Friday Feast: Homemade Pizza
Pizza… one of the greatest foods. I’m using this Feast Friday to show you how to make one at home.
Preparation Time: about 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 18 minutes
Clean Time: 5 minutes
a package of dough (At Publix, there are usually globs of dough in the bakery. Sometimes if they don’t have them, or if you go to another grocery store — but why would you?– you can ask the bakery department. Pillsbury also sells their own.)
can of tomato sauce
toppings (This could be anything! Sausage, ground beef, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, black and green olives, onions, pineapple, whatever!)
cheese (We like mozzarella, but feta is great too!)
a rolling pin (If you don’t have a rolling pin, use a bottle of wine.)
a pizza pan or a cookie sheet (The one we have was FREE to us. The original owners of our house forgot a whole drawer of pans when they moved out!!)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Plop your glob of dough on some flour. Smooth some flour on your rolling pin and work the pin from the center outward to flatten your dough.
- Stretch the dough out on the greased pan. (Obsessive compulsive alert: the dough will probably pull and be annoying… don’t worry about it. The pizza will turn out fine, regardless of how perfect your crust is.)
- Smooth some tomato sauce on the dough, leaving an edge for the crust. (If you want to get really fancy, add red pepper, Tabasco and Greek seasonings to the sauce before smearing it on.)
- Add your toppings! There’s no limit to the number or variety of your toppings. Below is sausage and ground beef with mushrooms, black and green olives, and pepperoni to follow.
- Add a layer of cheese, then add any other toppings. (I like to add the pepperoni after the cheese.)
- Bake for 16-18 minutes. Depending on your preferences, you may want to keep it in the oven 2-3 minutes longer if you want a crispy crust.
This is a great, easy recipe, especially for company who may be vegetarian or picky. Enjoy!