Only six ingredients, my Homemade Pizza Dough cannot be replaced with store-bought, after you've tasted it. The process isn't all that difficult, and it makes pizza one of our favorite meals to eat! |

Homemade Pizza Dough

An easy six-ingredient pizza dough, that's easy to make ahead and freeze for a rainy day.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pizza dough
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 3 pizzas
Calories 623 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


  • 1 Tablespoon yeast - I use Red Star
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water - not hot, not cold
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour


  1. In a large standing mixer, combine yeast, sugar, and warm water. Be careful to use WARM water, not hot. If the water is too hot, the yeast will disappear and you can't make bread without yeast. Mix and let sit for about 15 minutes to get the yeast working. You should see little bubbles in the water.

  2. Add the oil and salt and stir with spatula. Attach dough hook to mixer and add about half of the flour. Start the mixer and let the flour absorb.

  3. Gradually add more flour, a little bit at a time until the dough is less sticky and pulls away from the sides of the mixer. You want the bread dough to be slightly sticky, but not too much. When you touch the dough, it should bounce back slightly. Be sure to leave the mixer on for several minutes after you get the right consistency.

  4. Grease a large bowl with canola oil. Add dough to the bowl, making sure you smooth it into a ball, by punching it down - starting in the center of the dough. Place dough with smooth side up and cover with a clean towel. Let the dough double (approximately) in size.

  5. Once doubled, divide it into three sections. Grease cast iron skillets (or any pizza pans), and flatten dough into crust, smoothing it and pushing it up the sides of the pans part way. Cover with towel and let the dough sit for 20 minutes before adding pizza toppings.

  6. Bake pizzas in hot oven - 450 degrees - for about 15 minutes or until done to your desire.

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Recipe Notes

The pizza dough can be made up ahead of time and frozen into individual pizza doughs. Just wrap the dough tightly and seal in freezer bags. Set them in a bowl on the counter the morning of your baking, and keep them in a warm place until ready to bake. If they are taking too long to rise, you can start oven and place pans inside for a few minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pizza Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 778mg34%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 108g36%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.