Mastering The Art Of Homemade Pizza Dough: A Foolproof Recipe For Perfect Crust

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Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough
Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil leaves

Directions:

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil, then knead until a smooth dough forms.
Cover the dough and let it rise for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 475°F and roll out the dough on a floured surface.
Spread the tomato sauce over the dough, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, and top with fresh basil leaves.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. Slice and serve hot.

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 cup cooked shredded chicken
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Prepare the pizza dough following the instructions in the Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe.
Preheat the oven to 475°F and roll out the dough on a floured surface.
Spread BBQ sauce over the dough, then top with shredded chicken, red onion, and cheddar cheese.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted. Slice and serve hot.

Spinach and Feta Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup marinara sauce
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts

Directions:

Prepare the pizza dough following the instructions in the Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe.
Preheat the oven to 475°F and roll out the dough on a floured surface.
Spread marinara sauce over the dough, then top with spinach, feta cheese, and pine nuts.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. Slice and serve hot.