperature it can reach (usually around 500°F/260°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while it preheats.

Step 4: Shape the Pizza Dough

  1. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into 2 equal portions for two 12-inch pizzas.

  2. On a floured surface, roll out each portion into a 12-inch circle. You can also use your hands to stretch and shape the dough.

Step 5: Assemble the Pizza

  1. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone if you have one.

  2. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce over the dough, leaving a small border for the crust.

  3. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.

  4. Add your choice of toppings.

Step 6: Bake the Pizza

  1. Place the pizza in the preheated oven.

  2. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

Step 7: Slice and Serve

  1. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a minute.

  2. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to slice the pizza into wedges.

  3. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade pizza!

Feel free to experiment with different toppings and sauces to create your own unique pizza creations.

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Nov 10, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

The piźza looks so good. I tried the recipe and it wa s delicious


Nov 10, 2023

Thank you for these recipes

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