After dough has risen (approx. 45 minutes), par-bake the crust at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, should be slightly golden and the top firm to the touch.
Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
Allow crust to cool.
Top with favorite pizza or pasta sauce—pesto is also a tasty option.
Top with your choice of cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees until cheese has melted, approximately 25-35 minutes.
*For those who are dairy-free, a delicious substitute for cheese is to box-shred a medium-sized zucchini. Generously spread the shredded zucchini over the top of the pizza and lightly salt. As the pizza bakes, the zucchini will become golden on the outside while maintaining a soft, moist interior, much like mozzarella.