Easy Homemade Pizza

Forget takeaways and make this easy homemade pizza with a fresh tomato sauce and melted cheese. Perfect, healthy pizza. Eat what you know what's inside.

preparation: 3 hour(s)

making: 20 minutes

total: 3 hour(s) 20 minutes

servings: 4 servings, 3 slices

nutrition: 600 calories per serving

cuisine: Italian

Ingredients #

Dough #

  • 350g of strong white flour
  • 2 tsp of dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of warm water

Sauce #

  • 200g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 crushed fresh garlic cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • pinch of chilli powder

Topping #

  • 100g of mozzarella
  • 100g of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 50g of black olives
  • 1 small red onion
  • ½ red pepper
  • 8 slices of salami
  • fresh oregano
  • 3 medium mushrooms

Method #

First, let’s make the dough. 

Preparing the dough

Pour the warm water into the large bowl and add yeast, maple syrup and a spoon of flour and salt. Combine using a hand whisk and leave for 2 minutes.  

Gradually add flour and stir until the mixture is too thick for a hand whisk. 

Using a hand, fold the rest of the flour and continue kneading for further few minutes, until smooth and elastic.  

Waiting for dough to grown

When the dough is well-kneaded, soft and not sticky to the hands, put it into a bowl greased with the oil. Then cover with a cling film and place in a warm place for an hour to double in size. 

Divided dough into two balls

After an hour, divide the dough into two equal parts.

Knead, by folding the dough to the bottom, a few minutes each. It should not require adding the flour, but if the dough is sticky to the hands then add some. 

When the dough is ready, cover once again with a cling film and leave it again in a warm place for another hour, until risen again.

Between times, make the tomato sauce. 

Tip chopped tomatoes with all spices into a pan and cook at medium heat for 5 minutes. You can blend it if you want it smooth.

Prepare toppings. 

Dough, sauce and toppings

Cut olives, onion, pepper, mushrooms and mozzarella into pieces you desire. Slice mozzarella. 

Preheat the oven to 250C.

Pizza base

Lift the dough onto a baking sheet and form the pizza base by stretching and tapping the dough with your hands. 

Two medium-sized pizzas will come out of the ingredients used. 

Pizza base with sauce and toppings

When the bases are nicely formed, spread a little tomato sauce over each pizza base and top with toppings. 

Baked pizza right from the oven

Bake the pizzas on the lower shelf in the oven for 10-12 minutes until crisp and golden brown around the edges and the cheese top has melted. 

Baked and sliced pizza

Bon Appétit.