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. Nice and soft dough. So easy to make

  2. Rushed home one evening after a long day at work and wanted to make a pizza that's fun, easy and hassle free.... for a beginner cook , i loved this recipe. My newly husband of 7 months though i was a master chef :) ;)

  3. Tried this one along with multiple others to find one I would want to use again and your recipe by far was the winner!!

  4. I have tried a dozen ways to make pizza dough and can honestly say this is the best dough out there!!! My go to from now on!

  5. I only gave the recipe 4 stars as ...unless I am missing it, I did not see what temp to bake at!! lol

  6. Very easy dough to work with was smooth and silky. I made 1 larger pizza instead of 2. It filled my pizza pan perfect. I brushed the crust with garlic butter and sprinkled with fresh parmesan before baking. 400degree oven for 30 mins. Turned out perfect.

  7. Thanks for the good recipe. It worked good. I made a chicken pizza for dinner and it was very good. Five stars.

  8. Why are there no baking temperatures or times in this recipe? It also doesn’t mention whether the pizza should be topped before or after the crust is baked. Better directions would be appreciated. Thanks!

  9. Great recipe! Easy to follow with excellent results! Pay attention to the yeast that you use. Follow this recipe to the letter.

  10. Absolutely loved this dough. Definitely a keeper. My first time trying a home made pizza, and the dough turned out so perfect, that my husband requested I made pizza again, soon. Thank you for this. The only issue I had with the dough was that I failed to roll it out. The dough kept shrinking back to its original position and I failed in achieving the actual shape of the pizza that I was aiming for. And yes, I followed the recipe religiously.Regardless, the dough turned out incredibly light and just perfect

  11. Simple and delicious, highly recommend!

  12. This is THE best homemade pizza dough. It was so easy to make, I'm afraid I'll have it all the time now! I made it in the food processor, and it came out great! Thank you so much for sharing, I'm keeping this recipe for a very long time :)

  13. I've never been able to make pizza dough successfully - until now. This worked amazingly well - the dough was light and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. My mods: I used a bit warmer than "warm" water to activate the yeast and then let it rise for two hours (had to run an errand). Baked on an oiled pizza pan in 400F oven for 20 minutes. There was enough to make a generous crust which I also topped with a bit of EVOO. I will make this again and again and there's no need to order takeout again.

  14. Love this recipe make it all the time

  15. Probably the best pizza we've every had. We cooked it on an Island Grillstone on the BBQ. It was perfect..... not greasy and the crust was nice and light! I don't think we'll be ordering out many pizzas now that we've had this. Bravo!!

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