2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup prepared marinara, or spaghetti sauce
Italian sausage cooked and crumbled
Ground beef cooked and crumbled
Mozzarella Cheese 2 cups
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
Stir the salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, Parmesan cheese and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until doubled in size, this should take about 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Spread sauce over the dough leaving a half inch ring around the outside. Add all toppings except for the pepperoni. Cover with cheese and layer pepperoni on top. Sprinkle with dried oregano.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pizza from oven and allow cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve hot and enjoy.