3 Homemade Pizza Recipes You’ll Crave

by Cookie
Cheesy pizza margherita

Last Updated on February 1, 2020 by Cookie

Homemade pizza is a delight, especially because you can carefully choose the best pizza ingredients and combine them at your discretion. 

One of the Italian “symbols” in the world is pizza! There is one pizza to fit all tastes! For this reason, in this article, you will find three most delicious pizzas I have ever tried. All three pizza recipes are very simple, they require a few ingredients and the result is simply astonishing. Today, I will share with you how to prepare the world-famous Margherita pizza with burrata cheese, the robust Pepperoni pizza, and the controversial Onion&Gorgonzola pizza.

How to make pizza dough

The base of any pizza is, of course, the dough. I like to call it the guarantor of success in making the most delicious and mouthwatering pizzas. No matter the pizza toppings you choose, the pizza dough has to be made right. How do you know you got a perfect pizza dough? It has to be elastic yet keep its shape. It has to be bubbly and double its size during resting time. Also, when you take your pizza out of the oven, you get crispy borders while the middle is thin and soft. 

ingredients for pizza doughPizza dough needs special attention, therefore, follow this pizza dough recipe to get the perfect base for any pizza you wish. I promise that if you follow my pizza dough recipe, any pizzeria in town will lose its credits. Isn’t that hell of a promise? :))

It is simpler than it seems to prepare a pizzeria-like dough at home. The basic dough is made out of flour, water, sugar, oil, salt, and yeast. You will need 500g of flour, 400 ml of water, 50 ml olive oil, 7 g of dried yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar and one of salt. With these little ingredients and indicated dosed you will prepare 3 round pizzas of 28-30 cm in diameter.

Make sure you make the dough properly and let it rest for at least one hour and let’s get to the fun part of the work – let’s make pizza!

pizza fiilingsHow to start making pizza?

As a first thing, preheat the oven. Perfect pizza comes out when the oven has been heated at 200-220 degrees. This is the recommendation for home ovens, not for the wood-fired ovens. That is a whole other story. Then, proceed to the dough.

It is mandatory to knead the dough after the resting period. After you have kneaded it, cut the dough in 3 equal parts, which means you will have 3 equal pizzas. Then proceed to roll the dough using a rolling pin. Here’s one secret I’ve learned: bake the rolled dough only for 5 minutes before adding the topping. That is a savior tip for you!

how to make pizza margheritaHow to make Margherita Pizza

Over time I have prepared and have tasted many versions of pizza but the one that has really made a way to my heart, the Queen of all, pizza Margherita. Besides, I am sure that it is one of the most beloved pizzas especially for children, thanks to its simple yet flavourful ingredients.  

The secrets are few and obvious. First, all the ingredients must be of excellent quality. Second, the oven must be hot, and last but not least, you must insert all your love and dedication to the dough while kneading it. Only in this way, your Margherita pizza will be special. Check the ingredients for this simple yet delicious pizza and enjoy it!

Cheesy pizza margherita

Ingredients for pizza Margherita

  • Tomato pulp 100 g
  • Mozarella for pizza 200 g
  • Burrata cheese 1 piece
  • Dry oregano 1 tsp
  • Basil to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste

Once you’ve rolled the dough to the needed shape and diameter, put the dough disk on a baking tray and put it in the preheated oven and let it bake for 5 minutes on its own. Then take it out and start by adding the ingredients. Tomato sauce will go first. Then sprinkle a few drops of olive oil, proceed with adding the grated mozzarella, burrata pieces, and add little dried oregano. Put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes expire, take out the pizza and let it rest for another 5 minutes before consuming. The ingredients are very loose right after you take the pizza out the oven, you may have a hard time slicing it. Great things are worth waiting for. Buon Appetito! 

how to make pepperoni pizzaHow to make pepperoni pizza

Pepperoni pizza is by far the most requested pizza in the world. There is nothing tastier than a kitchen that smells of pizza stuffed with intense-smelling ingredients like mozzarella, salami, and hot peppers. Pepperoni pizza is a real delicacy for sight, smell, and taste. I wouldn’t recommend this pizza to children or to people who have gastrointestinal problems because it is a spicy dish.

However, the versatility of the pepperoni and salami pizza is due to the fact that it can be consumed either hot or cold, great as a snack or dinner. Follow the next steps, to make a tasty pepperoni pizza.

Ingredients for Pepperoni pizza 

  • Tomato pulp 100 g
  • Mozarella for pizza 200 g
  • Salami to taste
  • Sliced spicy sausage to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • Grated parmesan to taste
  • Sliced Hot peppers to taste

pizza pepperoni recipe
The same rules apply here as well. Roll the dough to the needed shape and diameter then bake the dough disk for 5 minutes at 200-220 degrees. Take out the slightly golden dough disk and season it with the above-mentioned ingredients following the order. Begin with the tomato paste and the olive oil.  Add the grated mozzarella, the sliced salami and a few slices of hot peppers. Sprinkle grated parmesan to taste and move the baking tray back to the oven for another 5 minutes. As already mentioned, take out the pizza and let it rest for 5 more minutes. Slice the delicious pepperoni pizza and enjoy it! 

pizza onion&gorgonzola recipe
How to make Onion&Gorgonzola Pizza

Onion&Gorgonzola Pizza is one of the most piquant and flavorful pizzas I have ever eaten. That is probably why I adore it so much. The combination of the crunchy onion slices and the soft tangy blue cheese is simply mind-blowing. 

Ingredients for Onion&Gorgonzola Pizza

  • Tomato pulp 100 g
  • Mozarella for pizza 100 g
  • Gorgonzola 200
  • One medium red onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • Grated parmesan to taste

Let’s start with one of the main ingredients of this dish. Peel off the onion and cut it in thin slices. Then take a bowl and transfer the onion slices to it. Squeeze one lemon juice over the onion and let it marinate for about 10 minutes while you prepare the pizza. By doing so, you take out the spiciness out the onion and make it crunchy. Before adding it to pizza, squeeze all liquid out the onion slices. Do not pour the juice of the marinade on the pizza.

how to make oion&gorgonzola pizzaContinue by rolling the dough. Make a disk of 28-30 cm diameter and put it to bake for 5 minutes. Then take it out and add the tomato sauce along with a few drops of olive oil. Grate some mozzarella cheese, add some chunks of gorgonzola on top, sprinkle the marinated onion slices and top everything with grated parmesan. 

Put everything to bake for 5 minutes and wait for the magic to happen. Once you take it out the oven, wait 5 minutes before you proceed to devour it.

how to make oion&gorgonzola pizza

Homemade Pizza Recipes You'll Crave

Three pizza recipes are very simple, they require a few ingredients and the result is simply astonishing. Today, I will share with you how to prepare the world-famous Margherita pizza with burrata cheese, the robust Pepperoni pizza, and the controversial Onion&Gorgonzola pizza.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • rolling pin
  • baking tray

Ingredients
  

Pizza Margherita with burrata cheese

  • 100 g tomato pulp
  • 200 g mozzarella
  • 1 piece burrata cheese
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 leaves basil
  • 300 g dough

Pepperoni pizza

  • 100 g tomato pulp
  • 200 g mozzarella
  • 150 g salami
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 50 g grated parmesan
  • 1 hot pepper

Onion&Gorgonzola Pizza

  • 100 g tomato pulp
  • 100 g mozzarella
  • 200 g gorgonzola
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 50 g grated parmesan

Instructions
 

For all pizzas

  • Preheat the oven at 200-220 degrees
  • Knead the dough after the resting period and cut it in 3 equal parts
  • Roll the dough using a rolling pin to form a disk of 28-30 cm in diameter and 0.4 cm hight
  • Place the dough disk on a baking tray and put it in the preheated oven and let it bake for 5 minutes
  • Take it out of the oven and start adding the ingredients for each pizza

Pizza Margherita

  • Add tomato sauce first. Then sprinkle a few drops of olive oil, proceed with adding the grated mozzarella, burrata pieces, and add little dried oregano
  • Put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes
  • Take out the pizza and let it rest for 5 more minutes

Pepperoni pizza

  • Begin with the tomato paste and the olive oil.  Add the grated mozzarella, the sliced salami and a few slices of hot peppers. Sprinkle grated parmesan to taste
  • Place the baking tray back to the oven for another 5 minutes
  • Take out the pizza and let it rest for 5 more minutes

Onion&Gorgonzola Pizza

  • Peel off the onion and cut it in thin slices. Then take a bowl and transfer the onion slices to it. Squeeze one lemon juice over the onion and let it marinate for about 10 minutes while you prepare the pizza. When time expires, squeeze all liquid out the onion slices.
  • Add the tomato sauce along with a few drops of olive oil. Grate some mozzarella cheese, add some chunks of gorgonzola on top, sprinkle the marinated onion slices and top everything with grated parmesan
  • Place the baking tray back to the oven for another 5 minutes
  • Take out the pizza and let it rest for 5 more minutes
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