Pizza Recipe

In the midst of all the holiday baking, I threw some pizza together and thought I would share the recipe.

2 1/4 tsp. instant rise yeast
1/4 tsp. sugar
3/4 c. water
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt

I doubled the recipe.

I also made some pizza sauce.

  • 1 16 oz. can Muir Glen Fire Roasted tomatoes.
  • 1 16 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 T. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated onion
Mix this all together and set aside. I doubled this too.

Form the dough into four balls and let rise.

Push the dough out on a floured surface to form a circle about 9 inches across.

Spread with sauce.

Sprinkle with some grated Asiago cheese. You could also use Parmesan.

Top with some fresh Mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 450 degrees until golden and bubbling. Remove and top with fresh basil or arugula.

I also made one topped with provolone and pepperoni.


We had pizza for lunch today, too! Yours looks wonderful, especially with the basil leaves on top!
Gracie said…
You are so kind and thoughtful to share your recipes, thank You!

Happy New Year to You and Yours!
We made pizza tonight for dinner! It is a family favorite here!
Celia said…
Looks yummy!! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! My - these pizzas look delicious. I especially love that provolone and pepperoni one. Thanks for the recipe. Theresa
Barb said…
Your pizza looks great. I love anything with basil! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.
I´m not a pizza fan to be honest. I eat it perhaps once or twice every year.

Have a great day now!
Happy New Year, Joyce! Finding your blog has been like finding PURE GOLD and I mean this. The very best cooking blog there is!
It's been a joy following your blog and slowly getting to know more about you. A very accomplished woman..
Here's to a wonderful 2011 for all of us.
Ann said…
I have had a super sized pizza craving for the last couple weeks and you just made it I'll have a slice of the one with pepperoni
William Bezek said…
Pizza Marguerite is my favorite, I love the simple flavors...especially when you have grown the basil yourself. Yours looks excellent!
Chris said…
I couldn't live without home-made's one of my favorite things to eat in the world and yours look fabulous!!
Pricilla said…
Oh, for some reason if my cheese sucked for eating. If it was hard? It will melt beautifully...why? I have no idea. I am still learning...

Just grate it and use it on pizza or in omelettes. It's weird but true
SharleneT said…
Phew! I thought you had forgotten me! I'm definitely going to try this and see if we can't break a life-long losing pizza-making streak! Looks delicious and easy. We'll see... Keep your fingers crossed. Will let you know the outcome. Hug Teddy for me.
Texan said…
Slobber Slobber... these pizzas look wonderful!!! I am going to make this dough! and the sauce..Thanks for the great recipe