When we were first married, I tried numerous pizza crust recipes to find the best: the easiest, yeastiest, crustiest, yummiest!  I finally found the best.  I can make it in under 30 minutes, 45 minutes including cooking the whole pizza.  It does include bread flour and yeast, but I always have those on hand.  I love this bread flour from Sam’s Club – 25 pounds for less than $10 is a great deal!

We love topping this with a 8 oz. can of tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, diced onion and green peppers, shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.  Have fun!  Make-your-own-pizza is a great dinner idea for tonight!
Kitchen Basics: Pizza Crust

Quick and Easy Pizza

(makes one crust)


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package yeast
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 1 t. white sugar
  • 2 1/2 c. bread flour
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 t. salt


Preheat oven to 450.  Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.  Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.  Stir in flour, salt and oil. Mix/beat until smooth.  Let rest 5 minutes. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll into a round.  (I just take straight from bowl and roll into a round on my pizza stone). Top with toppings, and bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes.