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Best Basic Pizza Dough

This is an easy Basic Pizza dough to make pizza from scratch at home. It’s a yeast dough recipe that makes 2 homemade pizzas.
 
pizza from scratch at home

 

I am sure I have mentioned several times, that Pizza is my favorite food! Oh, the joy of a great pizza is just heaven to me.  But seriously,  Pizza is so versatile, there are an unlimited array of topping choices and even numerous different sauces and don’t forget the cheeses! Oh, the cheeses!  

 I am not choosy what’s on the pizza, and I love most of the sauce choices but I am fussy about the crust.   The crust can make or break the entire pie.    We live on a ranch 18 miles from the nearest pizza place so it’s a great thing I have one of the best Pizza Dough recipes.   This recipe is easy and just comes out perfect every time.    I use it for all the pizza hacks, like Stromboli, Calzones, Pizza kabobs and of course a regular round pizza.  

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How to make pizza dough from scratch:

The secret is to allow it to rise until double (about 2 hours) and the dough will be elastic and just perfect for any toppings and sauce your heart desires.    And of course most of these ingredients you probably already have in your pantry so you can have a great Homemade Pizza any time.    

 

Basic Pizza dough

 

In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add sugar and salt, stir to dissolve.   Add flour a cup at a time and mix until a soft dough forms, Knead until elastic about 2-3 minutes.   Place in a greased bowl and cover with a clean cloth and let rise for 2 hours (until double)

 

Using this Pizza Dough for a Pizza from Scratch

 

pizza from scratch

 

Divide the dough in half. With a rolling pin, roll out one half to fit your pizza pan or Pizza Stone and to the thickness you prefer.  Roll up the sides of the dough all the way around .   Repeat with the other half of the pizza dough. 
 
 
 
 Spread a thin layer of your favorite pizza sauce or use our easy No-Cook Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe on top of each pizza dough round.    Add your favorite toppings such as cooked sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, peppers etc.  Top with  mozzarella cheese, goat cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese, and then drop spoonfuls of the sauce on top. 
 
 
pizza from scratch
 
Bake in a preheated 400° F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Or place it on a pizza stone and follow the instructions for cooking on your particular stone.   Watch closely since ovens do heat differently.  Remove from oven and allow to cook on a wire rack.   Slice and serve. 

 

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5 from 2 votes

Pizza Dough

This is an easy Basic Pizza dough to make pizza from scratch at home. It’s a yeast dough recipe that makes 2 homemade pizzas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rising Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Basic Pizza Dough, pizza dough from scratch
Servings: 8
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • Rolling pin

Ingredients

Instructions

To make Pizza Dough

  • In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add sugar and salt, stir to dissolve
  • Add flour a cup at a time and mix until a soft dough forms, Knead until elastic about 2-3 minutes
  • Place in a greased bowl and cover with a clean cloth and let rise for 2 hours (until double)

To make a pizza from scratch

  • Divide dough in half and with a rolling pin, roll out to fit your pizza pan or pizza stone and to the thickness you prefer.   Roll up the sides of the dough all the way around .   Repeat with the other half of the pizza dough. Repeat with the other half of the pizza dough
  • Spread a thin layer of your favorite pizza sauce or use our easy No-Cook Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe on top of each pizza dough round. 
  •   Add your favorite toppings such as cooked sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, peppers etc.  Top with  mozzarella cheese, goat cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese, and then drop spoonfuls of the sauce on top. 
  • Bake in a preheated 400° F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Or place it on a pizza stone and follow the instructions for cooking on your particular stone.   Watch closely since ovens do heat differently.  Remove from oven and allow to cook on a wire rack.   Slice and serve. 

Notes

This recipe makes two pizza crusts for 12-14 inch pizza pans.  Nutritional values are for the crust only

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 5mg


 

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Boyd

Wednesday 27th of February 2019

I love to cook and bake but so afraid of pizza dough. After reading how easy and yummy this sounds, Iā€™m determined to try it. What have I got to lose? Your pictures are so gorgeous. Thank you.

Jamie Sherman

Wednesday 27th of January 2016

We love making pizza at home - and I agree the crust makes or breaks the pizza! Now I gotta add pizza to our menu!! LOL