homemade pizza dough recipe

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 1 lb dough balls - 16 slices 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


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1 1/4 C warm water

2 Tb sugar

1 1/2 tsp instant yeast

2 Tb vegetable oil

1 tsp salt

3 C bread flour


In the bowl of your mixer with the dough hook attachment, mix together the water, sugar and yeast.  Allow it to sit for a couple minutes until the yeast begins to bubble then add the oil, salt and 2 cups of the bread flour.  Mix well before adding the remains 1 C of bread flour.  Allow the dough to knead 3-5 minutes.

Remove the bowl and the dough hook, then use your hands to form the dough into a ball.  Cover with a towel and place in a warm, draft free place to rise for 1 hour.  While the dough rises, preheat your oven to 475 degrees.  If you have a baking stone, allow it to heat up in the oven.

Dust your counter with a bit of flour before dumping the risen dough onto it. ¬†Divide the dough into half and form each half into a tight ball. ¬†Cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Once it has rested, roll our your dough in some corn meal using a rolling pin to shape it into a 12″ circle. ¬†If the dough won’t stretch, simply cover it and let it rest again.

Top your pizza as desired and transfer it onto the hot baking stone in your oven, or onto a cookie sheet dusted with corn meal if you don’t have a baking stone. ¬†Bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is golden brown.


*A baking stone results in the best texture for your pizza so consider purchasing one if you don’t have one!


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 145 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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