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How to Make Pizza like a Pro

Pizza is a wonderfully versatile dish and there are many different types available, both to buy and to make yourself. You can choose from thin crust or thick crust, white or whole wheat and you can even make a great yeast free pizza crust or stuffed crust variety.

Pizza requires different cooking temperatures and times, depending on the ingredients in the crust and the toppings as well as the depth of the pizza. You should cool baked pizza on a wire rack for a few minutes before cutting it so the cooked cheese can set a little and the crust stays crisp. This is because there will be steam trapped between the pan and the hot pizza.

How to Make Your Own Pizza from Scratch

First of all, you need to know how to make pizza crust. Recipes for pizza crust vary and some contain just a few ingredients, perhaps oil, water, yeast, and flour. Other pizza crust recipes might contain Parmesan cheese, garlic, onion or herbs and do not forget stuffed crust pizza recipes. By stretching the dough up the sides of the pizza pan and rolling a length of string cheese around the top, you can make your own stuffed crust pizza.

How to Make Pizza like a ProLearning how to make your own pizza is less complicated that you might think. The best thing to do is have a look at some of the pizza dough recipes and pizza recipes on this site and choose whichever appeals the most. Do not be afraid to experiment with toppings because that is half the fun of making your own pizza.

Pizza Topping Tips

Mozzarella is commonly used when making your own pizza but try other cheeses, such as provolone, fontina, feta, Monterey jack, or blue cheese for a different flavor. If you are using toppings, which would add moisture, make sure you drain them well so they do not make the pizza soggy. Rub dried herbs between your fingers before sprinkling them over the pizza to release the flavor oils.

How to Make Thin Crust Pizza

Some thin crust pizza recipes contain yeast and others do not. A perfect thin crust pizza should be crispy and crunchy. Making thin crust pizza dough is similar to the process used for making thick crust pizza dough. Remember to roll out your dough slightly larger than you want it because pizza dough shrinks slightly in the oven.

How to Make Pizza on the Barbecue

If you want to know how to make pizza on the barbecue or how to make pizza on the grill, the good news is that this is easy as well as a lot of fun! Pizza cooks best on a hot fire so wait until the ash is gray or white. If you use a gas grill, it should be on its highest setting. Roll out your pizza dough and use a big spatula to slide it on to the hot grill.

The dough will start to bubble after a while and you should pop the bubbles with a fork. When the dough starts to change color, remove it and flip it over, cooked side up. Coat the pizza crust with olive oil, then your favorite toppings. Slide a floured spatula under the pizza and place it toppings side up on the grill. Cover the grill.

It is important to check the pizza every couple of minutes so it does not burn. When the toppings are cooked, the pizza is ready. Use the large spatula to remove the pizza from the grill and serve.

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A wonderful selection of healthy vegetarian pizza choices for topping that next pizza. Pizza is a wonderfully versatile food that is so popular it even has its own section in the “Yellow Pages” no other food group can say this. It is as international yet as American as hot dogs and hamburgers are. We hope you find the pizza making help you need in our pizza articles section and that perfect recipe to go with that new found knowledge.
 
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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hi I'm Christine, and I am happy you are visiting. Food is a large part of our family's lives, and we love to try new dishes, especially Italian food which offers so much freshness and flavor, whether you are making a classic Italian dish like lasagna or pizza, or experimenting with new appetizers, entrées or desserts from Italy.


Even if you are brand new to this cuisine, you will be able to find all kinds of tempting recipes here. I have been collecting classic Italian recipes, all conveniently in one place, along with unusual recipes from Italy plus some dishes inspired by Italian cuisine.


When the weather is cold, a baked pasta dish or juicy pork or veal recipe might be ideal. During the summer months, an Italian salad might be your dish of choice. We have vegetarian recipes, Italian soups, and even tips on how to work with Italian ingredients for the best results, whether you are making lasagna, gnocchi or an Italian casserole

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