Homemade Three Cheese Pizza

Homemade Three Cheese Pizza

Makes 2 medium pizzas


For the dough
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 3 ¼ to 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups very warm water, 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 1/3 cup shortening, gently dissolved in microwave and cooled
  • 2 tbsp. honey, dissolved in warm water
  • 1 tsp. salt

For the toppings

  • 1 jar Cucina Antica La Pizza Sauce
  • 1/3 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Crushed black pepper to taste
  • Parsley or basil to garnish


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease or flour-coat two 12" round cooking sheets. Combine 2 cups of flour with the instant yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add water and honey mixture, then add shortening, mixing for 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended. Add remaining flour 1/4 cup at a time until a soft dough begins to form. The dough should be slightly sticky. Shape the dough into a ball and place it on a floured surface. Knead the dough for about 4 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into two separate balls. With floured hands, spread one ball of dough onto each cooking sheet. Pinch the edges along the rim of the sheet to form a crust.

Add Cucina Antica La Pizza Sauce and spread evenly over crust. Bake for 8 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix together three cheeses. Remove pizzas from oven and cover evenly with cheese mixture. Return to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until cheese is fully melted and bubbly and crust is golden brown. Rotate pizzas half way through to cook both evenly. Garnish with basil, pepper, and extra Pecorino Romano cheese as desired, slice, and serve.   

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