How To Cook Pizza At Home: Make Pizza At Home In 4 Simple Steps

Pizza recipe


Pizza has undoubtedly become one of the most beloved and versatile dishes worldwide(And I love it too). Whether you prefer a classic Margherita or a cheese corn combination of toppings, there’s something undeniably satisfying about sinking your teeth into a warm, cheesy slice(That everyone likes it).

While ordering pizza is convenient, why not try your hand at making it from scratch/at home? In this blog, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a delicious homemade pizza that will rival any pizzeria around you.

About the Dish:

Pizza originated in Naples, Italy, in the 18th century and quickly gained popularity worldwide(By Domino’s). Traditional pizza is typically made with a thin crust, tomato sauce, cheese, and various toppings. However, there are endless possibilities when it comes to flavors and combinations.

Making pizza at home allows you to personalize every aspect, from the crust thickness to the choice of toppings, making it a delightful culinary adventure.

Ingredients (for one pizza):

For the dough:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water

For the sauce:

  • 1 ½ cups tomato passata (strained tomato puree)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the toppings:

  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Your choice of toppings: sliced pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, olives, etc.
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt.
    • Gradually add lukewarm water while stirring until the dough comes together.
    • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
    • Shape the dough into a ball, place it in a greased bowl, and cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Let it rise for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  2. Prepare the Sauce:
    • In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
    • Pour in the tomato passata and dried oregano, and season with salt and pepper.
    • Reduce the heat to low and simmer the sauce for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  3. Preparing the Pizza:
    • Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat as well.
    • Punch down the risen dough and transfer it to a lightly floured surface.
    • Roll out the dough into your desired thickness, keeping in mind that it will rise slightly in the oven.
    • Transfer the rolled-out dough onto a pizza peel or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Topping and Baking the Pizza:
    • Spread a generous amount of the tomato sauce over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
    • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the sauce.
    • Add your choice of toppings, arranging them as desired.
    • Carefully transfer the pizza to the preheated oven or onto the preheated pizza stone.
    • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling and slightly browned.

Recipe Card:


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water


  • 1 ½ cups tomato passata
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Your choice of toppings


Making pizza at home is a rewarding experience that allows you to explore your creativity in the kitchen. With a homemade crust/which will be created by your own hands, a flavorful sauce, and your preferred toppings, you can craft a pizza that suits your taste perfectly. The process may require a little time and patience, but the end result is well worth it.

So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and enjoy the satisfaction of devouring your very own homemade pizza!

FAQs: Q: Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour for the dough?

A: Yes, you can substitute all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour. However, the texture and taste of the crust will differ slightly.

Q: Can I freeze the leftover dough?

A: Absolutely! After the dough has risen, divide it into portions, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, and store them in the freezer. Thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight before using.

Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?

A: Of course! While mozzarella is the traditional choice, you can experiment with different cheeses such as cheddar, provolone, or goat cheese for unique flavor profiles.

Q: Can I make the pizza without an oven?

A: If you don’t have an oven, you can try cooking the pizza on a stovetop using a skillet or a cast-iron pan. Cook the dough on medium-low heat until the cheese melts and the crust is crispy.

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