Pizza Dough on a floured cutting board

Mom's Pizza Dough

This Mom's Pizza dough is super simple to make. Have leftovers? Find out how to store to use later.
Course How To, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dough, pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 Units
Calories 884kcal




  • In a large (6 quart) bowl, using a wooden spoon or a stand up mixer, mix yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil and water.
    Pouring olive oil from a measuring cup in to a bowl with pizza dough mixture
  • To the ingredients, mix in flour. There is no need to knead the dough, just be sure that all flour is mixed in.
    Mom's Pizza Dough in the mixer
  • Cover the bowl with plastic and let the dough rise for about two hours.
    Pizza Dough in a bowl being covered by plastic wrap

Building Pizza

  • Roll out the dough to the thickness of your preference. 
    pizza made from mom's pizza dough
  • Layer with sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings. See pictures for topping ideas. Bake pizza at preheated oven to 450F, bake for 15-20 min or until golden brown.
    pizza made from mom's pizza dough

How to Freeze Pizza Dough?

  • Because this recipe makes four pizzas, I prefer to freeze a part of the dough for later.
    Pizza Dough rolled in placed wrap and being placed into a ziploc bag
  • After the dough rises, cut it into four pieces and wrap it tight into plastic. Place the wrapped dough inside a ziploc bag; remove air out the the bag, seal and freeze.
    Pizza Dough wrapped in plastic wrap and placed into ziploc bags


Calories: 884kcal | Carbohydrates: 159g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1750mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 9.6mg