Simple and Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

This Simple and Easy Homemade Pizza Dough is great for beginners and experts alike! This recipe produces wonderfully soft but still crisp pizza crust. With only five simple ingredients, the flavor is delicious but simplistic enough to compliment any pizza!

ball of pizza dough on marble board

This has been our go-to pizza recipe for the last twelve years! It’s evolved and changed slightly over the years but it’s finally been perfected.

Perfect for rolling, stretching, tossing, braiding, or whatever your heart desires! This crust can pretty much do it all and it’s super easy to make.

But for anyone who is afraid of cooking with yeast, have no fear! This recipe has the yeast going in at the very beginning so, you can add it easily without having to worry about ruining the dough.

I mean, can it get any better?

how to make pizza dough

Gather your ingredients! Make sure not to leave anything out.

ingredients for pizza dough on a marble board

First, add the water and olive oil to the mixer followed by the flour and yeast.

Mix on the lowest setting until the dough just comes together. About 2 minutes. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 mintues.

After the ten minutes are up, uncover the dough and turn the mixer back onto its lowest setting. Add the salt.

Turn up the mixer to about a medium speed, letting the dough knead for about 5 more minutes. Once a smooth dough is achieved, turn the mixer off and remove dough hook, covering with a towel and let the dough rise until it has doubled in bulk (about an hour).

is pizza dough vegan

Actually, yes! This recipe is vegan and absolutely delicious! I can’t say for certain other recipes or store-bought dough is vegan so, always check before buying or making.

can you refrigerate pizza dough

Absolutely! If you have some dough left over, you can definitely put it in the fridge. If you keep it in an airtight bag, then it’ll last for about a week in the refrigerator.

what can i make with pizza dough

Well, the obvious answer here is pizza! But – there are so many different things that this dough can do. Here’s a small list of delicious ideas for you to cook up!

can you make pizza dough in advance

Yes! Before the proof, turn the dough out into a dough rising bucket that’s been sprayed with cooking spray and cover it. Place it in the refrigerator until needed! Just make sure you get it our of the fridge a few hours before use.

expert tips:

  • 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.

When you make this Simple and Easy Homemade Pizza Dough recipe, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #MSDHospitality.

ball of pizza dough on marble board

Simple and Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

Traci
A simple but delicious homemade pizza dough!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Rising Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 30 ounces
Calories 434 kcal

Ingredients
 

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1small pizzaCalories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 12gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 800mgFiber: 3g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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