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Dear Reddit, how do I make a pizza that doesn’t suck?(r/Cooking)
Step one. Get a pizza stone (but not the one i linked, you should be able to get one for half that cost). they are fantastic, they will make the crust crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. as far as i am concerned they are the real secret to good pizza.
If i feel like making dough i use this recipe, otherwise most grocery stores sell fresh pizza dough either out of their deli or bakery (not the ‘in a cardboard tube’ stuff).
For sauce, i have been making my own tomato sauce lately using this recipe. For white pizza, try this sauce. Or if you dont wanna make your own sauce, most of the stuff in jars is good too, pick one you like.
For cheese and toppings, less is more. i usually do a few slices of fresh mozzarella, some prosciutto, and add fresh basil after baking.
as far as baking, turn your oven as high as it will go and let it heat up with the pizza stone in there (for at least 20 mins after preheating, pizza stone has to absorb as much heat as possible), without messing with my oven’s self cleaning lock the highest i can set my oven is 545 degrees. put the pizza in and let it cook. dont open the door till you think its done.
at the temperature i described my pizza is usually done in ~12 mins.