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Basic Pizza Recipe

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


homemade pizza with cheese topping
Photo: Diana Rattray
Be creative with toppings for this pizza - use your favorite vegetable and meat toppings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • Dough
  • 1 package active dry yeast (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • Topping:
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • browned ground beef or Italian sausage, broken up
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • thinly sliced green pepper and onions, optional
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese or a blend of Mozzarella and Cheddar


Add yeast to the water and stir until dissolved. Add sugar, oil, flour, and salt. Set mixing bowl filled with dough in warm water for 5 minutes to rise. Pat dough out on a well-greased pizza pan or cookie sheet.
Layer toppings on dough in order listed. Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
delish, Member Livka

every one loved it .....They even asked for more!!!! very good

4 out of 7 people found this helpful.

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