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. Can I use active yeast?

  2. very good this recipe, I like it.

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

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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)

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. I love this Pizza Dough! It's quick, easy and tastes awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love how easy this recipe is! It uses ingredients i already had so it was really easy. Better than any store bought dough!

  12. Great Pizza dough, I use this recipe for my wood fired oven! I make thin crust pizza dough (100g each), so with this recipe I can make approximately 10 to 12 pizzas and so far everybody Loves it! /(*~*)\

  13. Question -- would this recipe work with "00" flour -- it is often mentioned as the key to pizza dough. I'm wondering your opinion on it vs normal flour. Thanks for the recipe. It is my plan to make it as written here -- then, depending on your response, try it with a different flour(s). Ruth

  14. Awesome pizza dough, easy to make on top of that, this will become the pizza dough in my house. My grandson love it to boot

  15. Turns out amazing every time, plus it's way better than ordering a pizza. Bake it @ 450 for 15 minutes for pizza perfection.

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