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Simple Pizza Recipe


  • 3 cups luke-warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8-10 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 6 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Add water, yeast, sugar, and salt to mixing bowl.
  • Let sit 10 minutes. You should see bubbles of yeast (if not, you may have the wrong water temperature: start over).
  • Mix in flour conservatively – don’t add too much. After mixing it in, keep adding until dough is not wet looking and can be kneaded.
  • Knead dough until smooth.
  • Let rise at least 30 minutes (ideally 1 hour) at room temperature.
  • Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Split dough into pieces (3-5 depending on size of pizza).
  • Roll dough out each to the size of your pan (toss if desired to help reach appropriate size).
  • Sprinkle corn meal onto each pan.
  • Place dough onto pans, stretching or squeezing if necessary to fit properly.
  • Spread some tomato sauce onto dough, leaving about an inch around the outside without sauce.
  • Spread some cheese on top of the sauce.
  • Add additional toppings as desired.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until dough is fully cooked. The bottom of the pizza should be at least a little crispy.

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