Rod’s Homemade Pizza Dough & Sauce

There is nothing better than Homemade Pizza Dough & Sauce. Nothing. Try it and you will never go back to takeout or the frozen stuff.

Rod's Homemade Pizza Dough & Sauce

Just like everyone else out there, one of my guilty pleasures is pizza. I love to order pizza from my iPhone or iPad and have it show up at my door in 30 minutes. But sometimes Rod’s Homemade Pizza Dough & Sauce is the way to go.

Rod's Homemade Pizza Dough & Sauce

I’ve experimented with different pizza dough recipes over the years and this is one of my favorites. I have variations of this recipe I want to experiment with but haven’t yet because this one is soo good!

Rod's Homemade Pizza Dough & Sauce

Now that I have to cut out carbs as much as possible since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I am going to try and make a Cauliflower Pizza Crust as I am told it tastes great and better for me. More to come at a later date.

Pizza Dough

One thing I know is that Pizza has been around a lot longer than I have. I was curious about the history of pizza so I looked it up and found this cool article.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Homemade Pizza Dough recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Active Yeast, Olive Oil, Salt, Bread Flour, White Sugar, Water, Whole Wheat Flour, Cornmeal, Tomato Paste, Parmesan Cheese, Honey, Onion Powder, Ground Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Basil, Cayenne Pepper and Salt & Pepper.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water (110°F to 115°F). Let sit for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is creamy.
  2. Add the olive oil, whole wheat flour, salt and 4 cups of bread flour into the yeast mixture. Add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is ready.
  3. Turn it out on a floured surface and knead until it is smooth.
  4. Place the dough in a mixing bowl and cover with a damp cloth and let rise for about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the Oven to 425°F. Make sure to place the pizza stone in the oven while preheating. Place the dough onto a surface lightly covered with cornmeal. This will prevent the dough from sticking. Mold into the desired shape.
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and mix well. Let the sauce sit for at least 30 minutes before using it.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough. Add your favorite toppings. Back in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

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Rod’s Homemade Pizza Dough & Sauce

There is nothing better than Homemade Pizza Dough & Sauce. Nothing. Try it and you will never go back to takeout or the frozen stuff.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 559 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

DOUGH INGREDIENTS
  • 2 ¼ Tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 5 ½ Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 3 Cups Water, warm
  • ½ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • Yellow Cornmeal
SAUCE INGREDIENTS
  • 28 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 6 oz Tomato Paste
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • ¾ Tsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ Tsp Basil
  • Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water (110F to 115F). Let sit for about 10 minutes or until mixture is creamy.
  • Add the olive oil, whole wheat flour, salt and 4 cups of the bread flour into the yeast mixture. Add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is ready.
  • Turn it out on a floured surface and knead until it is smooth.
  • Place dough in a mixing bowl and cover with a damp cloth and let rise for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat Oven to 425°F. Make sure to place the pizza stone in the oven while preheating. Place the dough onto a surface lightly covered with cornmeal. This will prevent the dough from sticking. Mold into the desired shape.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and mix well. Let sauce sit for at least 30 minutes before using it.
  • Spread pizza sauce over the dough. Add your favorite toppings. Back in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 559kcalCarbohydrates: 104gProtein: 17gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1437mgPotassium: 458mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 6.2mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2.3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Jane says:

    All of my family love pizza. This time I made my own dough and sauce. It was the first time and it turned out great. Better than store bought. I will use this recipe again. Everyone loved it.