If you've never made pizza from scratch, stop everything you're doing and go preheat the oven. No really, you don't have to make it now, but I really encourage you to add the ingredients to your grocery list because homemade pizza is wonderful. You can add any toppings you'd like- here I show how to make a barbecue chicken pizza, which is one of my personal favorites.

Making the dough does take some time, but it's well worth it. I calculate homemade pizza to cost somewhere around $3-$5, so not only does it taste good, but it's pretty inexpensive too!

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Step 1: Ingredients

Here's what you'll need--

Dough: {Makes 2 large pizzas}
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 TBSP cornmeal, for lining pizza pan under dough

I'm a huge fan of Jay's Pizza Crust- I love this recipe and have made it many times. Thanks Jay, whoever you are!

Pizza: {Makes 1 large pizza- I made a plain cheese pizza for the kids using the other crust}
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, any variety
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 large chicken breast, sauteed in 2 TBSP BBW sauce and a 1-2 TBSp water or olive oil
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 3 TBSP Parmesan cheese
  • about 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits- I didn't add mine to the pizza in the pics but I LOVE pineapple on BBQ chicken pizza!}
  • 2 TBSP fresh cilantro, to top the pizza {optional but oh so good!}
Great photos!
Thank you!! Food photography is a hobby of mine... my kids think I'm crazy. :)
<p>dont worry!! youre not crazy!!!</p>
Beautiful work! I love the pineapple. Good luck, Jessica!
Congrats on becoming a finalist! Good luck!
Too amazing for words. <br /> <br />GM

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