Fast and Easy Homemade Pizza


Everyone loves this homemade pizza! I especially love it because it’s so easy to make and it’s just SO delicious. I don’t think that we will ever go back to frozen pizzas or even Little Caesars!

My sister got me hooked making homemade pizza and she inspired me to use the extra spices!  I’m convinced that the spices make this pizza!

Quick & Easy Homemade Pizza

  • 1 Tbsp. (or 1 packet) active dry yeast (I like fast rise, personally.)
  • 1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. each garlic powder, rosemary, Italian seasoning, onion powder

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil to water mixture. Combine dry ingredients and then add wet. Stir well. Knead in bowl {adding extra flour if necessary} until dough is smooth.

Press evenly onto very lightly greased pizza stone. Add sauce and toppings. Some of our favorite toppings include: pepperoni, sausage, red onions, marinated artichokes, broccoli, black olives, pineapple and bacon. Top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Enjoy!

Do you make homemade pizza?



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  1. Ok, that pizza looks YUMMY!!! The handles- what a PERFECT idea … it's one of those that makes you wonder, how perfect, why did it take so long!!

  2. Thanks for advertising another one of "my" products! 🙂 Love this stone too, and I will definitely have to give this recipe a try as well! Glad you are enjoying it!

  3. Curious if you have a sauce recipe? That’s where the problem lies with my homemade pizza … can never quite get the sauce right.

    1. @Christy,

      I have a homemade sauce recipe if you would like it….we use a small can of no salt added tomato sauce, a little olive oil (maybe a tsp or so), some parmesean cheese (maybe a tbsp or 2), some sugar (maybe 2 tsp), and spices like oregano, basil, garlic powder, garlic salt, and minced garlic or the squeeze kind from the jar if I’m feeling lazy (which is most days) I don’t measure anything, I just add stuff and taste, and repeat until I like the taste. Best sauce I’ve ever had, and everyones loves it.

  4. I’ve made stuff crust but, used shredded cheese. what a great idea to use cheese sticks. Next time going to try those spices too. Thanks!!

  5. Do you think your dough recipe could be done in a breadmaker on the dough setting?? Or do you not need to let it rise and just combine the ingredients and knead??

    1. @DEBBIE, Hi Debbie! You should be able to print out the recipe by clicking the “print friendly” button under the recipe where it says “Share and Enjoy.” I hope that helps!

  6. That’s my recipe too (although I no longer measure anything – I know what a show off lol) and I use the breadmaker as it warms the dough up and let it rise a bit, if you double the amount of oil and spread the dough on a baking sheet pushing with your finger as to create a focaccia like thin pizza, you end up with ‘pizza bianca’ a morning pizza eaten in Rome usually stuffed with parm ham, ham or spinach, also fresh figs are combined when in season with the parma ham. You need to use very strong bread flour (higher in gluten to get a very good rise and dough).
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    1. I have baked pizzas on a cookie sheet too. They typically don’t need more time…just make sure the sheet is well oiled. 🙂

  7. This would probably cut back on my frozen pizza purchases at Tarjay. Do you ever make them ahead and freeze them? I think it would work, I just wonder about cooking them. Hhhmmm… Look out! My wheels are spinning. =o)

    1. Hey Alathia! I’ve never made a complete frozen pizza and frozen it, but I have made dough ahead and put it in a bag and frozen it. I get it out and let it sit on the counter for several hours. It does cut down on prep time. 🙂

  8. Just tried this recipe over the weekend, and I gotta say-it’s delicious!! I can easily see this being used as a breadsticks recipe! Made it for a stuffed crust pizza and I love it! Thanks!!

  9. Thank you! I just made this pizza with broccoli, goat cheese, and roasted red peppers and it is heavenly. I have attempted pizza before and it was a disaster but this was easy and turned out great!

  10. Hi Myra,

    I was just looking at this recipe and thought I’d pass on a tip I just learned about pizza stones…put the pizza stone in the cold oven and then heat up to the proper temperature and leave it in for at least 30 minutes. Prepare your pizza on a pizza peel (or cookie sheet) that has a been liberally dusted with cornmeal. Then slide the pizza onto the heated stone. It makes the crust so nice and crisp on the bottom. It’s amazing the difference it makes!

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