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Mike's Homemade Pizza

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"A great recipe for homemade pizza dough and sauce. The sauce is especially good. Top with whatever you like."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 239 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (2 (12 inch) pizzas)

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and shortening. Stir in the yeast mixture. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion until tender. Stir in tomato paste and water. Season with sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, basil, oregano, marjoram, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Recipe makes 2 (12 inch) pizzas. Divide dough in half, and spread onto pizza pans. Cover with sauce, and desired toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 239 calories; 5.6 g fat; 41.3 g carbohydrates; 6.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 535 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've made this several times, and we really like it. However, I like it much better as a thicker crust - I don't think it works well as a thin crust. Don't split the dough into two lumps, just...

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I always make a recipe the way it is supposed to be made the first time, I wish I had made one 14" instead of 2-12" pizza's, the dough just lacks flavor but the texture is quite nice. The sauce...

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I've made this several times, and we really like it. However, I like it much better as a thicker crust - I don't think it works well as a thin crust. Don't split the dough into two lumps, just...

I used a different crust recipe but this pizza sauce is SENSATIONAL!!!! I always use the Ragu sauce in a jar and almost chose to do so this time. I had all the ingredients , it looked easy, so I...

I love homemeade pizzas not only because I am able to prepare them myself, but because I know what conditions that they are cooked under...lol. This is a very good recipe for both the dough and...

I always make a recipe the way it is supposed to be made the first time, I wish I had made one 14" instead of 2-12" pizza's, the dough just lacks flavor but the texture is quite nice. The sauce...

UPDATE: I've made this sauce several times, very good. The sauce is really tomatoey and reminds me of an italian spaghetti/pasta sauce, in fact it would be a great dipping sauce with bread stick...

this is a really really good sauce! dont be thrown off by the cumin and the chili powder- it definitely adds a smoky and subtle flavoring to this sauce. delish! instead of water, i sub'ed tom...

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

The rating is for the sauce since I did not make the dough. I found this sauce to be very tastey as I was heating it through in the saucepan. Unfortunately, when I took my pizza out of the oven,...

At first we were worried that the dough wouldn't turn out right, but it was perfect and the sauce--magic! I suggest topping it with parmesan and mozzerela. I love this recipe!