Homemade Pizza for Four

Homemade Pizza for Four
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Making pizza at home is a fun and delicious way to enjoy a classic dish with your family or friends. This recipe will guide you through creating a perfect homemade pizza that serves four people.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of your choice (pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, olives, etc.)


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in warm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture and olive oil.
  3. Mix until a dough forms. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to heat up.
  6. Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air.
  7. Divide the dough into two equal portions (each will make one pizza).
  8. On a floured surface, roll out each portion into a 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to a pizza peel or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce over each dough circle, leaving a small border around the edges.
  10. Sprinkle an even layer of shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  11. Add your desired toppings.
  12. If using a pizza stone, carefully transfer the pizza to the preheated stone. If using a baking sheet, place it directly in the oven.
  13. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  14. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  15. Slice and serve hot.

Homemade pizza is a delightful treat that brings people together. Customize your toppings to suit everyone's preferences and enjoy a delicious meal made from scratch. Buon appetito!

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