5 from 2 votes
easy homemade pizza dough
Easy Homemade Pizza Dough
Prep Time
3 hrs

This easy pizza dough recipe is convenient for weeknight meals and weekend game nights. Just thaw a pre-made dough and get creative. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 medium pizzas
Calories: 965 kcal
  • 2 cups 00 flour  225 g
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour   225 g
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt  8 g
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast 4 g
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 8 g
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water 350 ml
  1. Coat a medium bowl lightly with olive oil. Add lukewarm water (110 °F), active dry yeast, and sugar.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture. The yeast should foam. Using a fork, mix the ingredients by pulling the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and form a dough.
  3. Move the dough onto a lightly floured board and knead for a few minutes. Push the dough down while turning a few times. The dough is ready when it's tacky.
  4. Transfer the dough back to the oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot until it doubles in size. This will take anywhere from 2-4 hours. If you don't need the dough right away, you can allow it to slowly rise in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  5. When the dough is ready, it will make an indentation when poked. Cut the dough into 4 equal sizes; for 12-inch rounds.
  6. Form into balls and cover with a damp cloth. Let the balls of dough rest again until you see an indentation when poked.