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Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

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For the ultimate pizza experience at home, made Homemade Pizza Dough from scratch. It’s really simple and allows you to build your own pizza just the way you like it. Perfect cooking project for kids too!

Homemade Pizza Dough.

Homemade Pizza Dough

Pizza night is a favorite in almost every household, so this perfect Homemade Pizza Dough recipe really comes in handy! The ingredients are really simple and easy to have on hand to use any time you need to make pizza. Whip up the dough, then add sauce and the toppings you like before baking until hot and the cheese is melted.

If your family loves pizza as much as mine, here are some more great make-at-home pizza recipes: Pepperoni Pizza Wontons | Easy Air Fryer Pizzas | Garlic Bread Pizzas | Hawaiian Roll Pizza Sliders | Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make Homemade Pizza Dough (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):

  • Flour – all-purpose flour works just fine, but you could also use bread flour.
  • Water
  • Sugar – the sugar feeds the yeast and helps with the rising of the dough.
  • Olive oil – vegetable oil could be used in place of olive oil if necessary.
  • Yeast – be sure to use fresh rapid rise yeast.
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder – this is optional, but adds a nice hint of garlic flavor to the crust.

ingredients to make Homemade Pizza Dough.

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of flour, the yeast, sugar, salt, and garlic powder.

mixing together flour, yeast, sugar, and salt to make dough.

Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the warm water and mix well.

adding wet ingredients into the dry.

Gradually stir in another 1 cup flour, stirring until the dough forms a soft, elastic ball. Use the remaining 1/3 cup flour only if needed. The dough should still be slightly sticky, but able to form a ball.

stirring flour into the pizza dough.

Prepare a large, clean bowl by very generously brushing with olive oil. Transfer the dough ball to the bowl and turn once so that the dough is lightly oiled on all sides. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled, 30-60 minutes.

allowing the dough to rest and rise in a bowl covered with a kitchen towel.

Once the dough has risen, punch it down then transfer to a floured surface and knead for 1 minute until smooth.

freshly made Homemade Pizza Dough.

Roll the dough into a large circle, then place on a pizza pan. Poke the dough all over with a fork.

poking pizza dough with a fork.

Next, brush the dough with olive oil.

brushing pizza dough with olive oil.

Topping and Baking Your Homemade Pizza Dough

To turn your homemade dough into pizza, you’ll need three things:

1. Pizza sauce – use a jar of pizza sauce, or try making sauce from scratch with our recipe.

adding pizza sauce to the pizza dough.

2. Cheese – mozzarella cheese or a blend of cheese meant for pizza is best.

topping the pizza with shredded mozzarella cheese.

3. Toppings – add any toppings you like!

Tip: add a little more cheese on top of your pizza toppings.

pepperoni on the homemade pizza.

Bake the pizza at 425F for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and reaches your desired level of doneness. Cut the pizza into wedges and serve warm.

freshly baked pizza made with Homemade Pizza Dough.

How to Store Leftovers

The pizza dough itself can be frozen. Just wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap before it rises and freeze for up to two month. Thaw it completely then let it rise in a warm place until doubled and follow the rest of the directions to make the pizza.

Store leftover homemade pizza in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza Dough

Published By Jill
For the ultimate pizza experience at home, made Homemade Pizza Dough from scratch. It's really simple and allows you to build your own pizza just the way you like it. Perfect cooking project for kids too!
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour or bread flour divided
  • 1 packet instant yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus additional for brushing the dough
  • ¾ cup warm water

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of flour, the yeast, sugar, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the warm water and mix well.
  • Gradually stir in another 1 cup flour, stirring until the dough forms a soft, elastic ball. Use the remaining 1/3 cup flour only if needed. The dough should still be slightly sticky, but able to form a ball.
  • Prepare a large, clean bowl by very generously brushing with olive oil.
  • Transfer the dough ball to the bowl and turn once so that the dough is lightly oiled on all sides. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled, 30-60 minutes.
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down then transfer to a floured surface and knead for 1 minute until smooth.
  • Roll the dough into a large circle, then place on a pizza pan. Poke the dough all over with a fork, then brush the dough with olive oil.
  • To make the pizza, preheat the oven to 425F. Top the dough with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and the toppings of your choice. Bake the pizza at 425F for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and reaches your desired level of doneness. Cut the pizza into wedges and serve warm.
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Homemade Pizza Dough on Pinterest.

 

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