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Pizza Dough Recipe

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This easy pizza dough recipe means you can now up your pizza night game and start with a fresh crust made from scratch.
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  1. Pizza Dough Recipe Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Pizza Dough Recipe Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Making your own pizza dough is much easier than you think. This recipe is simple, and results in a delicious, crispy crust that you can load up with all of your favorite pizza toppings and ooey gooey cheese.

Now that you have all this yummy pizza dough, you can use it to make our easy pepperoni rolls and pizza pockets.

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Pizza Dough Recipe Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (80 to 90 degrees)
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour + more for dusting
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

FLOUR: For a chewier pizza crust, you could substitute bread dough but you will want to add a couple extra tablespoons of water since bread flour contains more protein than all-purpose flour.

How To Make This Pizza Dough Recipe Recipe

STEP ONE: In the warm water, dissolve the sugar and yeast. Let yeast and water mixture sit for 3 to 5 minutes until bubbly. 

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STEP TWO: Pour yeast mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer and add only 2 cups of flour and salt.

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STEP THREE: Mix on low until the dough is just combined. Cover and let pizza dough rise at room temperature for 1 hour.

PRO TIP:

If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients before covering and letting it rise.

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STEP FOUR: After the dough has risen, add olive oil, 1 cup of flour, and garlic powder. Mix with a dough hook attachment until dough forms a ball. If it’s too sticky, gradually add more flour.

PRO TIP:

If you aren’t using a stand mixer, once the dough is finished rising, you can knead it by hand on your floured work surface until it forms a smooth ball. This will likely take somewhere between 4 to 6 minutes.

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STEP FIVE: Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use or turn dough out onto a floured surface. Form a ball with the dough and cut into four equal pieces. Set the three other balls of dough aside and cover until you’re ready for them.

PRO TIP:

Roll out your pizza dough with a rolling pin on a pizza pan or baking stone, add all your favorite toppings and mozzarella cheese and bake for about 15 minutes (or until the cheese is melted and the crust is lightly brown). It is recommended to bake pizza at a fairly high temperature, somewhere between 425°F and 475°F will give you the best results.

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How To Serve

This easy pizza crust recipe is the perfect base for all kinds of yummy pizza toppings. Whether you like traditional pepperoni and cheese or something completely different. This dough would also work when you want to make individual pizzas where everyone gets to customize their own personalized pizza.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store extra pizza dough in the fridge in a Ziploc bag for 2 to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: This homemade dough freezes really well. Store the ball of dough in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to three months. Let thaw on your counter before using.

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Pizza night just got even better with this homemade pizza crust recipe. Using a handful of basic ingredients, this pizza dough comes together in a flash and will give you the base to make a great pizza.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this pizza dough?

This easy recipe freezes really well. Store in a freezer bag for up to three months. Let thaw on your counter and then you can make your pizza.

What is the best flour to use in this recipe?

We used all-purpose flour but you can use whole wheat flour or bread flour. If using bread flour, you should add a couple of extra tablespoons of water because bread flour has more protein in it than all-purpose flour.

What do I do if I don’t have a stand mixer?

If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can still make this tasty dough. When combining the ingredients, just mix them with a wooden spoon and then once it is finished rising, you can knead the dough by hand until it forms a smooth ball, about 4 to 6 minutes.

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Pizza Dough Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This easy pizza dough recipe means you can now up your pizza night game and start with a fresh crust made from scratch.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water, 80 to 90 degrees
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 cups flour, plus more for dusting
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • In the warm water, dissolve the sugar and yeast. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes until bubbly.
  • Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer and add only 2 cups of flour and salt.
  • Mix on low until the dough is just combined. Cover and rise for 1 hour.
  • After the dough has risen, add olive oil, 1 cup of flour, and garlic powder. Mix with a dough hook until dough forms a ball. If it’s too sticky, gradually add more flour.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use or turn out onto a floured surface. Form a ball with the dough and cut into fourths. Set three of the pieces aside and cover until you’re ready for them.

Notes

PRO TIP: If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients before covering and letting it rise.
 
PRO TIP: If you aren’t using a stand mixer, once the dough is finished rising, you can knead it by hand on your floured work surface until it forms a smooth ball. This will likely take somewhere between 4 to 6 minutes.
 
PRO TIP: Roll out your pizza dough with a rolling pin on a pizza pan or baking stone, add all your favorite toppings and mozzarella cheese and bake for about 15 minutes (or until the cheese is melted and the crust is lightly brown). It is recommended to bake pizza at a fairly high temperature, somewhere between 425°F and 475°F will give you the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 1603kcal | Carbohydrates: 305g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 3521mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 18mg
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