Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

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Tired of store bought pizza crust? Transform your homemade pizza with our easy, versatile pizza dough recipe that’s perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

There’s nothing like the taste of freshly baked homemade pizza, and the foundation of a perfect pizza is a perfect crust. Our homemade pizza dough recipe is easy to follow, versatile and produces consistently great results, whether you’re new to the kitchen or a seasoned home cook. With this recipe in your culinary arsenal, you’ll be able to create a range of delicious pizzas to suit your preferences and dietary needs. The home is filled with the aroma of freshly baked pizza dough, invite family and friends, and immerse yourself in the delicious world of homemade pizza!

why this recipe works

This pizza dough recipe is all about simplicity and flexibility. It produces a soft, flavorful crust that can be easily customized to your desired thickness and size. Plus, you can easily adjust the recipe to make more or less dough as needed, perfect for pizza night with friends and family.

frequently asked questions

Can I use a different type of flour?

Yes, you can use bread flour, all-purpose flour, or even whole wheat flour for healthier options. Keep in mind that using whole wheat flour may make the dough denser and slightly less elastic.

Can I make the dough ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the dough up to 24 hours in advance and let it rise slowly in the refrigerator. Just remember to bring it to room temperature before rolling out.

What if I don’t have a stand mixer?

no problem! You can mix the ingredients by hand in a large mixing bowl, then knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth and elastic.

What size and how many pizzas can I make using this recipe?

This versatile cookbook allows you to make any size pizza you like. it produces:

Four 12-inch enclosures
Three 16″ enclosures
Two 20-inch crusts (with a bit of dough left over)

Remember, you can easily halve or double the recipe to fit your needs, making it perfect for any pizza party or cozy dinner at home.

Additional tips for success:

  • Be sure to use warm (not hot) water when mixing the ingredients. Water that is too hot will kill the yeast, while cold water may not activate it properly.
  • If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can use a preheated baking sheet or an inverted cast iron skillet as an alternative.
  • To get a perfectly round pizza crust, use a rolling pin and use a light touch. If you prefer a more rustic look, simply stretch the dough with your hands.
Overhead view of a ball of homemade pizza dough.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Wrap leftover pizza dough tightly in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze it in an airtight container or freezer-safe plastic bag for up to 3 months. To reheat a fully baked pizza, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and place the pizza on a baking sheet for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is crisp.

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Close up view of pizza dough.

Tired of store bought pizza crust? Transform your homemade pizza with our easy, versatile pizza dough recipe that’s perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

Preparation time 2 Hour 30 minute

cooking time 15 minute

total time 2 Hour 45 minute

raw material

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cup flour

instruct

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast, brown sugar, salt, water, and flour.

  • Knead on low until the dough starts to come together. Continue kneading until the dough forms a nice, soft ball of dough and the sides of the bowl come out clean.

  • Prove covered in a lightly greased bowl for 1 to 2 hours, until doubled.

  • Divide dough into thirds and roll out into pizza crusts.

  • Place the crusts on a tray.

  • Top with desired sauce, cheese, and other toppings.

  • To bake, preheat a pizza stone in the oven at 500 degrees. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is browned and bubbly.

notes

Recipe Yield:

Four 12-inch enclosures
Three 16″ enclosures
Two 20-inch crusts (with a bit of dough left over)

Calories: 911kcal | carbohydrate: 166G | protein: twenty twoG | fat: 16G | Saturated fat: 2G | Polyunsaturated fats: 2G | Monounsaturated fats: 10G | sodium: 1178mg | Potassium: 250mg | fiber: 6G | sugar: 6G | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | calcium: 42mg | iron: 10mg

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough