Easy Pizza Dough

I usually like to plan meals ahead of time, but with the snow days we have had to get creative with what we have around. I found this quick pizza dough (15 minutes!) online and have made it multiple times since. It isn't quite as flavorful as dough that you let sit overnight, but with some garlic powder and chili flakes it is pretty darn good.

1 package active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp.)
1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
1 tsp. sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chili pepper flakes

Preheat the oven to 425. Mix warm water, yeast, and sugar in a bowl. Let rest for 10 minutes or until frothy. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and stir into a ball. Let rest for 5 minutes. Add a bit of olive oil and corn meal to the bottom of a baking sheet and stretch the dough out. It should make enough to fill the baking sheet.

Toppings: (the best variation we've made)
diced tomatoes
sautéed mushrooms and onions
minced garlic
chopped kalamata and/or spanish olives
sauteed greens (spinach, kale)


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