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Homemade Pizza Dough recipe
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Homemade Pizza Dough

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 15 mins
  • Yields 1 15 inch pizza crust (38 cm)


3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
1/4 oz (7 g) packet active dry yeast
2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
1 cup (250 mL) warm water at 110 °F (43 °C)

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Mix flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Add oil and water. Stir well until mixture forms a ball. Knead until smooth. Spread dough on a large pizza pan.

Prepare your own pizza:
Put pizza crust on a lightly oiled large pizza pan or cookie sheet. Spread sauce on crust.Add toppings and sprinkle with Canadian cheese (1 1/2 cups / 375 mL or to taste).Bake at 450 °F (230 °C) for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pizza is hot and cheese melted. Reduce baking time for thin crusts (pitas or tortillas).

Type: Provençal
Crust: 1 large prebaked thin pizza crust
Sauce: Pesto, alone or mixed with sour cream
Toppings: Diced, cooked boneless chicken, diced tomatoes and cooked mushrooms
Canadian Cheese: Mixture of shredded Cheddar or Mozzarella (regular or smoked)

Type: Mexican
Crust: 2 large or 4 small flour tortillas
Sauce: Barbecue sauce
Toppings: Canned beans, drained and mashed, with salsa and corn
Canadian Cheese: Mixture of shredded Mexican-style Canadian cheese or Canadian Monterey Jack and Canadian Cheddar

Type: Greek
Crust: 4 pitas
Sauce: Ranch dressing or tzatziki sauce
Toppings: Sliced black olives, sweet red or yellow pepper and oregano
Canadian Cheese: Crumbled Feta or shredded Mozzarella

Type: Mini
Crust: 4 English muffins cut in half and toasted
Sauce: Pizza or spaghetti sauce
Toppings: Sliced sausage or pepperoni, sliced green pepper and cooked mushrooms
Canadian Cheese: Shredded Cheddar or Colby

Type: Seafood
Crust: 1 refrigerated or thawed frozen pizza crust
Sauce: Béchamel sauce
Toppings: Cooked seafood (like shrimp or scallops) and garlic
Canadian Cheese: Shredded Mozzarella

Type: Italian
Crust: 1 Italian flatbread
Sauce: Drizzled olive oil
Toppings: Sliced tomatoes, crushed garlic, fresh basil and oregano, toasted pine nuts (optional)
Canadian Cheese: Mixture of grated Parmesan and shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar.


Dust your hands and kneading surface with lots of flour to make the dough easier to work with. Reserve some flour for this purpose.

For a thicker crust, let dough rise covered for 30 minutes before adding sauce, cheese and toppings.

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