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In the Kitchen: No-Rise Pizza

A delicious (and quick!) pizza recipe that was made for Friday nights!

At Rue, we consider pizza the ultimate comfort food. That’s why this recipe by one of our favorite foodies, Melissa of The Fauxmartha, has quickly become a staple in our kitchen. The dough can be made the same night, so no waiting. Toppings, of course, can be customized… and you don’t have to worry about tipping a delivery driver! This No-Rise Pizza is essentially a delicious Friday night miracle:

No-Rise Pizza:
(yields 1 10″ pizza, serves 2)

½ c. water, heated to 110 degrees
1 ½ tsp. olive oil
1 ½ tsp. sugar
1 heaping tsp. instant yeast
¾ c. + 2 tbsp. all-purpose unbleached flour
½ c. whole wheat flour
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
½ tsp. sea salt

1/3 c. crushed tomatoes
pinch of sea salt
pinch of ground pepper
pinch of sugar
pinch of oregano, or other italian seasonings
1 tsp. olive oil

sautéed veggies and/or meat
grated mozzarella
fresh basil


Preheat oven to 450°.

Add warmed water, oil, sugar, and yeast in a bowl. Allow yeast to proof, or get foamy, for about 5 minutes. (TIP: Weary about yeast? The water should be warm but not burning hot. I usually get my sink water as hot as it will go. However, this will vary per sink. Use a thermometer the first time to get the feel of the temperature.)

Add flours, parmesan, and salt to a large bowl and stir to combine.

Pour yeast mixture into flour mixture, and stir until evenly combined. Add a teaspoon of warm water at a time if dough is not coming together. Dough should be slightly wet but not sticky. Knead dough until it comes together. (TIP: Skip the counter and knead in the bowl to keep things less messy.)

On a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, press out dough into 10-inch round.

Stir together pizza sauce in a small bowl and spread over pizza. Top with veggies, cheese, and basil.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese begins to golden.


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  • jessica

    This is my favorite recipe of Melissa’s. I make it all the time and it is almost faster than delivery. And so much better! It is super easy too!

  • Rebecca

    This was the BEST dough recipe ever and was the base for a fantastic bbq chicken bacon pizza and made my son declare that he doesn’t want us to buy delivery pizza ever again!