Want that fancy brick oven pizza at home? Now you can with this easy, pizza dough recipe!
Why pay $18 for a pizza that can be made at home for much less? The trick is not only in the dough but also the oven temperature and a pizza stone, of course.
While a pizza stone isn’t necessary to make homemade pizza (this recipe will turn out fine if you put it on a cookie sheet), it’s definitely a good investment if your house loves pizza as much as mine.
The pizza crust recipe below makes a flavorful, crispy crust that tastes like the pizza is fresh from a brick oven!
Last week, I taught a friend of mine how to make this homemade pizza dough and we ended up having a fun pizza night with family and friends. In fact, pizza night has become a Friday night staple at my house.
How to Host a Family Pizza Night
On pizza night, my kitchen island becomes my dough rolling and topping assembly station. Everyone waits their turn, and one by one, we cook them while we chat and share appetizers.
The added bonus is that the pizza is only in the oven for about 7 to 9 minutes, so we use that time to prepare the next one. I am telling you, it’s so much fun! The kids can select their own toppings, and adults can use whatever I have in my fridge.
When I invite guests over, I often tell them that they need to bring the toppings they would like on their own pizza. I provide the dough and expertise. It’s good family fun and an inexpensive night in!
If some one in your group doesn’t eat grains, they don’t have to miss out on the fun. Try my grain free pizza dough for a pizza night everyone can enjoy together!
If you can’t quite decide what to make for dinner the rest of the week, grab a free meal plan with delicious family-friendly recipes just like this one right here.
Best Pizza Toppings List
The sky is the limit when it comes to pizza toppings but I do have my favorite combinations that I always go back to. Try one of these ideas to get you started:
- Greek Pizza -perfectly cheesy, crispy and has all the Mediterranean flavors you love.
- Buffalo Chicken Pizza – made with slow cooker buffalo chicken and topped with blue cheese crumbles and Ranch dressing.
- Taco Pizza – your favorite taco ingredients onto a cheesy, melty, pizza crust.
Or, if you just want to play with your own toppings and combinations, here’s some inspiration:
Best Pizza Sauces
- Blue Cheese
- Ground Beef
- Bell Peppers
- Artichoke Hearts
How will you top your homemade pizza first?
Homemade Brick Oven Pizza
Homemade pizza that tastes like it’s from a brick oven.
- Cuisine: Dinner
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
- 1 ½ teaspoons yeast
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- ¾ cup marinara sauce
- sliced turkey pepperoni
- All the ingredients must be at room temperature. Warm the water to approximately 110F.
- Add the sugar and yeast to the water, and stir. Let it stand for 10 minutes on the counter until the yeast has formed foam.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, olive oil, and salt.
- Mix in the yeast liquid, and knead by hand for about 10 minutes, until a pizza dough ball can be formed. In a mixer, mix for about 5 minutes on medium speed.
- Roll out the dough, and make a ball. Let the dough ball rest inside a bowl for about 2 hours until the dough has doubled. You can make it in the morning or the night before and store it in the fridge. The dough must rest at room temperature for at least 2 hours before rolling it out.
- Preheat the oven to 500F with the pizza stone in the oven on the lowest possible rack (remove other unused racks prior to preheating).
- Roll out the dough to make one extra-large pizza or individual-size pizzas.
- Add your toppings.
- Insert the pizza into the oven (with the help of a pizza paddle or a floured back side of a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: ⅙th of a pizza
- Calories: 387
- Sugar: 2.8g
- Sodium: 1232.6mg
- Fat: 7.5g
- Saturated Fat: 1.6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 54.7g
- Fiber: 2.6g
- Protein: 24.1g
- Cholesterol: 40.9mg