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The Best Pizza Dough Recipe

by Bity

Pizza Dough Recipe Ehmm yummy! Raise your hand if you love pizza!

I know I do. There’s nothing quite like fresh oven-baked homemade pizza. This is the absolute best pizza dough recipe. It’s easy and delicious, requires little to no equipment, and can become a family affair in seconds. Let the kids build their own, they’re going to have so much fun!

Pizza Dough Recipe

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe (Looks yummy)

My favorite thing about making homemade pizza is that I get to choose how to make it. Thin or thick, cheesy or extra cheesy, many toppings or no toppings, golden crust or lightly cooked. I get to be the creative director of my very own pizza. However, like all good things, it starts with a good base: a delicious pizza dough. And this is the very best recipe!

Yields/Serves 1 pizza | Prep Time | 20 minutes + 1 hour for proofing | Cooking Time | 15 minutes or until golden | Total Time 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Pizza Dough Recipe

Here is the list of Ingredients for this dough pizza recipe:

2-2 ⅓ cups (250-295g) all-purpose flour OR bread flour

1 packet (2 ¼ teaspoons) instant yeast

1 ½ teaspoons sugar

¾ teaspoon salt

⅛-¼ teaspoon garlic powder and/or dried basil leaves optional

2 tablespoons olive oil + additional

¾ cup (175ml) warm water

Pizza Dough Recipe

How to Prepare This Simple Recipe Pizza Dough? “How to make dough for a pizza”

STEP 1: Prepare the yeast. In a small bowl add ¼ cup of the warm water (make sure is lukewarm and not too hot!). Add yeast and sugar and stir. Leave in a warm place for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly to activate the yeast.

STEP 2: In a large bowl or standing mixer, add 1 cup flour, salt, garlic powder, and dried basil. Mix.

STEP 3: Add the olive oil, the leftover warm water (1/2 cup), and yeast mixture to the bowl or mixer. Mix with a wooden spoon or with the hook attachment if you’re using a standing mixer, until well combined.

STEP 4: Slowly start adding the remaining flour (1 1/3 cup) until the mixture scrapes off the bowl.

STEP 5: Transfer the dough to a clean surface dusted with flour and knead for 5 minutes. Form a dough ball.

Pizza Dough Recipe

STEP 6: Transfer the dough ball to the greased bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Let rise until it has doubled in size. Tip: If you live in a cooler climate, turn the oven on for 2-3 minutes, then turn off and let the dough rise inside the oven. The leftover warmth in the oven will help the dough proof quicker.

STEP 7: Once the dough has doubled in size, gently deflate and knead 3-5 times to form a smooth ball. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and shape with a rolling pin or with your hands into a 12” circle.

STEP 8: Transfer to a pizza pan. You can choose to line the pizza pan with parchment paper for easier cleanup. Pinch or fold the borders to form a pizza crust.

STEP 9: Lightly grease the surface of the pizza with olive oil and poke holes with a fork in the center to avoid any bubbling during baking.

Pizza Dough Recipe

Poke holes with a fork like this

Pizza Dough Recipe

STEP 10: Add any toppings you would like to use (tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, etc.).

STEP 11: Bake in a preheated oven until crisp and golden (13-15 minutes). Slice and serve.

Pizza Dough Recipe

Added Tomato sauce and cheese

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Pizza Dough Recipe

The Best Pizza Dough Recipe


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  • Author: Bity
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

How to make the BEST Pizza Dough Recipe? There’s nothing quite like fresh oven-baked homemade pizza. This is the absolute best pizza dough recipe.


Ingredients

Scale

22 ⅓ cups (250-295g) all-purpose flour OR bread flour

1 packet (2 ¼ teaspoons) instant yeast

1 ½ teaspoons sugar

¾ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon garlic powder and/or dried basil leaves optional

2 tablespoons olive oil + additional

¾ cup (175ml) warm water


Instructions

STEP 1: Prepare the yeast. In a small bowl add ¼ cup of the warm water (make sure is lukewarm and not too hot!). Add yeast and sugar and stir. Leave in a warm place for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly to activate the yeast.

STEP 2: In a large bowl or standing mixer, add 1 cup flour, salt, garlic powder, and dried basil. Mix.

STEP 3: Add the olive oil, the leftover warm water (1/2 cup), and yeast mixture to the bowl or mixer. Mix with a wooden spoon or with the hook attachment if you’re using a standing mixer, until well combined.

STEP 4: Slowly start adding the remaining flour (1 1/3 cup) until the mixture scrapes off the bowl.

STEP 5: Transfer the dough to a clean surface dusted with flour and knead for 5 minutes. Form a dough ball.

STEP 6: Transfer the dough ball to the greased bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Let rise until it has doubled in size. Tip: If you live in a cooler climate, turn the oven on for 2-3 minutes, then turn off and let the dough rise inside the oven. The leftover warmth in the oven will help the dough proof quicker.

STEP 7: Once the dough has doubled in size, gently deflate and knead 3-5 times to form a smooth ball. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and shape with a rolling pin or with your hands into a 12” circle.

STEP 8: Transfer to a pizza pan. You can choose to line the pizza pan with parchment paper for easier cleanup. Pinch or fold the borders to form a pizza crust.

STEP 9: Lightly grease the surface of the pizza with olive oil and poke holes with a fork in the center to avoid any bubbling during baking.

STEP 10: Add any toppings you would like to use (tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, etc.).

STEP 11: Bake in a preheated oven until crisp and golden (13-15 minutes). Slice and serve.

Notes

Nutrition information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered as an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary depending on the brands used, measurement methods, cooking method, serving size, etc.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 113kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 146mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g

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Pizza Dough Recipe

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14 comments

jill February 24, 2022 - 3:22 am

This looks both pretty simple and tasty. I love a good homemade pizza, I tried a few times when we were in lockdown in 2020 but I am not so good with the pulling of the dough. Thanks for the great recipe.

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khoingn | The Broad Life February 24, 2022 - 4:38 am

The pizza looks really delicious in the pic. And I’m sure it will be good to in real. Thanks for the recipe!

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Tweenselmom February 24, 2022 - 10:04 am

Yum! Thank you for this. I’ve never made homemade pizza before so maybe this is a sign. The kids just adore pizza.

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Alita February 24, 2022 - 11:52 am

Wow, this looks so delicious. It’s perfect for this weekend. I cannot wait to make it

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Beth Pierce February 24, 2022 - 11:53 am

Im having a party in the house this week, and this is perfect. I need more of this pizza recipe.

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briannemanzb February 24, 2022 - 11:54 am

Looks so delish. I can give more of a 5-star rating to your recipe, I would.

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Life Mag Health February 24, 2022 - 12:31 pm

This looks like a beginner friendly recipe. I gotta try this soon! Thanks for sharing…

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Abida February 24, 2022 - 3:36 pm

Awesome recipe! Looking really family friendly and easy to make. Loved it

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Dominique February 24, 2022 - 5:52 pm

We make pizza every Friday, I am going to use this now! Thanks!

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Fransic verso February 24, 2022 - 6:54 pm

This Pizza looks so good. Thank you for sharing! I will save the tutorial to try it. I did another type of pizza but not as good looking as this.

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Neely Moldovan February 24, 2022 - 6:57 pm

We make pizza dough every Friday! Sharing this with my hubs!

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Rosey February 25, 2022 - 4:25 am

I would be happy to try this dough. I found a recipe once that had cornmeal in it and it was so good. I lost it though when I moved!!

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Angelica February 25, 2022 - 11:52 am

My kids have been asking me to make homemade pizza but I’ve been intimidated by the dough process. This makes it look simple enough to try. Thanks for sharing!

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Angela Ricardo Bethea February 26, 2022 - 3:03 pm

That pizza is looking absolutely delicious and would definitely try making this out sometime. Thanks for the recipe and the kids would love this.

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