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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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Basic Pizza Dough, pizza dough from scratch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rising Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 433kcal
Author Evelyn


  • Rolling pin



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. 


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


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