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Homemade pizza

A perfectly golden crust is the base of any good pizza, and this recipe will help you achieve that perfect crust!

Recipe from What’s Your Food Story?

Yield: 2 pizzas (3 servings each)

Prep time: 25 minutes + rising time

Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 ½-4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand for 5 minutes. Add oil and salt. Stir in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 2-3 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, breaking meat into crumbles; drain.
  3. Punch down dough; divide in half. Press each half into a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Combine the tomato sauce, oregano and basil; spread over each crust. Top with beef mixture, green pepper, cheese, and any other of your favourite toppings!
  4. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.

Recipe from A Taste of Home.

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