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Nerdy Pizza Pies

The options are limitless!! Making your own pizzas are easy and taylored exactly to your tastes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
rising time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bread dough, pizza sauce
Servings: 6 pizzas
Calories: 574kcal

Equipment

  • pizza stone

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 1 package yeast fast acting/instant
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water 106-110°F
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal for dusting

Pizza Sauce

  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 6 oz water warm
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp marjoram

Toppings

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • toppings of your choice see above for suggestions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450° or prep Green Egg.

Pizza Dough

  • Mix together yeast, sugar and add in water- making sure that it is anywhere from 106° to 110°F. This is important to activate the yeast!
  • Cover and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in salt and olive oil.
  • Add flour and knead on medium speed for 5 minutes. The dough will go from sticky to bouncy. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Divide into 6 even balls and roll each in flour until it's about 1/8" thick.
  • Cover a cutting board with a generous amount of cornmeal. Lay the rolled out dough on top. Layer with sauce, cheese and toppings.

Pizza Sauce

  • While the pizza dough is rising, make the sauce. (If possible, make the sauce the day before- the flavors have so much time to meld together this way!)
  • Thoroughly whisk together the tomato sauce, paste and warm water. Add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce and stir. Set aside until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1871mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 6mg