Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Cheese & Tomato Pizza
5 from 2 votes
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 6
This is a popular homemade pizza recipe with soft dough, tomato sauce, and cheese that melts in your mouth. When you can make the ideal cheese pizza at home, who needs takeout?

Nutrition: per serving



  • 300 g Plain Flour
  • 150 ml Water warm
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Pizza Sauce
  • 100 g Cheese Mozzarella


  • In a small bowl mix the warm water with the sugar and yeast and leave to rest for 10 minutes to allow the yeast will activate – when the yeast has activated the mixture should be foamy and there should be small bubbles forming at the top
  • In a large bowl add the flour, salt, olive and the yeast mixture then mix until combined before transferring to the worktop and kneading for a further 8-10 minutes
  • Oil the bowl and transfer the dough into it then cover the dough with clingfilm and leave to rest for at least 1 hour to allow it to rise – preferably overnight to allow the yeast to ferment and create more flavour
  • When the dough has proofed flour the worktop sparingly and transfer the dough on then kneed for 2-3 minutes
  • Split the dough into two equal parts and create a smooth ball with each part – at this point it is also a good time to turn on the oven 200°C (400°F) gas mark 6 to allow it to preheat
  • With each dough ball use your hands to press down and outwards to create a circular base – do not use a rolling pin as this will push all the air out giving a tough base
  • Transfer the pizza bases onto 12-inch pizza pans
  • Use a ladle to spread the pizza sauce leaving approximately 1cm around the edge to create a crust then add the cheese – if you would like to add more toppings then add them on top of the cheese now
  • Bake at the top of the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is golden brown
  • Serve with crispy French fries and enjoy!

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