American Pizza

American Pizza

Basic Pizza Dough

1 package dried yeast

1 t. sugar

1 1/4 C. warm water or more, if necessary

3 1/2 C. flour

2 T. olive oil

1/2 t. salt

Olive oil spray as needed


1 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese grated

1 can pizza sauce

2/3 C. sliced mushrooms

1/4 C. chopped green onions

1/4 C. green pepper chopped


1/4 lb. Italian sausage browned

1 t. Parmesan cheese or to taste

For dough: Place yeast into small bowl; add sugar and water. Allow to stand for 5 minutes; mix until smooth. Pour mixture into a large bowl; add flour and olive oil. Mix with your hands to a stiff dough. Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes. Add more water, if necessary.

Place dough ball in an oiled bowl; put in a fairly warm place; allow it to double in size. Punch down and reshape ball. Repeat if you have time. Turn dough onto a floured board; roll to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Place on baking sheet sprayed with olive oil.

Yield: 2 small pizzas or 1 large 9-inch pizza.

Assembling pizza: Place rolled out pizza dough on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil. Arrange on pizza dough in order given, ending with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°F. for about 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.

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