Learn how to make pizza healthy! You can enjoy 3 slices for only 344 calories... and they're not wimpy pizza slices either!Homemade pizza recipes including a "no cook" pizza sauce, and the best pizza dough recipe ever, and how to make pizza at home.
Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and set aside.
To a standing mixer with a dough hook (or large bowl) combine flour and salt.
Use a spatula to mix and make well in the middle. To the well, add the yeast mixture, oil and 3/4 cup water.
Turn on the standing mixer (or use a spatula to combine) and mix until it balls up around the dough hook.
Special Tip: If you're not using a standing mixer, once the dough starts to come together turn out onto a clean dry surface. Kneed until smooth... You may need to add dough to your hands and the surface you are working on to avoid sticking.
Dust the bowl with flour(same bowl you just used in the mixer, because it is still warm). Put the dough back in and cover with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let rise for at least 2 hours.
After the dough has risen to twice its size. Punch down the dough. Then do a a quick 3 second "knead" in the mixer, or on the countertop. Separate the dough in to three softball sized balls.
Special Tip: If you are not planning on making 3 pizzas today, wrap the unused dough balls in plastic wrap. Add to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce:
Mix everything for sauce together in a medium size bowl, cover with plastic wrap until you are ready to use.
How to Make Homemade Pizza:
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. If you're using a pizza stone, add that in now.
Cover surface and hands or rolling pin with flour. Stretch or roll out each dough ball. Add to a pizza pan, then top with sauce and desired toppings.
Special Tip: If using a pizza paddle, add some cornmeal to the paddle (it will help the pizza slide and also give it that "delivery crunch"). Once the dough is stretched/rolled out, add it to the wheel, then add toppings.
Place in an oven at 500 for 10 min, watch closely and spin it 1/2 way through.
Once cooked through, remove from the oven and let the pizzas sit for 3 min, cut into 8 slices and serve.