Homemade Party Pizza Surprise

Party Pizza Surprise

Homemade Party Pizza Surprise

Nothing goes better with sports than pizza. The Pittsburgh Penguins were actually broadcast on TV. Hockey is not that popular in Las Vegas, but we love to cheer on the Penguins. So, hockey and pizza made for a relaxing, lazy day.

One of the only downfalls of living in Las Vegas is the lack of good pizza. I’ve got a favorite pizza place in most cities back East. But, in Vegas I can’t say that I have eaten a great pizza, except for one that I make.

Homemade Party Pizza Surprise
Pizza crust (here is my recipe for Pizza Crust)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 cup warm water (110º)
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • corn meal , for dusting pan
Pizza sauce (here is my recipe for Pizza Sauce)
  • 1 large can (29 oz) tomato sauce, I use Hunts
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 Tbs oregano
  • 2 Tbs parsly
  • 2 Tbs basil
  • 1 Tbs seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp ground red pepper
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
Pizza toppings
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Italian blend cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup green pepper
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and honey in warm water.
  3. Let stand 10 minutes, until creamy.
  4. Stir in oil, salt and flour.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Let rest in warm spot for 30 minutes. (Please see our tip on how to Make Dough Rise Faster.)
  7. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  8. Roll out into a circle.
  9. Transfer to a pizza pan lightly dusted with corn meal.
  10. Dock the dough (using a fork, poke little holes in the dough to prevent dough from rising too much in one area).
  11. Pre-bake for 5 minutes.
  12. Mix all of the Pizza Sauce ingredients in a sauce pan.
  13. Place over medium-high heat until boiling.
  14. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for at least 30 minutes, stir occasionally.
  15. Brown ground beef, drain grease.
  16. Wash and chop vegetables.
  17. Begin to assemble pizza.
  18. Spoon Pizza Sauce on pre-baked Pizza Dough.
  19. Sprinkle cooked ground beef over sauce.
  20. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  21. Place pepperoni over the cheese.
  22. Sprinkle vegetables on top.
  23. Bake at 425º until golden brown, about 20 min.

Homemade Party Pizza Surprise Homemade party Pizza Surprise Ingredients

Top your Homemade Party Pizza Surprise with whatever toppings you wish. Italian sausage, olives and jalapeño peppers are popular options. I made my pizza with mushrooms only on half.

Homemade Party Pizza Surprise

Enjoy, Jerry & Roni!!!

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