Very Quick Pizza Instructions

It's way quick to make (very good) pizza and there's no need to spend a lot of time and dirty up your kitchen to accomplish it. The dough happens in the food processor and one bowl. The sauce happens in a small sauce pan. That's it.

I put a list of ingredients to have on hand at the end.


1 large (16") pizza thin-crust or 1 12" normally thick crust.

Dough Ingredients

2½ cups bread flour
2 tsp sugar
1½ tsp yeast
1 tsp Kosher salt (or slightly less if table salt)
¾ cup cold water
2 tbsp cold water
2 tbsp olive oil


1. Into a food processor, add all dry ingredients. Cover, run and begin adding water as the dough gathers into a ball. If the dough persists as ragged, drizzle just a tiny bit more oil and a tiny bit more water into it.

2. Drop into oiled bowl, cover and set in refrigerator until needed. If needed right away, set in warm place in kitchen.

3. Allow dough to double, about an hour depending on starting temperature.

4. Press dough out into desired shape, roll or toss into a circle, etc.

5. Dough can be left to rise a bit longer (30 minutes or so).

6. Cover dough with olive oil (optional), then directly with pizza sauce and decorate.

Sauce Ingredients

1 small onion, peeled and cut in half
2 tbsp olive oil
14 oz can crushed tomatoes or, if diced, whole, etc., zap in blender
1 tbsp pre-toasted and crushed fennel seeds
1½ tsp sugar
1½ tsp salt
1 clove garlic, minced
¾ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp oregano
¼ tsp red-pepper flakes
1 tsp dried basil


1. Heat olive oil in small pot over medium fire and add the two onion halves cut-side down to caramelize, about 5 minutes.

2. Dump in remaining ingredients except basil and stir without disturbing the onion halves.

3. Simmer (not boi) covered for 15 minutes. Remove from fire and cool. Store in refrigerator until needed (can leave it out on the stove for a few hours).

4. When needed, remove onion halves, shake off sauce and discard (or, drop into stock pot, stew, whatever else you're making). Stir in basil (cold).

5. Use as pizza sauce.

List of ingredients to have on hand

Look in your larder to see if you've already got all of this. If so, you're "good to go."