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5 from 3 votes

Simple and Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

A simple but delicious homemade pizza dough!
Prep Time10 mins
Rising Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 ounces
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Traci


  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ Tablespoon kosher salt


  • In bowl of electric mixer fitted with dough attachment, combine water and olive oil.
  • Add flour and yeast.
  • Mix on low speed until a rough dough forms, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and turn mixer on low speed.
  • Add salt.
  • Increase speed to medium and continue to knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Cover bowl and allow dough to rise until doubled in bulk, about an hour.


  • Don't skip the first ten minute rest period!
  • Don't over work the dough.
  • If the dough is too elastic after you start shaping, cover it and let it rest for ten minutes.
  • If you want to pre-bake the crust, roll it out and place in a 500 degree oven with a pizza stone for 5 minutes, or until lightly brown. Take it out of the oven and let cool. You can wrap the crust in foil and freeze until needed.


Serving: 1small pizza | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 800mg | Fiber: 3g