I am a big believer in combining homemade ingredients with store-bought to create delicious meals for my family. I love cooking and find it very relaxing, but now that I am a mom to three young children it is a little more stressful due to lack of time and a tighter budget now that I stay home and have three extra mouths to fill. One of our go-to weekly meals is this Best Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe. Using quality ingredients (both purchased and homemade) we have a delicious meal perfect for our happy, healthy kids (and their parents).
One of my biggest time and money savers is to buy quality ingredients in bulk. Every few months we head over to our local BJs Wholesale Club and purchase all our favorite products. I appreciate not having to sacrifice flavor for price. Along with some mozzarella cheese and a selection of fresh vegetables we picked up some Bertolli® Pasta Sauce (I love the olive oil and garlic!). It is SO good as a pizza sauce! And when I say SO good I mean I ate 4 slices of pizza (whoops!). Bertolli® sauces are Tuscan inspired and with 150 years of experience it’s no wonder they taste so good.
- PIZZA DOUGH
- 1¼ cups warm water
- 4 teaspoons active yeast
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 3½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- marinara sauce
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- Begin by making the pizza dough. Combine the warm water, yeast and maple syrup in an electric mixer.
- Add the olive oil and mix.
- Slowly add the flour and salt until the dough forms a ball.
- Knead the dough for 5 minutes using the dough attachment or by hand.
- Let rise for 1 hour.
- Split dough in two parts.
- Grease two baking sheets with olive oil.
- Roll pizza dough out on baking sheets.
- Add marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Cut pizza and enjoy!
INGREDIENTS FOR BEST EASY HOMEMADE PIZZA RECIPE
1 1/4 cups warm water
4 teaspoons active yeast
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
Bertolli® Pasta Sauce (we used olive oil and garlic)
shredded mozzarella cheese
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST EASY HOMEMADE PIZZA RECIPE
Begin by making the pizza dough. Combine the warm water, yeast and maple syrup in an electric mixer. Add the olive oil and mix. Slowly add the flour and salt until the dough forms a ball. Knead the dough for 5 minutes using the dough attachment or by hand. Let rise for 1 hour. Once the dough has doubled in size split the dough in two parts. Grease two baking sheets with olive oil. Roll pizza dough out on baking sheets.
Spread the Bertolli® Pasta Sauce on the pizza dough. We love using this silicone brush. My kids think its like painting the pizza.
Sprinkle on a large amount of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cut pizza and enjoy! Check out more delicious recipes on the Bertolli® Pinterest Page.
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