Mike's Homemade Pizza

Mike's Homemade Pizza


"A great recipe for homemade pizza dough and sauce. The sauce is especially good. Top with whatever you like."

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 239 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 535 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and shortening. Stir in the yeast mixture. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion until tender. Stir in tomato paste and water. Season with sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, basil, oregano, marjoram, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Recipe makes 2 (12 inch) pizzas. Divide dough in half, and spread onto pizza pans. Cover with sauce, and desired toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
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I've made this several times, and we really like it. However, I like it much better as a thicker crust - I don't think it works well as a thin crust. Don't split the dough into two lumps, just spread the whole thing over the pizza pan. I didn't change the cooking time, and it was great.


I used a different crust recipe but this pizza sauce is SENSATIONAL!!!! I always use the Ragu sauce in a jar and almost chose to do so this time. I had all the ingredients , it looked easy, so I tried it. I'll make this every time I make pizza! You won't be sorry with this recipe....IT IS S-O-O-0 GOOD and I followed directions to the tee! Thanks Mike!

I'm nuts too...

I love homemeade pizzas not only because I am able to prepare them myself, but because I know what conditions that they are cooked under...lol. This is a very good recipe for both the dough and the sauce, I do however think that this dough IS better when rolled into a 14 inch double dough pizza vs. the 2 12 inch pies (baked the same time as the recipe states for the 12"). I tripled this and let everyone make their own, with the exemption of hubby & his buddy watching f-ball, whose was the 14 inch which I loaded with every ingredient imaginable and the crust held it all without a problem (no limpiness). It rolled nicely and didn't stick...which is a plus to me. It did sorta lack something (spice wise)...not sure what, but I will absolutely make it again and figure that one out. I had no complaints on the sauce at all....actually I was a little leery because it started out spaghetti sauce like, but thickened really well, and tasted delish. My 5 year old rolled and topped his own pizza and had a blast doing it. Thanks for the great recipe Mike I got 5 stars all around.