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Best EVER Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough Recipe

This Pizza Dough will impress your fussiest dinner guests! Pizza is a quick, simple dish with endless possibilities.

Pizza has always been a huge hit in our house, mainly because of the versatility. This recipe was an experiment last summer when we had way too many tomatoes in the garden and I was desperately seeking ways to use them.

A basic pizza dough recipe requires water, eggs, flour & yeast. I substituted the water for crushed tomatoes and the recipe was born.

I use my own dehydrated jalapenos to add a little zest to the dough, but you don’t have to do this.

In the summer, I use fresh ingredients to make the flavors pop! 2 tomatoes will replace the 500ml jar of processed tomatoes, 1 diced jalapeno and as much or as little fresh, diced herbs as you like.

Pizza Dough
Best Ever Pizza Dough

The Best Way to Dress Your Best Ever Pizza Dough

Follow these simple steps to create your very own show-stopping pizza:

  1. Gently spread your sauce making sure to get right to the edge, but not on your crust.
  2. Liberally apply your cheese (I use a blend of cheeses) Your cheese should also go right to the edge.
  3. Have your toppings prepped and ready to go while your dough is rising.
  4. Chopped onions, peppers, mushrooms are all fairly standard pizza toppings, but you can get creative!

Pizza Variations

  • Meat lovers Pizza – diced ham, pepperoni, bacon
  • Rancher’s Choice – grilled chicken, bacon, onion, spinach. Use Ranch dressing in place of pizza sauce.
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread – Bake dough for 10 minutes, spread garlic butter & cheese, bake for additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Best Ever Pizza Dough

Not just a bland, ordinary pizza dough. This one is full of flavor, texture & can be adapted to suit your taste.

  • 1 500 ml jar of processed tomatoes (drained of extra fluid)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Instant Rise Yeast
  • 2 tsp dehydrated jalapenos (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Warm your oven by turning it on for about 5 minutes, then turn it off, keeping the door closed.

  2. In the food processor, add tomatoes & eggs, blend well.

  3. Add seasoning to the tomato, egg mixture

  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine tomato mixture, yeast & flour. Blend in all the flour to make a sticky dough

  5. Lightly dust the counter top with flour, turn out dough, scraping the bowl clean.

  6. Dust the dough with flour and begin kneading. Add more flour as you knead until the dough is no longer sticky and forms a ball.

  7. Oil a mental bowl and place dough ball smooth side down, then turn over to smooth side up.

  8. Cover with clean tea towel & place in warm over to rise (approximately 45 minutes)

  9. Prep your pizza toppings, including pizza sauce

  10. When dough has doubled in size, punch it down & turn onto lightly greased pizza pan.

  11. Using 2 hands, gentle shape dough to your pan, creating a crust around the edges.

  12. Place back in the warm oven for another 15 minutes to rest.

  13. Add sauce, cheese & toppings to your pizza

  14. Bake at 450 (F) for about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted & crust is lightly toasted.

This is not your average Pizza Dough.  This dough is light and packed with flavor!  

Yield:

1 – 16″ pizza (regular crust)

OR

2 – 12″ pizza’s (thin crust)

You can substitute any seasonings to create a Greek flavor or even an Asian flare. The possibilities are endless! 

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