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Pizza from Scratch

You can make this tasty pizza from scratch yourself with hardly any fuss. My sister shared the recipe with me years ago. It's now a staple in our home. We all pitch in when assembling the pizza; it's a nice way to get the whole family together. —Audra Dee Collins, Hobbs, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 pizzas (8 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oil, salt, sugar and 2 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rest in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients; set aside. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 13-in. circle. Transfer to greased 12-in. pizza pans; build up edges slightly. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Spread sauce over hot crusts to within 2-in. of edges; top with sausage, mushrooms, green pepper and cheese. Bake 20 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
2 slices: 347 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 970mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.

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