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All-American Pizza

This quick-rise pizza dough is ready so fast, you must prepare your toppings first!
All American Pizza
Yield 2 pizzas (12-inch or 14-inch)



  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Quick Rise Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1 cup warm water (120-130°F)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Toppings (per pizza)

  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • Other toppings (as desired)


  • In stand mixer bowl, combine 1 cup flour, yeast, and salt; whisk to combine.
  • Add water and oil to flour mixture.
  • Using the paddle attachment, blend at low speed until moistened; then mix 3 minutes at medium speed.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. With mixer on low-medium speed, gradually add in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead until dough is soft and elastic, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Shape dough into a ball. Cover and let dough rest for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Divide dough into 2 equal parts. With well-floured or greased fingers, press each half into greased 12- or 14-inch pizza pans.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese over dough to prevent a soggy crust. Spread prepared pizza sauce on each pizza. Add your favorite toppings, such as: mushrooms, onions, olives, green peppers, pepperoni, cooked Italian sausage, and anchovies.
  • Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese (or your favorite shredded cheese) over entire pizza.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until edge is crisp and light golden brown and cheeses are melted. Serve immediately.


You can adjust the amount of toppings depending on your preference.
You can substitute Active Dry Yeast or Platinum Yeast 1-for-1 in this recipe.
Photo by Barbara Bakes.