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Homemade Pizza Crust Recipes

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Homemade pizza is delicious, easy, and frugal.

I have been making and eating homemade pizza for years. Growing up my mom always made her own pizza. Eating pizza at a restaurant was a once a year or so treat. That is what happens when you grow up in a small town out in the middle of nowhere.

Really I did not grow up in the middle of nowhere. I grew up in a beautiful part of Oregon, in a small logging town, but it was pretty much one hour from the big city, where all the stores and restaurants were at. Driving an hour for pizza was just not worth it.

So, don’t get me wrong, I love the small town where I grew up and really miss it, but it was not known for pizza unless you count the pizza pockets sold at the one gas station in town. At some point when I was a teenager we started buying Papa Murhpy’s pizza, or something similar, that my mom could bring home after a long day of shopping or appointments, but that was still a treat.

Homemade pizza was what we had and what we enjoyed. More times than not our pizza night involved others coming over for dinner. My mom would often invite friends over and make four or five large pizzas. It was easy and pretty inexpensive to serve a large group. Not only that pizza is always a kid friendly meal.

Homemade Frozen Pizza_

Homemade pizza is something my family now eats almost every week. And really for the same reasons my mom served it. It is easy, inexpensive, and kids love it.

For us pizza night is usually Friday night and we eat it while watching a movie. We vary the toppings a lot. Sometimes they are more gourmet and other times they are a simple one topping pepperoni pizza.

Over the last few months I have been taking pictures of our various homemade pizzas that we have made and I plan to share them over the next few weeks. They won’t be so much recipes, but ideas that I hope inspire you to give homemade pizza a try. And for those of you that already make homemade pizza, I hope it will give you some new ideas.

I knew if I was going to do a series on homemade pizzas, I had to start by sharing some homemade crust ideas. So, today I put together a round up of pizza crust recipes from around the web. If you don’t have a favorite homemade pizza crust, you are sure to find one from the list below.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Homemade Pizza Crust Recipes

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust was my favorite pizza crust before going gluten free. It is a really old post, but still a great recipe.

Basic Homemade Pizza from Good Cheap Eats

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust from The Happy Housewife

Copy Cat Pizza from The Pocket Change Gourmet

Homemade Pizza Crust Dough from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Homemade Pizza Crust from Eat At Home Cooks

Homemade Pizza Dough from Once A Month Meals

Gluten Free Pizza Crust from my allergy section

Next week I will start sharing some of our favorite homemade pizzas, but today I would love to hear what your favorite homemade pizza and/or pizza crust recipe is. Do you have a favorite? 

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  1. Teresa Rouzer says

    This pizza crust recipe is now my only crust recipe for the past several years. The dough needs to be mixed up one day ahead and it also freezes well.

    Artisanal Pizza Crust – source: Pizza on the Grill, by Elizabeth Karmel and Bob Blumer
    makes 2 12-14-inch crusts
    3 cups bread or a-p flour
    1/2 t instant yeast
    3/4 t salt
    1 1/2 cups 2% milk
    2 TB olive oil

    1.Whisk flour, yeast and salt; pour in milk and oil.
    2.Mix with a fork; knead 1-2 times to form a ball; oil a bowl, put dough in, cover with wax paper then plastic.
    3.let rise 24 hours.
    4.3 hours before making pizza, turn dough over.
    5.divide dough in half to make 2 12-14-inch crusts. with sauce, cheese, toppings.
    7.bake at 450F until crust is done and cheese melted.

  2. We love the gluten free pizza crust from a blog called it is really good. I have to say I tried your recipe first and then that one and we liked it much better.

  3. My family LOVES your simple pizza sauce recipe and we LOVE the pizza crust recipe from!

  4. We love pizza at our house! Making the crust is easy too! Thanks for sharing our crust recipe!
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