Whomever you are celebrating on that Father's day, they deserve nothing but the best. Perhaps your Father’s Day gift is on its way in the mail OR you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing (it’s okay, this is almost always me). Wherever you stand, this week’s blog post is the gift of love handed to you on a silver platter in the form of a homemade pizza. Have you ever heard the phrase “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? Well, I actually think this is true for most humans in general. Keep reading if you want the perfect homemade pizza recipe you can make for Father’s day, one that has been in our family for generations, one that is easy and never disappoints!

 Homemade pizza fresh out the oven with a House of Jude Cloth Napkin

Ingredients (dough)

  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3tbsp salt
  • 2 ½ tbsp yeast (+ 1 cup of warm water to mix with the yeast)
  • 1tbsp of sugar

Ingredients (pizza sauce)

  • 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 18 ounces strained tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 2.5 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder


Use these homemade pizza toppings or switch them out for your loved one's favourites!

  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Bacon (chopped)
  • Pepperoni
  • Green Peppers

Pizza on tray out of the oven

How to make your Homemade Pizza 

To make your perfect homemade pizza, start by mixing the yeast with 1 cup of warm water, let it sit for 10 minutes. Next, mix the yeast/water combination with your flour, water, olive oil, salt and sugar. Let it sit in a bowl, with a tea towel over top to rise (for approximately one hour). Your homemade pizza is almost ready to be created!

While you’re waiting for your dough to rise, it’s time to make the pizza sauce for your perfect Father’s Day homemade pizza! This is the easiest part. All you need to do is mix your tomato paste and strained tomatoes in a pot on medium-low. Once combined, add all other ingredients and mix well. Let simmer for 15 minutes and that’s it!

Your dough has risen, now it’s time to turn it into a beautiful Father’s day pizza! Sprinkle some flour on your counter/table, place your dough on it and start kneading. You’ll have to do this for about 3-5 minutes. Once your dough is “stretchy”, place it on a well-greased pan. Stretch it to be as thin or as thick as you’d like! Add your pizza sauce and toppings. We like a cheese, pepperoni, bacon and pepper combo, but the best part about this homemade pizza recipe is that it’s YOURS. You can add or omit whatever toppings you choose.

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 45-60 minutes. Depending on the strength of your oven, it may require less cooking time.

When your perfect Father’s day pizza is ready, serve hot and enjoy!

Oh and the best part about making a homemade pizza for your loved one on Father’s day is that you get to enjoy it too!

Buon Appetito!

Slice of pizza on a plate with fork and knife and House of Jude Cloth Napkin

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