Homemade Pizza Recipe

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Like most kids, my boys all love pizza. (And to be frankly honest, my husband and I love it just as much as they do.) When I make homemade pizza, I usually make this recipe into one really large pizza, but last night I let my kids make their own mini pizzas.
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Let me just say that it was a complete success. They had so much fun that I felt a little guilty that I don’t do it more often. It was wonderful to have them all gathered around the counter passing toppings back and forth and being creative. We talked, we laughed, we nibbled, and we really enjoyed ourselves. From the three year old to the thirteen year old. That can be nothing short of a miracle some days. So if you have children, I highly recommend making these mini pizzas. You might actually make a memory in the process.
Pizza Sauce

1 8oz can tomato sauce
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 clove garlic, minced
Heat all ingredients in a saucepan or in the microwave. (Or you can make it an hour ahead of time and let it sit to achieve similar results.)
Pizza Crust
2 1/4 tsp SAF instant yeast
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 1/2 cups flour (approximately)
Mix 1st three ingredients and let sit 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and knead a few times just till smooth. Roll or press into pans that have been greased. I like to sprinkle the pans with cornmeal, but this is totally optional. Spread with sauce and toppings and bake at 475° for about 18-20 minutes. (Mini pizzas only take 10-12 minutes.)


  1. About how many people does this recipe feed or how many pizzas does it make? What size?

    Thank you!

  2. Thanks!! Super easy, quick and yummy!! Kids loved them.

  3. This looks delicious, Kara! My kids love making their own pizzas too. Thanks for using our SAF yeast 🙂

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