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Old-World Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

8-12 servings

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

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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups 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 15x10x1-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.

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