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Basic Pizza Dough

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Make this easy basic pizza dough recipe for homemade pizzas that are the best pizza in town.

Just a few pantry ingredients will get this basic pizza dough recipe ready for baking in less than 10 minutes! | GrowingUpGabel.com

We love homemade pizza! In fact, homemade pizza shows up at least once a week on our menu. Over the years I’ve accumulated quite a number of pizza dough recipes. This recipe is the first one we ever used and is still our go-to pizza dough recipe.

Just a few pantry ingredients will get this basic pizza dough recipe ready for baking in less than 10 minutes! | GrowingUpGabel.com

 

You can use this dough right away or let it sit for up to two hours. The longer it sits, the thicker and more bread-like the dough becomes. This dough also freezes really well. Just wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in a freezer storage bag.

We use this pizza dough to make all of our homemade pizzas!

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Margherita Pizza is a simple easy pizza you can make in the oven or on the grill!  We also love to make Three Cheese Garden Pizza , which is chock full of veggies for a healthy dinner.

Yield: Dough for 1 pizza

Basic Pizza Dough

Basic Pizza Dough

Make this easy basic pizza dough recipe for homemade pizzas that are the best pizza in town.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons oil (I like olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups all purpose flour (you can substitute some whole wheat)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix yeast, sugar, and water.
  2. Add in olive oil, salt and 1 1/2 cups of flour.
  3. Mix to combine.
  4. Keeping adding flour by 1/4 cups until the dough is smooth and tacky, but not too sticky. Bread dough should almost always have a little annoying stick to it.
  5. Let dough rest for 5 minutes, or covered, up to 2 hours.

Notes

For a thinner crispier dough, let dough rest for 5 minutes.

For a thicker more bread like dough, let the dough rest longer.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3694 Total Fat: 38g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 30g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 2173mg Carbohydrates: 721g Fiber: 27g Sugar: 7g Protein: 98g
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6 Comments
  • Tara Rose
    February 27, 2017

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I have a large family of 8. Do you think it would turn out ok if I tripled the recipe to make 3 pizzas?

  • Kim
    August 7, 2013

    Hi there Camille, I just pinned your margherita pizza recipe and printed the one for pizza dough. I am such a basic cook, but trying to expand my repertoire. Margherita pizza is one of my all time favorites…looking forward to making it and the pizza dough…don’t usually buy from the store- can’t stand all the preservatives- so thanks! 🙂

  • The Hill Hangout
    January 24, 2012

    I am definitely trying this one. I’ve been wanting to make my own pizza dough, but just haven’t taken the time to look for a god recipe. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    • Camille
      January 24, 2012

      Once you get the hang of it, you will be making the best pizza in town right in your own kitchen! We rarely order pizza anymore because our homemade version is just so much better. Have fun and let me know how it turns out!