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Even Easier Homemade Pizza

There is a lot of mystery and drama around when it comes to home cooking. In fact, you might be reading this and thinking pizza has to be way too hard to make. To be honest, the most difficult part is remembering to take the dough out of the fridge in time. Make it a family project, and you’ll have fun too.

Homemade Pizza

Easy Homemade Pizza-Fun to Make and Eat.

Easy Homemade Pizza-Fun to Make and Eat.

Serves 2.

The Basics:

  • 1 lb ball pizza dough (Use a wholesome brand without artificial ingredients.)
  • 1/2 cup seasoned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 lb sliced good quality mozzarella cheese
  • 2 to 4 ounces thinly sliced pepperoni (to taste) *
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Corn meal

Bring the ball of dough to room temperature by taking it out of the fridge about 2 1/2 hours before cooking time.

Dust the pizza pan with cornmeal. Don’t be discouraged if your pan has holes in it like mine does.

Gently stretch the dough out to cover the pan evenly. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Fairly uniform with no tears is your goal.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Spread about 1 tablespoon oil over entire crust. I use the back of a teaspoon.

Spread sauce over crust to about 1/2 inch from the edge. I used to buy pizza sauce, but seasoned tomato sauce is just as good and much cheaper.

Distribute cheese evenly, and then do the same with the pepperoni.

Bake for about 15 minutes until hot and bubbly, taking care not to burn crust.

Switch pans halfway through when making two pies.

Cool a few minutes, slide onto a cutting board, and cut with a very sharp knife or pizza cutter.

* Alternate toppings: thinly sliced mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, onions, cooked sausage, black olives, etc.

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