This is one of my favorite recipes. It’s quick, easy and a big time money saver. The cost of supermarket pizza cost just as much as delivery these days. But with a little time you can have a freezer full of homemade pizzas.
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dry yeast
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
(Can be substituted for jar Spaghetti Sauce)
- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon basil & 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil for flavoring (optional)
1. In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and yeast.
2. Stir it up to distribute the salt and yeast evenly.
3. Add the water and oil. You may need a spoonful or two more of water.
4. Mix the dough until it forms a big ball in the middle of the bowl. Consistency should be a little stiffer than biscuit dough.
5. Knead the dough about 10 or 12 times and then form it into a ball. Place the ball in the center of 16-inch pizza pan, or a 9 by 13-inch rectangular pan.
6. Use your hands and a rolling pin, to press the dough into the pan. The dough will be a medium thickness. Allow it to rest while you prepare the sauce.
7. In a large bowl combine the tomato sauce, basil and oregano, garlic powder, sugar, onion powder and oil. Mix it well and spread it on the pizza crust.
8. Now top the pizza with about 2 cups of shredded mozzarella and any other toppings of your choice. Making just cheese pizza is the least expensive.
8. Bake the prepared pizza at 400° for about 15 to 20 minutes. Servings 4 young children or 2 adults.
Assuming you use pre-shredded cheese, the whole thing takes less than 15 minutes to put together once you get the hang of it.
Total cost is about $1.75
If you cook up two batches at a time you can use one now and freeze one for later.