2 Ways to Make Pizza at home

Do you have a craving for homemade pizza? If so, you are not alone! Pizza is one of the most popular foods in America, and with good reason. It is delicious! But sometimes, it can be hard to find time to run out for take-out or order delivery when we are feeling lazy. That is why we are sharing 2 ways to make homemade pizza that are easy enough for any busy weeknight meal. Whether you like your crust thick and doughy or thin and crispy, there is something here that will satisfy your craving!

  • What is the fastest and easiest way to make pizza at home?

  • How to make restaurant-quality pizza at your home?

  • How to make pizza dough?

Pizza is an Italian dish made of a shallow bread-like crust covered with tomato sauce, cheese, and various toppings. Since the creation of the original pizza, many different variations have become popular. The following recipes are for making pizza in your home oven and for making it using a tandoor or clay oven.

2 Ways to make Homemade Pizza

  1. Pizza with Oven Recipe
  2. Pizza without Oven Recipe

Agitate: We all know how delicious pizza is, but we also know how bad it is for us. That is why we created Homemade Pizza! It makes a great alternative to delivery or takeout and still tastes amazing.

Solution: Our recipe book will show you step-by-step instructions on how to make your own homemade pizza with fresh ingredients in just 20 minutes or less! Each recipe comes with nutritional information and can be easily modified based on dietary needs (gluten-free, vegetarian). The best part? Making our recipes only costs about $1 per serving when compared to ordering out - which saves you money AND calories at the same time!

2 Ways to Make Pizza at home

Making Pizza Dough

This is the easiest, best recipe to make pizza dough. With just some simple ingredients and no fancy flours required (we have included instructions for using all-purpose or bread flour), this pizza crust requires just one bowl (no stand mixer, though you can use one if you would like), about 3 seconds of kneading, and just 30 minutes to rise. 

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) warm water
  • Pinch of caster sugar
  • 2 tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
  • 600g (4 cups) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil, plus extra for brushing

Steps:

Step 1: Combine the water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Add the yeast mixture and oil. Use a round-bladed knife in a cutting motion to mix until the mixture is combined. Use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl.

Step 2: Brush a bowl lightly with olive oil. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in the prepared bowl and turn to coat in olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draught-free place to rise for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size.

Step 3: Dust work surface with flour. Knead dough and form into a long cylinder. Divide into thirds. Use a rolling pin to roll each third into a 20cm disc, then add your favorite toppings and bake.

Notes:

This pizza dough recipe is very simple and only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. I make mine in the food processor, but it is not essential. If you don’t have a food processor, make a well in the flour and salt and pour the liquids into the center. Work with your fingers, gradually adding dry ingredients to the liquids. What is important is to get a soft dough and to let it rise in a warm place. Freezes well.

2 Ways to Make Pizza at home

1. Pizza with Oven Recipe

Optional Toppings for each Homemade Pizza:

TOMATO SAUCE

  • 28 oz canned whole tomatoes(795 g)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

MARGHERITA

  • tomato sauce
  • fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces
  • fresh basil leaf

TASTY’S BIANCA

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces
  • ricotta cheese
  • fresh basil pesto
  • dried oregano

PEPPERONI

  • tomato sauce
  • fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces
  • spicy pepperoni slice
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese

Baking:

  1. Preheat the oven as high as your oven will allow, between 450-500˚F (230-260˚C). Place a pizza stone, heavy baking sheet (turn upside down so the surface is flat), or cast-iron skillet in the oven. Line the bottom with parchment paper, so it does not stick to the oven.
  2. Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce: Add the salt to the can of tomatoes and puree with an immersion blender, or transfer to a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth.
  3. Once the pizza dough has rested, take a portion and start by poking the surface with your fingertips, until bubbles form and do not deflate.
  4. Then, stretch and press the dough into a thin round. Make it thinner than you think it should be, as it will slightly shrink and puff up during baking.
  5. Sprinkle semolina onto an upside-down baking sheet and place the stretched crust onto it. Add the sauce and ingredients of your choice.
  6. Slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone or pan. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust and cheese are golden brown.
  7. Add any garnish of your preference.
  8. Enjoy your homemade pizza!

2 Ways to Make Pizza at home

2. Pizza without Oven Recipe

This homemade pizza recipe is an easy method to make pizza at home without an oven by using a pizza pan. Not everyone has an oven at home. So using this recipe, you can easily make pizza without an oven at home.

Preparing:

  1. Chop the veggies and take them in a bowl. You can use your choice of veggies. (We have optionally used onion, red bell pepper, and tomatoes). The toppings are for 3 small-sized pizzas.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves, 1 teaspoon dried oregano.
  3. Season with 1/8 teaspoon salt or add as required.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  5. Mix very well and marinate the veggies for 15 to 20 minutes. Also, grate the cheese and keep ready.
  6. The most important thing you can miss

2 Ways to Make Pizza at home

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Rolling pizza dough

  1. Before making the pizza, knead the dough again.
  2. Take the veg pizza dough and divide it into 5 equal parts.
  3. Take one part and roll it well between your palms. Flatten and keep on the rolling board. Sprinkle some flour.
  4. With a rolling pin, gently roll to a slightly thin round pizza. Roll to get a 0.3 to 0.5 cm thickness. Sprinkle some more flour if required while rolling.

Assembling and making

Step 1: Heat a pizza pan and brush or spread some olive oil on it.

Step 2: Now gently place the pizza on the pan. Keep the flame to a low or sim and cook the pizza.

Step 3: When you see bubbles coming on it, and the base has become golden, then flip. Now quickly spread the pizza sauce on this cooked side of the pizza.

Step 4: Sprinkle grated pizza cheese or mozzarella cheese. You can add cheese as required. Top up pizza with the marinated veggies. At the same time, adding place the onions, tomatoes, bell peppers first, and then drizzle a bit of the marinated oil and juices mixture all over. Cover with a lid and let the pizza cook on a low flame or sim. Cook pizza till the base becomes golden and crisp, and the cheese is melted.

Step 5: Remove and serve pizza hot or warm with tomatoes sauce. You can also sprinkle red chili flakes on top of the pizza while serving.

A new pan is not a bad idea

2 Ways to Make Pizza at home

NOTES:

  • Do use a thick bottomed pan (non-stick or cast iron) for making the pizza. If the pan is thin and light, then the base can get burned.
  • You can also use a frying pan for preparing the pizza.
  • Also, roll the dough slightly thin (about 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm) so that the pizza base gets cooked quickly. Thick base will take a lot of time to cook, and the base will also get burnt by the time it cooks.
  • Cook on a low flame from the start till end.
  • Oregano and basil are essential herbs. You can use dried or fresh. If you do not have oregano and basil, then use any herbs of your choice. You can also use pizza seasoning.

FAQs

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Conclusion

Pizza is a favorite food of many people, but it can be difficult to cook pizza at home. There are 2 ways to make pizza at home that you can make pizza in your own kitchen: by using store-bought dough or making dough from scratch. If you have the time and want to experiment with different types of crusts, then go ahead and make your own dough. On the other hand, if all you need is something quick for dinner tonight without any fuss involved, then just use pre-made breadsticks as a base instead! The blog post concludes that there are 2 good options when deciding how to prepare homemade pizza, depending on what type of person they're catering too. Now which one would work best for you?

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