The BEST Homemade Pizza Sauce & Crust

By now it is common knowledge that Zack and I are pizza addicts.  We have some form of pizza at least once a week (usually).

Well, we finally found the perfect sauce and crust.  It was actually two separate recipes that I found and tweaked.  The crust was originally not whole wheat, but I really wanted that added health edge (if there is such a thing in pizza!).  I’m very glad I did, because this was AMAZING.

There was a lot of sauce left over, so I saved it and served it with some pizza bites for Zack later on.  Post about those coming soon.

I cannot wait to make this pizza again, but I may have to wait a while, because I had no self control when it came to eating it! haha!

 

The BEST Homemade Pizza

Make the whole wheat crust:

– 1 pkg dry yeast

– 1 c warm water

– 1 t sugar

– 1 t salt

– 2 T olive oil

– 1 c whole wheat flour

– 1 1/2 c all purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add sugar, salt, and oil.  Add flours and mix well.  Cover and let rise in warm place for five minutes.  This makes one soft crust.

Make the sauce:

– 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

– 2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste

– 2 t dried oregano

– 2 t garlic powder

– 1 t onion powder

– 1 t ground sweet paprika

– 2 t sugar

– 1/2 t salt

– 4 T olive oil

– 2 t white vinegar

In a large bowl or container, mix all ingredients.

Roll out dough onto pizza pan, cover in sauce, cheese, and toppings of choice.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is browned.

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25 thoughts on “The BEST Homemade Pizza Sauce & Crust

  1. It’s the best when you found the perfect recipe! I actually have almost the same recipe for my perfect crust (essentially I just let mine rise a few minutes longer). Definitely need to look into that sauce!

    • Haha, that’s funny! It’s especially interesting when we order a pizza from a restaurant, because Zack orders extra cheese/sauce/meat on his half and I order veggies/light cheese/regular sauce. I’m sure we are extremely annoying.

      • Hi jenn
        May I know if there is a need to knead the dough? And also, how big is the pizza. I don’t have a pizza tray so thinking of using those round trays used for baking chiffon cake(:
        Sorry I’m new in this. Thanks for ur help.

      • I would knead it a couple of times, not too much. The recipe will make one large pizza or two small pizzas. If you don’t have a pizza tray, you could roll out the two small pizzas and put them on a baking sheet. No prob 🙂

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