This homemade pizza is so good, I don’t think we’ll ever order pizza again!
I love biting into the soft, thick crust, but if you prefer thin-crust pizza, you could probably slice the dough in half and make two thin-crust pizzas using the same amount of dough.
Obviously, use whatever toppings you like – the toppings listed here are just a suggestion.
If you prefer gluten free, low carb pizza, try this wonderful coconut flour pizza crust.
- Pizza crust:
- 1¼ cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 envelope rapid rise yeast
- Olive oil spray
- ¾ cup marinara sauce
- 2 cups shredded part-skim Mozzarella
- 1 small (4 oz) can sliced black olives, well-drained
- ¼ cup sliced canned jalapeño peppers
- ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- In the pan of an electric bread machine, combine the warm water, olive oil, both flours, gluten, sugar, salt, and yeast. Set the machine for the dough cycle.
- After about 10 minutes, check on the dough. It should have formed by now into a smooth, elastic ball that moves freely in the bread machine pan. If it's too dry, or to wet, add flour or water, one tablespoon at a time. I often find that I need to add 1 tablespoon of warm water at this point.
- When dough cycle is done, heat the oven to 100 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with olive oil spray.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Punch it down, form into a ball and place on the baking sheet. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in the warm oven. Let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the oven. Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Spray a 14-inch pizza pan with nonstick spray.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, then transfer to the pizza pan and use your fingers to gently stretch out the dough to cover the entire pan.
- Lightly spray the dough with olive oil spray. Spread the marinara sauce with a spatula, sprinkle with mozzarella, and add the toppings, except for the basil. You can use your own toppings of course, just don’t add too many, or the dough will come out soggy.
- Bake the pizza for 10 minutes, until dough is golden brown and puffed and cheese is melted. Sprinkle the chopped basil on top. Cut into 12 triangles using a silicone pizza cutter and serve.