By Amanda Kohr
Let’s talk about pizza. There are few things better than picking up a fresh piece of your favorite pie, watching the cheese stretch across each slice, and taking a big bite. Doughy, flavorful, and fun: pizza is totally perfect.
And while there’s a time and a place for delivery or frozen pizza options, there’s something magical about making your own pie. It’s hand-ons, fun to do with others, and easy to customize. When you make your own pizza, you can let your imagination run wild, topping that bad boy with everything from pepperoni to extra mozzarella to (we’re serious) a fried egg.
Making your own dough may seem scary, but it’s actually quite fun! This simple recipe is perfect for sleepovers, family dinners, and post-soccer celebrations. You can even invite your friends over for a make-your-own pizza party. Simply stock up on topping and go wild.
Your New Favorite Super Easy Pizza Recipe
Yields one pizza dough
2 cups of of flour
1 tablespoon yeast
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
⅔ cup lukewarm water (plus an extra 2 tbsp)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix 1 cup of flour with all the ingredients in a large bowl.
Gradually add the second cup of flour while using your hands to form and knead the dough.
Cover the bowl with a dish towel or saran wrap in order to keep it warm. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
Spread and roll out the dough onto a greased pizza pan. Add sauce and toppings.
Bake for 15 minutes. Eat!
Looking for some inspiration? Here are some of our favorite flavor combinations.
Spinach and artichoke dip
Tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil
Broccoli and cheddar
Barbecue chicken and corn
Pepperoni and mushroom
Natural ham and fresh pineapple
Shrimp and bacon
Feta cheese, black olives, and sundried tomatoes
What’s your favorite way to eat pizza?