Homemade Veggie Pizza


I can make real, non dessert food too!  Actually, that’s kind of a lie since the only savory food I can make that doesn’t burn or taste disgusting is pizza, and let’s face it, pizza is pretty much a sugarless dessert with toppings.  So, I’ve pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I can’t cook. at all. But hey, I have pizza, what can be so bad about that?

Best Pizza Dough

adapted from here

  • 4 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 ¾ cups ice water
  1. Stir together the flour, salt, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Add the olive oil and cold water.
  3. Stir until a loose dough forms.
  4. Kneed the dough using the dough hook for 5-7 minutes or until the dough is smooth.
  5. Cut the dough into 6 pieces, brush each piece with oil, and place in separate plastic bags. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

Cooking and assembling the pizza:

  • Pizza dough (mine were in small portions)
  • *Pizza stone
  • Parchment Paper
  • Pizza Sauce (I’m a rebel and use pasta sauce)
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings (I used leftover fake meat hotdogs, bell peppers, black olives, and artichoke hearts)
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F, placing the a pizza stone to preheat in the oven as well.  [*If you don’t have a pizza stone, the recipe can be cooked on a regular sheet pan, but don’t preheat the sheet pan or it could warp.]
  2. Tear a square piece of parchment paper and pour some flour on top.
  3. Take the dough and gently cover with flour.
  4. Roll out the dough to desire thickness (I find that hand stretching the dough after rolling it for a bit helps me make a thinner crust)
  5. Cut off excess parchment (so you’ll have your dough on a round piece of parchment)
  6. Add as much sauce to the dough as desired.
  7. Add whichever toppings you want.
  8. Transfer the pizza to the over (parchment paper can stay on it to make it easy to place in and remove from oven) and bake for 7-12 minutes.
  9. Once the cheese is nice and bubbly and the dough appears cooked, remove from oven, allow to cool for as humanly possible, and enjoy!