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Pizza Dough Recipe

Homemade pizza dough is way easier to make than you might think. Give this recipe a go and have the confidence to make any night a pizza night.
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 pieces
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.
    yeast with liquid in a bowl with yeast
  • To the ingredients, mix in flour. There is no need to knead the dough, just be sure that all flour is mixed in.
    pizza dough in a mixing bowl
  • Cover the bowl with plastic and let the dough rise for about two hours.
    Pizza dough in a mixing bowl

Freezing 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