Delicious Homemade Pizza

Delicious Homemade Pizza

If you are a pizza lover, this recipe is for you! I love experimenting with different toppings and finding new combinations I love! This is why I have since this recipe, opted to homemade pizza. Plus, it’s the ultimate freshness any pizza lover wants. At Kathy Jo’s Kitchen we love a classic pepperoni to a supreme pizza that brings flavors from all over the food chart. This one however, is definitely a top three!

When it comes to the dough, you’re able to use multiple ones, depending on how you like your crust. The recipe calls for all-purpose flour because that’s the one I tend to always use. This flour is the one most already have in their pantry, so it’s an easy go to. All purpose flour results in a soft crust while other flours, such as bread flour, gives a crispier one. They both work and are both delicious, so it really comes down to your preference and what you have available.

It’s time to forget delivery and make this easy and mouthwatering recipe! Nothing compares to a relaxed afternoon with pizza involved. Especially when it’s freshly out of the oven. As you’re getting started, remember to preheat the oven. You always want the dough to be cooking directly on a heated surface, so it’s a good idea to have the oven already hot when the pan goes in. Give it a try, you’ll love it!


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


  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.
  4. Top with beef mixture, green pepper, cheese, or toppings of your choice.
  5. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.