No matter how you slice it, this classic pie has a “pizza” our hearts!
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Spray piece of plastic wrap lightly with vegetable oil spray. Cover both dough rounds with greased plastic. Let rest on counter for 15 minutes. (This is a good time to make your pizza sauce!)
Spray rimmed baking sheets well with vegetable oil spray. Use pastry brush to paint 1½ teaspoons olive oil in large circle in center of each baking sheet.
Use your hands to transfer 1 dough round to 1 greased baking sheet. Reshape and stretch dough into 9-inch circle.
Spoon half of sauce into center of dough. Use back of spoon to spread into even layer, leaving ¼-inch border around edge. Sprinkle half of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese evenly over top of sauce. Top with your favorite toppings, if using.
Place baking sheet in oven and bake pizza until edges are browned and cheese is well browned and bubbling, 12 to 14 minutes.
While first pizza is baking, follow steps 6 and 7, above, to shape and top remaining pizza on second greased baking sheet.
Use oven mitts to remove first baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking sheet on cooling rack and let pizza cool for 5 minutes.
While first pizza is cooling, bake second pizza until edges are browned and cheese is well browned and bubbling, 12 to 14 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove second baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking sheet on cooling rack and let pizza cool for 5 minutes.
Some toppings are best added before your pizza goes into the oven, while others, such as delicate greens and herbs, should be sprinkled on once your pizza is baked.
Add these toppings before baking:
Pepperoni slices, cooked sausage, cooked bacon, cooked chicken, quartered cherry tomatoes, sliced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, pitted olives, crumbled feta or goat cheese, fresh mozzarella balls
Add these toppings after baking:
Torn fresh basil leaves, a handful of baby arugula or baby spinach, small spoonfuls of pesto, small spoonfuls of ricotta cheese, extra grated Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes