Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Whenever I used to think about making pizza, the dough thing kind of held me back. I mean anybody can come up with a bunch of toppings and a sauce, right? For pizza dough on the other hand you definitely need an expert or something like that. [heh] Well, not really.

This is the dough recipe that I’m using every time I make pizza and I never failed. It is very fast and easy to make, and nice thing about it, you don’t have to let it rise. Personally I like my crust very thin and not very crispy because I would rather enjoy the toppings than fill myself with bread. [heh] However, if you like the puffy/fluffy style you should let it rise for about an hour and probably add some sugar or honey to it.

Note: The dough is enough to make 3 medium pizzas or probably 2 large ones… depending of what large means to you :P.

You’ll need a cup and a half of warm water, and to it add a packet of instant yeast (2¼ tsp).

Get a ⅓ cup of olive oil ready.

Add 4 cups of flour and a tsp of salt in the bowl of your mixer and mix it a bit, then add the ⅓ cup of olive oil.

Mix the oil and flour mixture for a minute or so then add the yeast water.

Continue mixing, until everything is well incorporated. Shape the dough into a ball. The dough should be very elastic. You can also get creative, like adding some herbs like oregano or weird spices. I actually made one with maple syrup instead of honey but make sure you don’t pour too much or it will turn into a cracker in the oven. :)

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Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Rating: 51


Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 1½ cups Warm Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ⅓ cup Olive Oil
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 2¼ tsp Yeast

Preparation Instructions

Pour the yeast over the warm water in a small bowl.
In the bowl of your mixer, add the flour and salt and mix. Add the olive oil and using the dough hook, mix for about a min.
Add the yeast combo to the flour mixture and mix until well incorporated. Shape the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl, rubbing oil on the dough as well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. If you’re not using the dough right away, you can also freeze it.


  1. emma says

    Do you allow the dough to sit in the refrigerator a certain amount of time? Do you allow the dough to rise at all?

    • baker says

      Not really, I usually make the dough and jump on the pizza right away but you can store it if you have leftovers.

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