While the family went into town, I was home alone for lunch and needed to think up something to fill my grumbling tummy. So, I searched the pantries and refrigerator. A little bit of flour, sugar, yeast, olive oil….how about a personal cheese pizza?! What a great idea!
I LOVE homemade pizza. This was my first time making a smaller version of the full recipe that feeds my family. Boy, it was good and filling. Compared to most pizza chains, I find that homemade pizza has relatively little grease or added sugar.
It only takes about an hour to make from start to finish. It’s simple to make at home or college if you have a kitchen with an oven. I think you’ll really enjoy it! Plus, preparing your own food makes you more aware of what goes into your body AND it’s cheaper that buying a whole pie from a restaurant.
- 3/4 tsp. active dry yeast
- 1/4 tsp. white sugar
- 1/4 c. warm water
- 3/4 c. unbleached bread flour
- 3/4 tsp. virgin olive oil
- 1/4 c. tomato sauce
- 1/2 c. grated mozzarella cheese
- Spices and other toppings (optional)
- In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water (I put the water in the microwave for about half a minute). Stir until milky substance.
- Add oil and 1/2 cup of the flour. The mixture will begin to shape. Add remaining flour and knead until the dough is consistent and non-sticky.
- Let rise in lightly-warm oven for about 20 minutes.
- Turn dough out onto a greased, lightly floured pizza pan and roll into a rounded shape. Preheat oven for 375 degrees F. Poke holes all over the dough with a fork. Add sauce and desired toppings.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.
And, voila! You have yourself an indulging, satisfying meal.
Below are the nutrition facts for the entire pizza using MyFitnessPal. Nutritional information might vary depending on tomato sauce brand, toppings, etc. This nutritional information is for an entire plain cheese pizza.