Pizza is a popular dish around the world, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than by making it at home. Homemade pizza is not only delicious but also a fun activity to do with friends and family.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of making homemade pizza from scratch.


For the Dough:

2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 package of active dry yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup of warm water
For the Sauce:

1 can of crushed tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of dried basil
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
For the Toppings:

1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
Your favorite toppings (such as pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, etc.)

Make the Dough: In a large bowl, mix the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Add the olive oil and warm water and mix until the dough forms. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.

Make the Sauce: In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat as well.

Assemble the Pizza: Roll out the dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness. Spread the sauce evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top, followed by your favorite toppings. Finally, sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese on top.

Bake the Pizza: If you have a pizza stone, place the pizza on the stone in the oven. If you don’t have a stone, place the pizza on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.

Serve and Enjoy: Once the pizza is done baking, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Cut it into slices and serve it hot.

Making homemade pizza is a fun and easy process that yields delicious results. You can customize it to your liking by choosing your favorite toppings, sauce, and cheese. Give it a try, and enjoy the taste of freshly made pizza in the comfort of your own home.