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Two Homemade Pizza Dough rolled into two balls on a wood board

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

This homemade pizza dough is so easy and tastes delicious. The recipe yields two large pizza crusts, so feed the whole family or freeze one for later.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pizza Dough
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 141kcal
Author Elise Donovan



  • Combine water, sugar and yeast in small bowl. Let sit 5 minutes. Mix flour and salt together in the bowl of a heavy duty mixer fitted with dough hook. Add oil to yeast mixture. 
  • Pour yeast mixture into flour mixture and knead on low speed for 10 minutes. (If mixing by hand, knead dough for same amount of time.) Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning to coat. cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down and divide in half. Shape into 2 balls. lightly brush dough balls with olive oil and cover completely with plastic wrap. Let rise another 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
  • Lightly grease pizza pan or dust with cornmeal. Take each dough ball and using your fingers, pat it out from the center to the edge, leaving the outer edge a bit thick. Top with favorite toppings. 
  • Bake 10-15 minutes until edges are golden brown.


How to Freeze Pizza Dough

You can freeze the dough after the first or second rise.  
  • If you are freezing after the first rise, punch the dough down and divide it into two balls as directed in the recipe.  Place the dough balls in the freezer on a cookie sheet.  After the dough is frozen, place the dough balls in freezer resealable plastic bags.  To thaw, let the dough come to room temperature (about 1 hour) and then let it rise another 45 minutes.
  • If you are freezing after the second rise, freeze the dough balls and then place them in freezer resealable plastic bags.  To thaw, let the dough come to room temperature (about 1 hour) and then roll out onto pizza pan.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1.4mg