Prep time: 15 min
Rise time: 40–60 min. (for thick crust)
⦁ 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
⦁ 1 cup warm water
⦁ 1 teaspoon salt
⦁ 1 teaspoon sugar
⦁ 1/4 cup vegetable oil
⦁ 2 3/4 to 3 cups all purpose flour (see note*).
⦁ olive oil
⦁ 1 to 2 tablespoons butter and 1/3 teaspoon garlic salt ( optional).
See Topping options below.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Whisk yeast, warm water, sugar and salt together. Allow to rest for ten minutes for the yeast to activate.
- Stir in the oil, then transfer the bowl to your stand mixer (you can also mix the flour in with a spatula, then knead for ten minutes or so until soft and pliable). Add one cup flour, then mix on low to medium speed until the flour is well incorporated. Continue with the next 1 3/4 to 2 cups of flour until the dough is no longer sticky and is soft and pliable.
- For a thick crust pizza, allow the dough to rest for 30-40 minutes (skip the rise time if you prefer a flat crust) or cooking spray. Meanwhile Preheat the oven and grease a large rectangular cookie sheet with olive oil (we love the olive oil crust, as it gets a nice crisp on the bottom of the crust), then roll the dough out and place onto the greased cookie sheet.
- Brush garlic salt and melted butter onto pizza dough (this step is optional but delicious). Assemble your favorite toppings onto pizza, starting with the sauce. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until crust has fully baked in the center (Baking times may vary with different ovens). Cool for ten minutes, then Enjoy!
Try serving this pizza with my fruit salad recipe.
⦁ Shredded mozzarella
⦁ Black olives
⦁ Cooked, loose sausage
⦁ Cooked, cubed chicken.
⦁ Onion, diced.
⦁ Pepper slices
⦁ Bacon, crumbled.
⦁ Browned beef
Note* Sometimes I will do 1 1/2 cups bread flour and 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour for a softer and more bread-like crust.