Thin Crust and Pizza Sauce

Our Saturday nights can be busy & tiring if there’s a late night football game to attend.

Those are the kind of nights that require something quick & easy for dinner. The last thing you

want to do is spend an hour or so in the kitchen cooking after you just spent 2 hours

in the stands cheering & screaming. So what makes everyone in the house smile?


Make the dough before you leave & it will rise while you’re gone. It will be ready by the time you get home.

The sauce takes just a couple minutes to make in the blender.

Shape the dough, add the sauce & toppings and presto, pizza in about 20 minutes.

It didn’t cost an arm & leg, no 45 minute wait for delivery & you can make it however you want!!

DSC_0329 aI’ve never tried this type of yeast before, but it makes some pretty awesome thin crust pizza.

DSC_0334 aShape your dough very carefully & add the toppings.

DSC_0339 aBake for 15 minutes, slice & serve.


Thin Crust Pizza

2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Envelope Fleischmann’s Pizza Yeast
1 1/2 tsp Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Salt
2/3 Cups very warm water (120F – 130F)
3 Tbsp Oil

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar & salt in a large bowl.  Add very warm water & oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. 

Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Dough should form a ball & will be slightly sticky.

Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth & elastic, about 4 minutes.

Pat dough with floured hands to flatten on baking sheet or roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle;

place on a greased pizza pan or baking sheet.  Spread with pizza sauce.  Top with desired toppings and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake on lowest oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned.


Pizza Sauce

1 tsp Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic
28 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
1 tsp Oregano
2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Basil
Salt & Pepper to Taste

In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic & saute until golden, being careful not to burn.

Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper & oregano to blender. Pulse until smooth. Add garlic & fresh basil to blender. Pulse again until smooth.

Spoon onto pizza dough.

* If you prefer to cook your sauce, cover & let simmer about 15 – 20 minutes.*


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