Homemade Pizza Dough
Homemade Pizza Dough
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Homemade Pizza Dough

10 MIN
35 MIN
Two 20-cm (8-inch) pizzas



  1. In a bowl, combine the water, yeast and sugar. Let stand until the mixture foams on top, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, it is important to work with the plastic blade or the dough hook. Combine the flour and salt. Increase the speed to medium and add the yeast mixture until a soft ball forms.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead for a few minutes on a floured surface to prevent sticking.
  4. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean cloth. Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes in warm and draft-free area. Cut the dough in half.
  5. Use the pizza dough immediately or refrigerate it (less than 48 hours), otherwise place it in an airtight bag and freeze.
  6. This recipe will make two 23-cm (9-inch) thin-crust pizzas or two 20-cm (8-inch) thicker crust pizzas.


This pizza dough recipe is very simple and only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. I make mine in the food processor, but it is not essential. If you don’t have a food processor, make a well in the flour and salt and pour the liquids to the center. Work with your fingers gradually adding dry ingredients to the liquids. What is important is to get a soft dough and to let it rise in a warm place. Freezes well.


  1. Food processor or stand mixer? Plastic blade for food processor I have but dough hook is in my stand mixer. Clarification please, thanks

  2. Great recipe as always from Ricardo. Before adding toppings I brush on melted garlic butter on both sides and dust with cornmeal. Thin crust is best at 450F and thicker crust at 425F. Cheers

  3. I already posted... Just wanted to add...ibdidnt have instant yeast... So i used rapid yeast.... Same result! I used All purpose foused. I do not have a food processor. I made the hole in flour/salt.... And slowly mixedby hand... Was PERFECT. LET sit on top of fridge... Warmer area with no drafts .. For 30 minutes. Was perfect. It didnteven feel warm on my fridge but it worked anyways! Excellent Recipe! Yumm!!!!

  4. Amazing pizza dough. No oil...thats correct... But try it! Its amazing!! I wouldnt double up as it may not turn out the same. But after trying...its stayingas our family recipe. I made two seperate batches...then let them sit to rise together in two balls.. But same oiled bowl covered. Ill make several batches next time and freeze. Excellent recipe! Usedcanadian all purpose flour. 10 stars!

  5. Why is there no butter or oil in the recipe.

  6. This recipe has no oil...Is this right?

  7. Can I use active yeast?

  8. very good this recipe, I like it.

  9. Great first time for my 7 year old making pizza with a home made dough. We both love it.

  10. I will try this recipe, but I have never made pizza crust before and I'm not sure what to do / how to form the crust. Do I roll it out?

  11. Ruth M., I use 00 flour to make my pizza dough. 12 oz. of flour to 1 cup of water. Sometimes I have to add just a bit more flour.

  12. Awesome pizza dough! I make it with white bread flour and it turns out so fluffy with a perfectly crunchy crust. No sogginess with this recipe. I follow the recipe exactly but sub bread flour. Dough is quite soft and stretchy after rising but it cooks perfectly so don't be afraid. I use the whole recipe for one 13inch pizza to get a big crust and perfect thickness. Yummy

  13. New favorite at our house so easy. Thank you to another user for the tip to bake at 450 for 15 minutes. On a stone it's perfect every time. I raise the dough in a warm oven (preheat at lowest temp and turn off before putting dough in)

  14. Anyone else having trouble with the proportions? I tried doubling the recipe and it clearly needs more flour. I ended up adding about one more cup.

  15. had been using my bread machine to make pizza dough but it was heavy thick dough (plus took 2 hours)... came across this site and recipe and fell in LOVE!! So easy... so quick... so light... so yummy. Can't go wrong with this one thank you!! making it for my son tonight.. he's fussy so I know he'll just love it! thanks from a new fan in Nova Scotia!

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