5 from 1 vote
Pizza Dough Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Rise Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

My favorite Simple Pizza Dough Recipe, so easy you will never buy another crust again! You can even make a stuffed crust pizza with this dough recipe effortlessly!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 pizzas
Calories: 771 kcal
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp 1 sachet dried yeast
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus extra for brushing
  1. To proof the yeast, combine the water, yeast and sugar in your mixer bowl and leave to the side for 5 minutes or until you can see the yeast is foamy and active.
  2. Add in the oil.
  3. Get out your dough hook and attach to your mixer
  4. Whisk together the flour and salt in a large bowl, turn your mixer onto low and start adding the flour, slowly, into the yeast mixture until the dough forms a ball around the dough hook.
  5. Keeping the mixer on low, let it knead the dough for 10 minutes until it's elastic and smooth. Add in a wee bit of flour if it's too sticky, the dough should just barely stick to your hands when it's ready.
  6. Oil the bowl that you are going to let the dough rise in slightly so the dough won't stick. Place the dough into the oiled bowl, turn it so that all surfaces are oiled and cover it up with tea towels or plastic wrap. I prefer a damp tea towel still and yet to any other method.
  7. Place in a warm, draft free area and let it rise for about 30 minutes or until it's doubled in size.
  8. Punch the dough down and then divide the dough into three pieces and roll each out into a pizza sized circle.

  9. Preheat your oven to 450 °F. 

  10. Sprinkle cornmeal on your pizza stone or baking sheet. Place the pizza crust on top and let rise for another 10 minutes. 

  11. Cook the crust for 5 minutes and then remove. Place your pizza sauce and toppings on top. 

  12. Return to the oven and cook for another 10-12 minutes until the crust is well browned and the toppings are hot and the cheese melted.

  13. Remove, let sit for a few minutes then serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Dough Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 771 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 778mg32%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 128g43%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 7.8mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.