One Bowl Pizza
Try rolling some grated cheese into the pastry dough for an extra cheesy pizza.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8–12
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons yeast, rapid or fast-rising
1 cup very warm water
4 tablespoons peanut or corn oil
1 pound ground chicken or turkey
1 large onion, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons fresh oregano
1 cup tomato sauce
1½ cups mushrooms, sliced
1 green pepper, slivered
Salami or pepperoni slices, optional
Sliced olives, optional
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons olive oil
In a large bowl mix flour with dry ingredients. Soak yeast in a ½ cup of the warm water so it begins to activate then add to flour mixture. Work in the rest of the warm water and oil. Let rise for 45 minutes. Punch down and divide in half. Press dough into two 12-inch pizza pans.
Fry ground chicken or turkey with the onion for the pizza topping. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Spread tomato sauce on dough and then thinly spread the meat mixture over top.
Layer the pizzas with the mushrooms, peppers, salami, and olives, and cover toppings with cheese. Lastly, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over each pizza.
Bake at 350ºF for 30–35 minutes. Cut into slices and serve.
Working with Pizza Dough
Dough becomes tougher the more you handle it, so use your fingertips to blend it quickly. Once it is mixed, place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before rolling it out.