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5 from 2 votes

Pizza Dough Recipe

Made with just 5 ingredients, this quick and easy pizza dough recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and turns out perfect every time!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minutes or less
Servings: 1 12 inch pizza
Calories: 712kcal


  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Whisk together the water, yeast, and sugar, then let it sit for five minutes until it starts to bubble.
    whisk water, sugar and yeast in a glass bowl
  • Add the flour and salt, and mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  • Gently knead the dough until it is mixed well and soft. Form into a ball, then cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Place a pizza stone or overturned cookie sheet in a cooled oven, and then preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough out to form a large 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment paper that has been sprinkled with cornmeal or more flour.
  • Top with desired pizza toppings, then transfer the parchment paper and pizza to the preheated baking stone or cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
    finished pizza


The recipe makes 1- 12-inch pizza or 2- 6 inch personal pizzas.
  • If you don't want to bake the dough immediately, you can cover it and refrigerate it for 24 hours.
  • To freeze the dough, place dough in a large plastic bag (the dough will expand) for up to six months.
  • To thaw, place the dough in the refrigerator overnight, then let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out and topping it.


Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 150g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1176mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 9mg