Jet Tila's Secret to Perfect Pizza at Home

It's not more cheese but we don't hate that either

By: Carissa Chesanek



Get a Premium Subscription to the Food Network Kitchen App

Download Food Network Kitchen to sign up and get access to live and on-demand cooking classes, in-app grocery ordering, meal planning, an organized place to save all your recipes and much more.

Maybe it's just us, but sometimes it feels like pizza night is the cheesy glue holding everything together around here. And don't get us wrong, there's something supremely luxurious about putting zero thought or effort into dinner and calling for takeout, but lately we're finding that weekends are perfect for project dinners. Part entertainment and part meal, project dinners allow you to slow down, connect with your family and (re)discover joy in the kitchen.

Jet Tila’s Perfect-Every-Time Pizza Dough and Pepperoni Pizza class on the Food Network Kitchen app will make pizza night a breeze. He walks you through you how to make pizza dough from scratch without a lot of fuss.

Simple pantry ingredients — water, yeast, olive oil and salt — are all you need for the homemade dough, but Jet stresses the importance of exact measurements; a kitchen scale will help you get the ratio just right. And while you’re at it, Jet suggests making a double batch and freezing the rest for later for an even easier pizza (or calzone, or flatbread) night. Future you is already excited.

But the big secret to great pizza is using a baking stone to cook the pizza. Make sure to heat it up in an oven set at its highest temperature, and you’ll achieve a perfectly crispy restaurant-style crust in just a few minutes.

Tune in to the class for all of Jet’s tips on how to make perfect pizza at home and, almost as important, his answer to the age-old question of whether pineapple should ever be on a pizza. But if you're thinking of adding ranch to that pie, Jet may tell you otherwise.

Related Links:

Next Up

16 of Our Cheesiest, 5-Star Pizza Recipes — Perfect for National Pizza Day

Celebrate this super-important  "holiday" with a fan-favorite slice — the reviews don't lie!

From the Competition to Your Kitchen: 2-Ingredient Pizza Dough

Believe it or not, it is indeed possible to turn out a winning pizza crust with just two everyday items. Food Network Kitchen explains how.

4 Pizza Dough Tips That Will Make You Feel Like a Scientist

Cooking just might be the most delicious science — and we think expert baker Peter Reinhart would agree.

The Easiest Way to Make Pizza at Home Without a Pizza Oven

Jeff Mauro walks us through his secrets to the perfect deep-dish pizza — and it involves a duvet cover of cheese.

Guess What America's Favorite Comfort Food Is

The food Americans go to most when they need a little pick-me-up is …

Red or White Pizza: Which Do You Prefer?

Food Network Magazine wants to know which side you're on. Vote in the poll below and tell FN Dish whether you prefer to nosh on red or white pizza.

This Week's Nutrition News Feed

Nutrition news this week about pizza, diabetes and salt.

How to Make and Form Pizza Dough: A Step-by-Step Guide

Pizza is a lot easier to make from scratch than you might think. Read these step-by-step instructions, then watch our how-to video.