Homemade Pizza Dough

Having three boys, I can count on one hand the food that they would want to eat every day for the rest of their lives.  The answer that would rank in the number one position for all of them would be pizza.  To make homemade pizza dough is a great money saving trick that can offer pizza at over half the cost of a frozen pizza.  Factor in a pizza shop pizza and your savings are even greater.

The basis of this cookbook is to make products that you find in the store at home for a fraction of the cost.  Believe me I am always looking at ways to save money on my grocery bills.  Having 2 growing teens and 1 growing preteen that eat like food is going to run out.  Not only can you save on your grocery bill but you have control over the ingredients and know what goes into each item.  Homemade cereal, rice mixes, breads plus household cleaners.

The Ruling:  I have made many different varieties of store bought pizza mixes, frozen dough and homemade mixes and this one ranks right near the top.  It was easy to make plus it didn’t take a long time to rest and rise.  The kids liked it.  I made one pizza and there really was enough to make two.  We made pizza with pepperoni on it.  You can place whatever toppings you want.  Use leftover taco meat for taco pizza. Use leftover chicken and veggies with a bit of alfredo sauce for a fun pizza.  Another homemade crust that was a little more labor intesive but so delcious can be found here.

Pizza Dough, page 104


  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. In a large bowl, add yeast to warm water and stir to dissolve.  Let set 2 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients.  Knead dough, adding extra flour, if needed, to form a workable dough.  Let rest 5 minutes.  Punch down and roll dough on lightly floured board to the shape of your pizza pans.

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

 MS. Simplicity

MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger  operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity.  She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at www.ididit-fargo.com .  Need to contact MS. Simplicity privately, you can email her at melissa@ididit-fargo.com

4 Responses

  1. Dave

    A comma is needed after “Having three boys.” Otherwise the sentence can be read as “Having three boys I can count on one hand … ”

    There are reasons for grammar and punctuation. And this never should have gotten past a copy editor.

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