Best Homemade Pizza Dough

What You'll Need:

Warm Water Granulated Sugar Active Dry Yeast (or instant) Bread Flour Olive Oil Salt

Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl.

Add flour, olive oil, and salt and stir well with a wooden spoon or mix in a stand mixer with a dough hook until combined.

Knead for 5 minutes using a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment or 6-7 minutes by hand until smooth and elastic.

Drizzle a clean bowl with a little olive oil, then place the ball of dough in the bowl and turn it to coat in the oil. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean cloth and let rise for at least 30 minutes (or up to 1 ½ hours) until doubled in size.

Divide the dough into 2 or 3 balls (or more if you want to make personal-size pizzas).

Roll, pat, or stretch the dough out until it is roughly ¼" thick.

Top with ¼-½ cup of pizza sauce.

Add freshly grated mozzarella cheese, and other toppings.

Bake for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown and crispy around the edges.

Cool slightly before cutting and serving.

It doesn't take much longer than picking up pizza from our local pizzeria, and it's WAY less expensive to have a weekly pizza night this way!

This homemade pizza dough recipe is straightforward and uses ingredients you'll have on hand. You can have cheesy, fantastic pizza customized with all your favorite toppings ready in about an hour, as the dough only takes 30 minutes to rise!

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