Easy Homemade Pizza

Whip up your authentic Italian pizza at home with my homemade pizza recipe, which includes a simple pizza dough recipe and topping suggestions.

Photo by Taryn Elliott

Prep TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES
RISE TIME: 120 MINS
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
YIELD: 3 25-centimeter (10-INCH) PIZZAS (3/4 SERVINGS)
CATEGORY: DOUGH
METHOD: HANDMADE
CUISINE: ITALIAN

Ingredients

  • 400 g (3.2 cups) bread flour
  • 1 package (7 g, 1.4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 250 g (2 cups) warm water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt, more as needed

Instructions

  • Combine flour and yeast in a bowl and mix.
  • Add sugar.
  • Start adding warm water gradually.
  • Add oil and keep on mixing.
  • Add two pinches of salt and mix.
  • Knead until a ball is formed.
  • Cover with a cloth.
  • Let rise for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F).
  • Put the dough on three round baking trays with oiled baking paper and form the shape of the pizza with your hands.
  • Top the pizzas with what you prefer.
  • Cook the pizzas for 15/20 minutes each.

Toppings

There is a huge selection of toppings for vegan pizza. As an Italian, I am very fond of the classic flavors I grew up with. Here are some ideas:

Rosse

  • Artichokes + Sun-Dried Tomatoes + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Broccoletti + Garlic + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Broccoletti + Olives + Breadcrumbs + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Broccoletti + Potatoes + Chili Pepper Flakes + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Broccoli + Sun-Dried Tomatoes + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Eggplants + Olives + Garlic + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Marinara: Oregano + Garlic + Peeled Tomatoes  
  • Mushrooms + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Onion + Olives + Capperi + Oregano + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Peppers + Olives + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Peppers + Onions + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Potatoes + Spinach + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Vegan Capricciosa: Vegan Sausage + Vegan Cheese + Artichokes + Black Olives + Peeled Tomato
  • Vegan Margherita: Vegan Cheese + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Zucchini + Fresh Datterino Tomatoes + Peeled Tomatoes
  • Zucchini + Garlic + Oregano + Peeled Tomatoes

Bianche

  • Artichoke Puree + Cherry Tomatoes
  • Artichokes + Cherry Tomatoes + Arugula
  • Artichokes + Sun-Dried Tomatoes + Olives
  • Basil Pesto + Cherry Tomatoes
  • Basil Pesto + Eggplants
  • Basil Pesto + Zucchini
  • Broccoletti + Olives + Breadcrumbs
  • Broccoletti + Potatoes + Chilli Flakes
  • Broccoli + Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes + Arugula
  • Eggplants + Garlic + Basil
  • Eggplants + Sun-Dried Tomatoes + Garlic
  • Onion + Capers + Olives
  • Onion + Capers + Oregano
  • Onion + Sage
  • Peppers + Olives
  • Peppers + Onions
  • Potatoes + Mushrooms
  • Potatoes + Spinach
  • Potatoes + Wild Fennel Seeds
  • Pumpkin Puree + Spinach
  • Scarola + Confit Cherry Tomatoes + Olives + Capers
  • Vegan Cheese + Arugula
  • Zucchini + Cherry Tomatoes
  • Zucchini + Garlic
  • Zucchini Puree + Vegan Cheese
Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below.

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