The Sheet Pan Shortcut To Avoid Rolling Pizza Dough

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food. It's tangy, it's cheesy, it's satisfying. It only takes a quick glance out in the world to see how beloved pizza is. If you're gluten-free, there are options. If you can't do dairy, there are lactose-free options. There's pizza for everyone and it follows — that's because everyone loves pizza.

While you can always pick up your phone and order from your favorite pizza joint, making it at home offers you the control of knowing exactly what's going into your meal. And it's a super fun activity with the family. Making pizza at home with a pizza pan or pizza stone can get you a delicious thin-crust pizza, but if you're looking to make more of a grandma-style pizza, or if you're down a pizza pan or stone, you can make pizza in a regular sheet pan. There are tons of great uses for sheet pans — and one of the best is making pizza.

Here's the perfect DIY hack to make it even easier by saving you from having to roll out your pizza dough.

It takes two

If the idea of tossing pizza dough in the air reminds you more of a circus act than a cooking technique, then you may prefer to shape your pizza dough on the counter or in the pan. Rolling the dough can be a bit cumbersome as it requires flouring your workstation, your rolling pin, and your hands. If you don't have a rolling pin or the patience to roll out your dough, but still really want to make your own pizza, then try this trick.

Whether you buy your pizza dough pre-made from the store, make it yourself, or buy it from your local pizzeria, you'll want two balls of dough, approximately one pound each. Grease your sheet pan with olive oil, butter, or your favorite cooking spray. Then place each ball at the ends of the pan and gently flatten them and work them towards the middle where you'll join them.

This way, your entire pizza pan is lined with dough and it'll be tight with the corners, giving you crispy edges. After that, you can cover the dough with your favorite sauce and toppings and pop it into the oven at 500 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes. This hack makes having pizza night even easier!