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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 serving (1 piece) equals 597 calories, 36 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 1,392 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.