Easy Homemade Pizza

Easy Homemade Pizza

Having a family pizza night is one tradition that I really enjoy. We’ll all work in the kitchen- rolling the dough, stabbing it with a fork, grating the cheese, spreading the sauce, placing the toppings. We can all visit while we work and all enjoy our hard work afterwards.

To make myself feel better of eating a meal consisting of mostly grains, I started using all sorts of things on our pizza- and a lot of veggies. My favorite is broccoli. Yes, that’s right! I think it’s the most delicious way to eat broccoli ever.

I also think it’s important to make my own dough. I’ve been using this recipe for many years and it’s made the best homemade pizza I’ve ever had.


No-Rise Pizza Dough

Makes 2 pizza crusts

2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons salt
4-5 cups flour (can be 1/2 whole wheat flour &  1/2 white flour)
coconut oil

Put water, yeast and sugar into a stand mixer bowl, mix slightly and let sit for a few minutes to get the yeast working. Then add salt and mix and add flour until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the mixer bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes.
Dust baking sheet or pizza stone with cornmeal, roll out dough onto baking sheet or pizza stone (I use this tool) and prick with fork every 1/2-1 inch.
*For gluten free, I’ve had success using this flour. In my opinion, it takes A LOT of toppings to make a gluten free pizza good.

Bake at 500˚ for about 5 minutes.

Take out of the oven and turn oven down to 450˚, start putting on toppings.

Once the pizza toppings are in place, place in 450˚ oven and bake for 15 minutes.


Easy pizza sauce

1 can organic tomato sauce
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 teaspoon cane sugar (mellows the tomato acidity)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Mix all together and spread over pizza.


Our favorite pizza toppings:

Italian sausage
Artichoke hearts
Finely chopped broccoli
Bell peppers
Mix of Cheddar and Mozzarella


What is your favorite pizza topping? Give me your must-try suggestions in the comments. 🙂


About the author, Rachel

Hi there! I’m the Joyful Space Specialist. it’s my desire help others create a joyful space of their own and enjoy their time spent at home.


  1. Noel Green on 04/18/2015 at 9:06 AM

    Pineapple and black olives!!!!

  2. Lois on 04/18/2015 at 12:19 PM

    well drained sauerkraut, sausage, fennel seeds……..yum!

  3. Jenny on 04/18/2015 at 7:18 PM

    You listed coconut oil in the crust ingredients, but didn’t use in the the directions. Is is used to grease the baking sheet or stone?
    We like jalapenos, Italian sausage, black olives and lots of cheese! I can’t wait to try your crust recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachel on 04/20/2015 at 4:26 PM

      Yes, I use it to grease the stone, before dusting the stone with cornmeal.

  4. Lynette on 04/19/2015 at 11:14 AM

    Zucchini, mushrooms, and red pepper!

  5. aleena on 04/19/2015 at 12:41 PM

    PLEASE remember to preheat your pizza stone for an hour before cooking the pizza. If you dont, your pizza will be soggy and undercooked. You’d be better off using a metal pan if you can’t do that. Recipe looks great though! Thanks

    • Rachel on 04/20/2015 at 4:28 PM

      I have pampered chef pizza stones, they don’t recommend preheating them. Our crust has been fine and not soggy, but I’m sure it would be better if I had a better pizza stone. Thanks for the tip!

  6. Amanda on 01/11/2017 at 1:01 PM

    I do not have a stand mixer, Do you have directions for mixing by hand or with a handheld electric mixer? Thanks!

    • Rachel on 01/12/2017 at 5:00 PM

      The dough would be too heavy for a hand mixer, but you can do it by hand. Just combine all the ingredients and stir. You will probably need to use your hands to knead it, I’ve done it before that way, but just as a warning: it’s quite a workout!

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