Homemade Pizza

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. Now I have to admit that I’ve never really been a big fan, but I do love watching the commercials and eating all of the yummy, unhealthy food! 🙂 This Sunday, we are hosting a few friends and everyone is bringing a dish. I’m super excited to relax, hang out with friends, and eat all of the different foods!

Anyways, pizza is such a staple food for football parties. Some people just order pizza- which I have absolutely no problem with, but why not make your own this year?


  • 1 package of yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus extra
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • pizza sauce
  • 2+ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • pepperoni, sausage, peppers, olives, mushrooms (optional)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle yeast over ¼ cup of warm water and let stand for about 10 minutes.

Process the flour, sugar and salt for 6 seconds. Add the yeast, process 10 seconds longer. Combine the oil and water and drizzle through the feed tube while machine is running, until a clump of dough forms around the blade. Once the dough clumps around the blade, process for 30 to 40 seconds longer. Dough should be a little sticky.

Divide dough in half and knead on floured surface into smooth balls. If you are only making a single pizza, wrap the other ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate or freeze. Press the dough directly on an oiled pizza pan or stone. Brush the dough with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with italian seasoning. Place immediately into the preheated oven. Bake for 8 minutes.

Remove from the oven, spoon on sauce, cheese, and desired toppings. Sprinkle some Italian seasoning on the very top. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.

This pizza turned out really great! In fact, my hubby and I ate 1 whole pizza by ourselves. This is definitely worth the effort, and you can actually make the dough in advance. This is going on my super bowl party menu.


February 2, 2011. Main Dishes.

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