School Pizza

You know that pizza. Soft, pillowy dough, sharp sauce, cheese and the meal every schoolkid looked forward to.


2-2/3 cup flour

3/4 cup powdered milk

2 T sugar

1 package quick rise yeast

1 tsp salt

1-2/3 cup warm water (110-115)

2 T vegetable oil


1/2 lb Italian sausage

1/2 lb ground chuck

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1 (8oz) block mozzarella cheese

Sauce (I make the day before):

1 (6oz) can tomato paste

1 1/2 cups water

1/3 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic minced

1 t salt

1 tsp pepper

1/2 T dried oregano

1/2 T dried basil

1/2 t dried rosemary



Preheat oven to 475.

Spray 18 x 13 sheet pan with Pam and lay parchment paper down.

Add flour, powered milk, sugar, yeast, and salt to a large bowl. Whisk to blend.

Add oil to warm water. Pour into flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until batter forms. Don’t worry about lumps – you just want no dry spots.

Spread dough onto sheet pan with fingertips until even. If the dough doesn’t want to cooperate then let it rest for 5 min and try again.

Bake just the crust for 8-10 min. Remove from oven and set aside.


Brown meats (add salt and pepper) until it resembles crumbles. Drain, set aside.

Get out sauce.

To partially baked crust assemble:

Spread sauce all over crust.

Sprinkle meats.

Sprinkle cheese.

Bake at 475 for 8-10 min. Until cheese starts to brown.

Let stand 5 min, cut into slices and serve.