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)
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:
Finely chopped broccoli
Mix of Cheddar and Mozzarella
What is your favorite pizza topping? Give me your must-try suggestions in the comments. 🙂