Pizza with sauce and cheese, baby.

I stopped buying pizza dough in the supermarket and now just make my own using Jim Lahey’s recipe. It always comes out thin and crunchy, just how I like it. Here’s his dough topped with traditional mozzarella cheese and sauce. I followed my dad’s method of toppings. His pizza is awesome too.

You can link to the Pizza Dough recipe here.

Toppings Ingredients

two 8 oz. bags shredded mozzarella cheese, make one the 4-cheese blend

jar of pizza sauce, any kind will do

oregano

basil

salt and pepper

olive oil

optional toppings: pepperoni, cooked sausage, mushrooms, peppers, sliced onions, anchovies, you name it.

Directions

After your dough is in the pan, evenly spread the shredded mozzarella over top, being sure to get the edges. Using a soup spoon, add a dolup of pizza sauce over the pizza every 2-3 inches. Don’t spread it around. Sprinkle with oregano, basil, and salt and pepper, as much or as little as you like. Sprinkle with a little olive oil over the pizza. Add whatever other toppings you’d like. Bake in 500 degree oven for 15-20 minutes being sure not to burn the cheese. Slice into squares and enjoy.

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