The 30 Minute Pizza Recipe

Do you want to get a delicious pizza meal on the table in less than 30 minutes without having to buy a prepared crust? This 30 Minute Pizza is for you!

Do you want to get a delicious pizza meal on the table in less than 30 minutes without having to buy a prepared crust? This 30 Minute Pizza is for you! #quickpizzarecipe #30minutepizza

The 30 Minute Pizza

Do you ever run into this problem? You know that you need to get a meal on the table but before you know it, it’s almost dinner time. You know you still want to whip up something delicious with what you have in your pantry, so what do you do?

Several years ago, there was a night when I promised my husband I would make pizza for dinner. After a busy day, I looked up at the clock and realized that it was already 5:30pm and I knew we had to leave at 6:30pm.

I opened the fridge and looked at the things I could warm up for supper but then I remembered that I had promised him pizza…and that’s his favorite! Thus the 30-minute pizza was born and it became a simple go-to meal for us for many years.

I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did! Unlike other “quick pizza recipes,” this pizza crust recipe is still 100% from scratch so that you can use what you have in your pantry and not have to buy a prepared crust.

30 Minute Pizza

What you need:

How to Make a 30 Minute Pizza

In a bowl, mix together the warm water, yeast, and sugar.

Let it sit while you are mixing together the flour, olive oil, and salt. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture.

Knead for about 2 minutes until the dough gets smoother. Roll out and place on a pizza pan in a warm place. I love to use a good Pizza Stone for making our pizzas. They cook a pizza so perfectly! While you are getting out the toppings, cover the dough and let it rise just a bit. Preheat the oven to 375F.

When the dough has risen for about 5 minutes it should look a little puffy, stick it in the oven for about 5-6 minutes. Then take it out and spread the mayo on the top(I know it sounds a little different but trust me on this one! It’s like a yummy white sauce with a little kick.) If the idea of the mayo scares you a bit, go for a traditional Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe or even just throw together some tomatoes and a few spices in a blender.

Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese (bonus points if you’ve even made your own Homemade Mozzarella) on top of that. You could also add, cooked chicken, tomatoes, or whatever other toppings you like. Stick it back in the oven and back until the crust and the cheese is browned on the top. Enjoy!

If you love a quick pizza you may also love this recipe for Pizza Roll Ups. They can be made ahead of time and frozen so that you can pull them out for a simple meal whenever you need to!

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30 Minute Pizza

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • mayo optional
  • mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together the warm water, yeast, and sugar.
  2. Let it sit while you are mixing together the flour, olive oil, and salt. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture.
  3. Knead for about 2 minutes until the dough gets smoother. Roll out and place on a pizza pan in a warm place. While you are getting out the toppings, cover the dough and let it rise just a bit. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  4. When the dough has risen for about 5 minutes it should look a little puffy, stick it in the oven for about 5-6 minutes. Then take it out and spread the mayo on the top(I know it sounds a little different but trust me on this one! It's like a yummy white sauce with a little kick.) If the idea of the mayo scares you a bit, go for a traditional Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe or even just throw together some tomatoes and a few spices in a blender.

  5. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese (bonus points if you've even made your own Homemade Mozzarella on top of that. You could also add, cooked chicken, tomatoes, or whatever other toppings you like. Stick it back in the oven and back until the crust and the cheese is browned on the top. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you love a quick pizza you may also love this recipe for Pizza Roll Ups. They can be made ahead of time and frozen so that you can pull them out for a simple meal whenever you need to!

In the future, you may also want to make your own Frozen Pizza Dough so that you can have a pizza that is just as quick as this one but with a little bit better crust. Or try this Whole Wheat Pizza Crust recipe for something a little healthier.

Trying to plan better, more frugal meals for your family so that you aren’t wasting money at the grocery store? You’ve got to check out my ebook Meal Planning Made Simple. Even if you thought meal planning didn’t work for your family, this ebook will help you find the perfect fit for your family style.

Would your family enjoy this 30 minute pizza recipe?

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This 30 Minute Pizza Recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in 2011. It has been updated as of August 2019.

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24 Comments

  1. Question: A TABLESPOON of yeast? Isn’t that quite a lot for just 2 cups flour? Thought I’d double check with ya before I waste the flour, thanks!

  2. This is awesome! We usually cheat and buy the already made pizza dough for ours to save time, but this would make it so much easier!

  3. I’ve not tried to make a quick dough from scratch. Sounds very do-able and I like the idea of freezer dough to make ahead for during my work week. Thanks, Merissa!

  4. YUM! This sounds amazing! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks.

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. We have pizza fairly regularly at my house because it’s one of my hubby’s specialties. If only people knew how inexpensive homemade pizza is compared to delivery or take out!

  6. Home made pizza in 30 minutes is very intriguing. I can’t wait to give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  7. That sounds great Merissa. My hubby is a huge pizza fan so we’ll be trying it this week. Thanks for the share

  8. This looks so yummy. I am going to give this a go tonight. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you. Have a great week!

  9. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on The Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday! Your post will be pinned to the Full Plate Thursday Features Board and sure hope you enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

  10. Love how quick & easy you can make homemade pizza. Yum. Pinned & sharing Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

  11. I love the feel of your website; you have practical, homey ideas which I truly appreciate. Homemaking is fun for me and your suggestions are a delight!