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Easy Pizza Recipe – Homemade Pizza Sauce & Cheeseless Toppings

Homemade pizza dough, sauce and cheeseless toppings that everyone will love.

Sometimes, cooking for a crowd can be difficult because of allergies. But one thing is for sure, everyone loves pizza and pizza can love you back with the right toppings.

If you are looking for a special dinner for your favorite vegetarian, vegan, or meat lover no problem. Make a pizza party for everyone on your list.

Keep reading to get helpful time-saving steps to make an all-inclusive pizza party from start to finish with homemade pizza dough, sauce, and fresh toppings.

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Cheeseless Pizza with sauce and non-dairy vegan parmesan – Original recipe from BlueBoxRecipe.com

Easy Pizza Making Tips For A First Time Pizza Party!

Make a huge pizza party with traditional pizza flavor with little effort. Here are 3 steps you should follow to make a stress-free pizza party.

  1. Make pizza sauce in advance, refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Make pizza dough the night before, place it in the fridge with a cover.
  3. Pizza Day! Pull out all your precut topping containers, preheat the oven and start rolling out your pizza.

Toppings For a Cheese-less Pizza

The secret to a great pizza is always the crust but next to the crust it’s the sauce. For best results always use fresh ingredients for your sauce.

Fresh ingredients like garlic, tomato, onions, and parsley will take a few extra minutes to chop but the results will always be better.

Cheese-less options: grated vegan cheese or simply crush a handful of pine nuts and fresh basil with a tablespoon olive oil to make pesto.

Delicious Take on Sauces for pizza: instead of the traditional red tomato marinara sauce try a white sauce, garlic butter, or pesto.

Fresh Pizza toppings: red bell pepper, red onion, caramelized onions, artichoke hearts, banana peppers, sliced mushrooms, fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and black olives.

Fresh tomatoes for pizza ingredients – Fresh tomato for the best pizza sauce – Photo by Margaret Jaszowska on Unsplash

Pizza Sauce Ingredients

Tomato paste or tomato puree

Olive oil extra virgin olive oil, for the best brands, look for olive oil produced in Spain or Italy.

White sugar

Garlic salt or garlic powder for low sodium. Use the real thing by adding a few cloves of crushed garlic and salt.

Oregano or for fresh oregano 3x the dry amount. (1 tbsp chopped oregano)

Basil for fresh basil you will need three times the dry amount. (1 tbsp chopped basil)

Black pepper could also be substituted with ground white pepper or cayenne pepper.

Homemade pizza dough ball – Photo by Felicity Tai from Pexels

Pizza Dough Ingredients

Yeast instant dry yeast. 

Flour all purpose flour or high-gluten bread flour works best for pizza dough.

Milk I like to use whole milk but any milk will work.

Sugar for pizza dough white sugar or honey.

Olive oil is the best extra virgin olive oil.

Table Salt or sea salt

Pizza Making Tools

  • Baking sheet, pizza screen, or pizza stone
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Wooden spoon or fork
  • Medium-to-large rolling pin
  • Small mixing bowl for sauce
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Cutting board & sharp knife
  • Pizza oven or any kitchen oven
Rolling out pizza dough with a rolling pin on wooden pizza peel  – Photo by Felicity Tai from Pexels

Steps To Make Pizza Easy

Making a homemade pizza is easy, I promise. Three steps are all you need to make pizza from scratch.

  • Prepare Pizza Sauce
  • Make Pizza Dough
  • Add Your Favorite Pizza Toppings & Bake

Easy Pizza Sauce Ingredients & Directions

8 oz tomato paste
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water

Mix all sauce ingredients together until well combined. Refrigerate pizza sauce until ready to use.

Pizza Dough Directions

Step 1 – In a large bowl mix all pizza dough ingredients together with a large wooden spoon or fork. Knead with your hands on a floured surface for about 10 minutes. Or use a stand mixer with a dough hook and knead for 5 minutes.

Step 2 – Lightly cover with a tea towel or large bowl. Let rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

Step 3 – Punch down dough and shape into a large round dough ball on a lightly floured surface. Cover with a mixing bowl or clean kitchen cloth and rest for 10-20 minutes.

Step 4 – Roll out dough with a rolling pin or stretch pizza dough by hand to ¼” or ½” thick round. Place on top of the cooking pan.

Baking the Perfect Pizza

Top pizza dough with pizza sauce, and your favorite pizza toppings. Finally, add grated cheese or cheese-less options for a vegan pizza.

Bake pizza in a preheated oven at 375° F for 35 to 45 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Cheese bread is a famous street food that is easily made with leftover pizza dough – Photo by Alberta Studios from Pexels

Savory Bread With Pizza Dough

Cheese Bread: Roll pizza dough out to ½” thick, top with garlic butter and shredded cheese. Bake on a pizza pan and slice wedges.

Bread Sticks: Roll pizza dough out to ½” thick top with garlic butter and parmesan cheese. Slice into 2″ strips with a pizza cutter. Bake until golden brown at 375° F about 8-12 minutes.

Serve with a side of pizza sauce or garlic dipping sauce.

Easy Pizza Recipe With Homemade Pizza Sauce and Toppings

Recipe by Mary Fouler Adapted by Angela @blueboxrecipe.comCourse: pizzaCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Homemade pizza dough, fresh pizza sauce, and vegan toppings for a cheeseless pizza. Easily add more toppings for everyone who loves pizza.

Ingredients

  • Cheese Pizza Topping
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese or cheeseless pizza toppings

  • Pizza Sauce
  • 8 oz tomato paste

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/3 tsp sugar

  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1 tsp basil

  • 1/8 tsp pepper

  • 1/4 cup water

  • Pizza Dough Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp yeast

  • 1/4 cup warm water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup scalded milk

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

  • 1 tablespoon oil

Directions

  • Pizza Sauce Directions
  • Mix all sauce ingredients together until well combined. Refrigerate marinara sauce until ready to use.
  • Pizza Dough & Making Directions
  • In a large bowl mix all pizza dough ingredients together and rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Punch down dough and shape into a ball on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cover and dough and rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Roll the dough ball about 1/2″ flat with a rolling pin or by hand.
  • Place pizza dough on top of the prepared pizza plate, screen or wooden pizza peel.
  • Top with pizza sauce and pizza toppings and shredded cheese or go cheeseless.
  • Bake pizza in a preheated oven at 375° F for 35 to 45 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Notes

  • Dipping Sauce: use pizza sauce as a dipping sauce for cheese bread, garlic knots, pretzel bagels and cheese sticks.
  • Make sauce ahead of time: pizza sauce will stay good in a refrigerated container for 1 week. Freeze in a tightly sealed freezer-safe container up to 3 months.
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