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Best Ever Pizza Dough & Pizza Sauce


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  • Sauce:
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp. instant dry yeast (or one packet)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups luke-warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil (other oil will work as well)
  • additional flour for rolling out the dough
  • 1 (29 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. jarred minced garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar


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Step 1

Combine the dry ingredients, starting with 3 1/2 cups of flour in a large bowl or standing mixer. Add the water and oil, and mix until the dough forms into a ball. Add additional flour as needed until the dough just starts to no longer stick to the sides of the bowl. Knead until it forms a firm ball.

Cover and let rise until doubled (45 min - 1 hour). Punch the dough down and divide into two equal portions. (I put one portion in a zip-lock bag and freeze it for later use.)

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to desired thickness (between 1/2 and 1/4 inch thick). Let rest 10 minutes. Top as desired and bake for 18-22 minutes.

Sauce Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over MED-HIGH heat. When it starts to bubble, reduce the heat to LOW, and let simmer 15-20 minutes.

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