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2017-10-21 11:32:31

Homemade Veggie Pizza

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation

1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl.
2. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
3. Sift flour, sugar, 1 tablespoon oregano, and 1 teaspoon salt into a large bowl.
4. Mix egg and oil into dry ingredients; stir in yeast mixture. When dough has pulled together, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
5. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place dough in bowl and turn to coat with oil.
6. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (235 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
8. Cook and stir diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, 1 tablespoon oregano, garlic, onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat.
9. Cook until sauce has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
10. Punch down dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
11. Use a knife to divide dough into two equal pieces--do not tear.
12. Shape dough into rounds and let rest for 10 minutes.
13. Form dough into rectangles, and place onto prepared baking sheet.
14. Spoon tomato sauce over dough. Sprinkle with 1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese; top with bell pepper, onion, and mushroom.
15. Sprinkle 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese over top.
16. Bake in preheated oven until crust is browned and crisp and cheese has melted, 20 to 25 minutes.

Footer Notes

Of course, you could just order out, but nothing beats a homemade pizza!!