easy pizza dough
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Pizza Dough Recipe

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough - Made in just 60 minutes and has a nice, crisp outside and great flavor. Perfect for pizza night with the family. You won't believe how simple this pizza dough recipe is! 
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 (Makes two 12-inch pizzas)
Calories: 43kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil , divided
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table or fine sea salt
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups all-purpose flour , plus more for the counter

Optional toppings: Shredded or sliced mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, pepperoni, sliced bell peppers, olives, sliced onion, mushrooms, Canadian bacon, pineapple, jalapenos


    • Mix the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes, or until it starts to foam.
    • Place the yeast mixture, 2 Tablespoons oil, honey, and salt in a large bowl. Add 2 cups of flour and knead with a dough hook or by hands until combined. Add 1/4 cup more flour at a time and knead until the dough is smooth, soft, and just a little bit sticky, but not to where the dough still sticks to the bowl. Then knead for about 3 to 5 more minutes. 
    • Roll into a ball and rub a little oil around the dough. Place into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest for 20 to 60 minutes, or until the dough puffs up a bit. It doesn’t need to rise much.
    • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place flour on the counter. Cut the dough in half and then roll out the dough with a rolling pin or toss until 1/4-inch thick and 12-inches wide. You can also make four 6-inch pizzas. 
    • Lightly brush oil onto a pizza stone or large baking sheet. Place dough onto the stone or pizza pan. Spread sauce over the dough and add your favorite toppings.
    • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. If baking smaller pizzas, check around 12 minutes.


    Serving: 1slice | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 3g