Big Fat Crust Homemade Pizza
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Serves: 8
Bake up this ultra thick pizza crust topped with everything but the kitchen sink!
  • 2¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 c warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2½ - 3½ c all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs cornmeal
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp minced dry onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
  • 8 oz of grated cheese (mozzerella & monteray jack are good mixed)
  • 34 slices pepperoni (about ⅓ of a pillow pack)
  • 1 4oz can sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • ½ red or green pepper diced or sliced into rings
  • ¼ c sweet banana peppers (drained)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Any other toppings your family likes!
  1. Dissolve yeast, salt and sugar in warm water until bubbly (about 5 minutes). Add olive oil and 2 cups of flour. With dough hook attached, mix at low speed for 2 minutes until smooth (or beat by hand).
  2. Add remaining flour ½ a cup at a time, mixing well after each addition, until dough forms a soft ball and clears sides of mixing bowl. Knead dough at low speed (or by hand on lightly floured surface) until smooth and elastic (about 2 minutes).
  3. Grease bowl with 1 Tbs olive oil, add dough ball and turn to coat. Cover with damp towel and let rise in warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch down dough.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together all sauce ingredients and set aside.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  1. Sprinkle large round stone with 1 Tbs cornmeal. Shape dough into circle large enough to cover pan forming a slight rim to hold sauce in. Brush edges lightly with olive oil and poke shell a few times with a fork.
  2. Spread sauce to within ½" of edges. Sprinkle with ¾ of the cheese. Layer pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, and other toppings. Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese and up to ¼ cup of parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes until crust is lightly browned and cooked through.
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at