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Old-World Pizza Recipe

Old-World Pizza Recipe

For our family, there's no pizza as satisfying as this one with its yeast-raised crust and old-fashioned flavor.—Linda Hovey, Mondovi, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups sliced pepperoni
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in sugar, salt, oil and flour. Beat vigorously 20 strokes. Cover and let rest about 15 minutes.
  • 2. With buttered fingers, pat crust into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cover with pizza sauce. Top with next four ingredients. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until crust and cheese are lightly browned. Yield: 8-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 597 calories, 36g fat (17g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 1392mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.

Reviews for Old-World Pizza

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saint_chef User ID: 6010432 44829
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"No self respecting pizza lover would put cheddar cheese on a pie."

Joy2Bake User ID: 2335231 17147
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"This was delicious! The whole family loved it, and it was very easy to make!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.