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How to Make the Best "Wood Fired" Pizza at Home


  • 2 pizza stones
  • pre-made pizza dough
  • flour
  • sauce + toppings


  • Pull premade pizza dough from the fridge/freezer and place it on the counter for a few hours so it can come to room temperature.
  • Thaw mozzarella cheese, if necessary.
  • Place 2 pizza stones in a cold oven - one on a top rack, one on the bottom (the bottom stone will be the heating stone and the top stone will be the cooking stone).
  • Preheat oven to 550 degrees and let stones heat up for at least 30 minutes.
  • Lightly flour counter and remove dough from bag.  Roll in flour.
  • Pull and stretch dough gently with fingers until it's slightly smaller than you want the finished pizza to be (don't overwork dough!)
  • Pull the top stone out of the oven onto oven-proof mitts. Carefully place stretched dough onto the stone.
  • Salt dough and add desired toppings.
  • Place stone back onto top oven rack and bake until crust is golden brown (about 7-10 minutes).
  • Take stone out of the oven and transfer pizza onto a cutting board.
  • Pull out the bottom rack stone for your next pizza.  Put the first stone on the bottom rack so it becomes the heating stone.