Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s easy, delicious, and a crowd favorite. It’s easily the safest bet to serve at parties and gatherings. What if I told you that you could make the best pizza in your own oven for less than $8? Not only is this recipe cost-effective – it can make having parties even more fun! Invite guests to make their own pizzas and make it a true pizza party. The ingredients I mention are less than $8 and can make a lot of pizza over time. The best part is, it’s healthier than take-out!
I like making pizza at home because I can really customize the pizza the way I want without having to pay a restaurant extra money. With homemade pizza, I can add as much or as little cheese, pepperoni, sauce, whatever I want! Not to mention, I know what is in the pizza. No more worrying about preservatives and other hidden additions to your pizza.
Easy Homemade Pizza Dough
- 2.5 Cups Bread Flour
- 3 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 2 Cups Water
- 1/4 Teaspoon Active Dried Yeast
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and yeast. Whisk together until blended
Slowly stir in water with a wooden spoon until you get a shaggy dough. Do not add all the water at once! You may not need it all.
Once the dough has an even consistency, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 18-24 hours to self-ferment.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PIZZA
Easy Homemade Pizza
- 1 Square Pizza Dough
- 1/2 Cup Pizza Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Low-Moisture Mozzarella Cheese
- Toppings of Choice
Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees with a pizza stone inside for at least 1 hour.
Take the pizza dough that has been sitting at room temperature for 18-24 hours and dump onto a well-floured work space. Add a generous amount of flour to the top and knead into a ball. Divide the dough into 4 parts (this will make 4 pizzas). Take one part and plastic wrap the others for later use.
Use your fingers to guide the dough into a circle shape. Then use your knuckles to spread the dough out until you've reached your desired shape and size.
Apply some corn meal to a wooden pizza spatula so the pizza can be easily transferred to a from the oven. Lay your dough on the spatula, making sure it moves easily. Apply corn meal to any part that sticks.
Gently spoon pizza sauce onto the surface of the dough. For more crust, avoid applying sauce to the edges. For less crust, move the sauce to the edge of the dough.
Grate cheese and apply as much or as little on top of the pizza sauce. Do not use pre-shredded cheese as it has a lot of preservatives that will prevent the cheese from melting evenly!
Apply toppings as desired.
Transfer pizza to pre-heated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy
What are your favorite pizza toppings? Let me know in the comments!
Rissa is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer alongside with managing her blog, So Very Me. She also runs a YouTube channel making family style vlogs and videos. When she’s not working, she’s usually playing video games with her husband and hanging out with her two pups, Kiba and Zoey.