Looking for a simple meal idea for Thanksgiving week? Try my “Homemade” Pizza! I use a homemade pizza crust that is ready in less than thirty minutes. It’s crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and so, so good! Then, to make things even easier, use a bottle of jarred pizza sauce. It makes everything SO much simpler! Next, layer on your favorite toppings: mozzarella, pepperoni, thinly sliced onions, feta cheese, parmesan cheese, whatever you like!
I hope this helps make this crazy week a little bit less stressful and hopefully a welcome break from Turkey overload!
My Favorite Pizza Crust
▢ 1 cup warm water (105 degrees F)
▢ 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
▢ 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
▢ 1 TBSaTablespoon olive oil
▢ 2 to 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour*
▢ 1 tsp fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Put a pizza stone in the oven while it preheats, and let it warm at 500 degrees F for at least 10 minutes.*
Combine warm water, yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Let mixture sit for 5 minutes, or until it becomes frothy and bubbles form.
Gently stir in olive oil.
Add 2 cups of flour and salt and mix with a spatula until a ball begins to form (dough will still be slightly sticky). Add more flour as needed to form a dough ball.
Transfer to a floured surface and knead into a smooth dough, adding up to ½ cup extra flour if needed.
Sprinkle a pan with a little cornmeal or flour, place dough on pan and gently press out with your fingers till the dough is your desired shape.