Classic Cheese Pizza

(from castro15’s recipe box)

Categories: Pizza/Flatbread


  • Basic Pizza dough (see recipe)
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Cornmeal, for dusting
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 8 oz. provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 6 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Divide the pizza dough in half and let come to room temp, uncovered, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the oven floor and preheat to 500.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, stretch or roll out 1 piece of dough into a 12-inch round, about 1/8-inch thick. Dust a pizza peel or another inverted baking sheet with cornmeal and lay the dough on top.

  3. Spread half of the sauce on the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Top with half of the provolone, then with half each of the mozzarella and Parmesan.

  4. Slide the pizza onto the hot stone or baking sheet and bake until the crust is browned and the cheese is melted, 10 to 12 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough and toppings.

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