Hubby and I eat our fair share of pizza. It’s a great go to meal and well……we love pizza. There are a few good frozen brands out their that is good to keep tucked away in the freezer, delivery is great as well, but it can get costly so making it at home is the best way to go. It’s really easy, especially when you can use premade dough. You can make your own dough, but I find that there are some good premade dough available and that makes it even easier and faster. Most local grocery stores now sell balls of dough as well as some pizza places will sell their dough. It’s mostly about finding the right one that you prefer.
Making your own pizza is like having a blank canvas. You can make it just the way you like, let your imagination and taste buds go wild. My hubby has even created a pizza with pepperoni and some leftover Chinese boneless spareribs. Did I think at first he had went a little too wild and crazy with the topping? Sure I did…but one bite and I was hooked. That being said, for this one I wanted to start out simple, but again add anything you like.
Here’s what you need:
*olive oil for the pan and the pizza dough
*pizza sauce either from a jar or homemade; I used some already made
*favorite pizza toppings; I used pepperoni and 3 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled into pieces
*1 1/2 cups or more of Shredded cheese; I used a blend of cheddar and mozzarella
I find that letting the dough set out for 30 minutes before using it makes it easier to work with.
Preheat oven to 425°.
If using a pizza stone, preheat the stone then add some corneal before adding the dough. I find this keeps the dough from sticking.
If using a pizza pan or sheet pan, brush with olive oil.
Roll out the dough and using your finger tips, gently stretch out the dough to fit the pan. It’s ok if it isn’t perfectly round or square, I call that rustic and it’s what makes it unique. No matter how hard I try, mine has never looked perfect so yes, we shall call it rustic. Brush the dough with a little olive oil.
Prebake the dough for about 5 minutes.
After the dough is prebaked, spread on some of the pizza sauce.
Then sprinkle on the cheese.
Add on the toppings.
Bake for about 7 to 8 minutes or until crust is done and cheese is melted.
Cut into slices and serve.