Homemade Pizza Is Better Than Delivery

Brianne DiSylvester

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I love me some pizza! What's not to like? I'm what you call a pizza pure-ist. I love mine with tons of gooey mozz and just one topping like mushrooms or pepperoni. Don't ask why I don't like them mixed. I don't know, other than the fact that maybe it covers up the flavor and texture of the cheese -- the best part in my book. And since I've been making pizza at home, I'll never go back to that delivery or frozen stuff. Try it: It's easy and you can get the kiddos involved!

Here's what you do: 

  • 1 ball pizza dough (ask you local pizzeria; it's usually $3 a ball)
  • 1 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Any extra topping you want like pineapple, onions, green peppers, mushrooms ... the list is endless

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Spread out the dough to for a rectangle. The best way to do this is to get your hands into the mix. Hold one end and let the other end hang. The bulk with stretch out the dough. Or you can use a rolling pin with a floured surface. Place on the baking sheet and stretch to meet the edges or fold in to make a crust if it's larger. Top with a thin layer of sauce, cheese, and your fave toppings. Bake at 500 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

Stay tuned tomorrow to find out how to make donut holes from leftover pizza dough!

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