Saturday, August 1, 2009

Homemade Pizza

I'm not a huge pizza fan (gasp!) but I do enjoy homemade pizza every once in a while. In this post, you'll find the recipe I use for crust as well as two of our favourite pizzas.

Herbed Pizza Crust
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp oregano
2 1/4 tsp yeast

1. Place all ingredients in your bread machince. Select dough cycle.

2. When cycle is complete, remove dough to floured surface and gently knead for 1 minute. Cover and let rise 10-15 minutes. Roll dough onto pizza pan.

3. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare toppings. Remove, add toppings and continue baking for 15-20 minutes.

Makes 2 thin crust pizzas or one thick crust pizza.

Lucky's Choice - Sausage, Mushrooms and Peppers
Pizza sauce
1/2 pound Italian sausage, browned
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 pepper, chopped
Cheddar Cheese

1. Spread pizza sauce over partially baked crust. Add sausage, mushrooms and peppers. Top with cheese.

2. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.

Lucy's Choice - Chicken Bruschetta
Pizza Sauce
1-1 1/2 cup cooked, chopped chicken
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 pepper, chopped
1 cup bruschetta topping
Mozzarella/Parmesan cheese

1. Spread pizza sauce over partially baked crust. Add chicken, mushrooms and peppers.

2. Spread bruschetta topping over entire pizza. Top with cheese.

3. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.


  1. Love the idea of herbs in the dough. My family loves pizza and we have pizza night once a week. THANKS!!! Geri

  2. I love homemade pizza, it tastes so much better than the bought kind!

  3. I think we are going to have Pizza this week! nummy.

  4. Last night I made chicken taco soup - it was pretty thick, though. We still have about 1/3 left - not enough for a dinner, so I was wondering what to do with it.

    BINGO - chicken taco pizza! I'll just make your herb pizza as written, then instead of pizza sauce & veggies it'll be the soup, strained a bit so it's thicker and I'll add diced tomatoes & lettuce on the top once it's finished. DH can add Tobasco sauce to his. Yum!