More Homemade Pizza!

We are big homemade pizza fans here!

I tried some different toppings this time.

For the sauce, I mixed BBQ sauce half and half with pizza sauce.  I am definitely going to make pizza this way again – it was a great balance.

I used olives, mushrooms, onions, and shredded mozzarella cheese as well as cubes of Swiss and New York cheddar cheese.

For us, homemade pizza never gets old, and it’s great leftover.

There are lots of good homemade pizza crust options – from my Homemade Pizza Crust recipe which uses some wheat flour to what I made for these pictures:

Basic Pizza Crust

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 teaspoons dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
3+ cups all-purpose flour

Makes two 16-inch pizza crusts


1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar.  Let sit for 5 minutes.

2. Add oil, salt, and 1 cup flour, mixing well.  Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of flour, and then add as needed while kneading dough until it is firm and elastic.

3. Place dough in a warm place to let rise until double. (I like to set mine in the oven to rise: read the directions for that method here!)

4. Divide dough in half and press each section with fingers out onto greased pizza pans.  Bake at 500 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.  Remove crusts from the oven and turn heat down to 450 degrees.

5. Put desired toppings on pizza and return to oven for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.


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I'm Bonnie. I'm a pharmacy technician and new wife to Bogdan. I love cooking, usually without recipes. I love good sales and coupons, but haven't quite figured out the best way to find them. I make the typical new-wife mistakes and have burned my share of cookies. I like a cold house and a hot shower all year long.
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16 Responses to More Homemade Pizza!

  1. Have you every tried cooking it on a BBQ – it is fantastic – like those expensive wood fire pizza ovens. Just have all your toppings ready; grill one side of the crust (about 3 to 5 minutes), flip and put your toppings on the already cooked side and put the lid down until the bottom is done (another 3 to 5 minutes) – to die for!

  2. Healthy Glow Nutrition says:

    Looks really yummy 😉

  3. Can’t beat homemade pizza. We love it around here. 🙂

  4. Teresa says:

    Wow! this looks stunning!

  5. Bekah says:

    The different kinds of cheeses work with me, totally, but not the olives, mushrooms, or onions! BLEGH! haha

  6. Richmond Treats and Kansas City Eats says:

    Love homemade pizza! Looking forward to trying this crust recipe!

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