Pizza Shop Pizzas Recipe
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Pizza Shop Pizzas Recipe

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"This is absolutely the best homemade pizza I've ever tried! It's easy to make and you can simply toss on the toppings you and your family love." Melody Mellinger Myerstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2-2/3 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6-1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano, marjoram and thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded pizza cheese blend
  • 1 package (6 ounces) sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup pickled pepper rings
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 382 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 1027 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 2/3 cup warm water. Add 3 tablespoons oil, sugar, salt, oregano, garlic salt, remaining water and 5 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; divide into two portions. Roll each into a 15-in. circle. Brush two 14-in. pizza pans with remaining oil; sprinkle with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pans; build up edges slightly. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Spread over crusts. Sprinkle with toppings.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crusts and cheese are lightly browned. Yield: 2 pizzas (8 slices each).
Originally published as Pizza Shop Pizzas in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p58

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"These were delicious!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"This is the first homemade pizza I've ever made! I am still learning how to make crusts and this onewas a sinch! I would defineately recommend trying this recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

"We use this recipe just for the crust and it is amazing. It REALLY does taste like a local pizza shop, and you can add whatever sauce and toppings you like. We make pizza once a month and this is the recipe we use."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2009

"I cut the crust portion in half and made the pizza on a 15x10x1 baking sheet. I made the full sauce recipe and used just over half with the remainder put in the fridge for english muffin pizzas later in the week. I modified the amount of toppings used, but had a little of everything along with adding green peppers. LOVED the toppings!!"

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"Has anyone tried this recipe with whole wheat flour?"

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