Homemade Pizza with Fresh Toppings Recipe

Make your pizza nights legendary with our Homemade Pizza Recipe. Learn how to blend flavors like a pro with a crispy crust, tangy sauce, and delicious toppings.
A homemade pepperoni pizza with fresh toppings like cheese, olives, mushrooms, and green peppers is placed on a marble surface.

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A homemade pizza cut into eight slices, topped with fresh toppings like pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, bell peppers, and melted cheese.

Homemade Pizza with Fresh Toppings Recipe

A blonde woman in a white suit smiling at a table.Sarah Thompson
A versatile homemade pizza with a crispy crust, tangy tomato sauce, and a variety of fresh toppings.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Meal Type Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 451 kcal
Difficulty Medium
Ingredient Cost $7
Shopping Cost$37


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking sheet or pizza stone
  • Oven


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup water warm
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • pepperoni Assorted toppings (bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, etc.)


  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar. In another bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon active dry yeast, 3/4 cup water
  • Add the yeast mixture and olive oil to the flour mixture. Knead until a dough forms.
    2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C). Roll out the dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  • Place the rolled-out dough on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough.
    1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese and add your desired toppings.
    1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, pepperoni
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  • Let cool slightly before slicing and serving.


Experiment with different cheeses and toppings to customize your pizza.
For a crispier crust, bake the pizza on a preheated pizza stone.


Calories: 451kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 17gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 1.026mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 241mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Dinner, Easy Recipe, Homemade Pizza, Italian Cuisine

Ingredient Costs: Cost of Recipe by Ingredient Measurements

Shopping Costs: Cost of Recipe with Brand New Ingredient Purchases

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