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Homemade Pizza Dough Recipes

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Making your own pizza dough can be fun and easy to do. It is also much less expensive than ordering pizza. This page contains homemade pizza dough recipes.


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January 12, 2011

This was given to me by a friend 30 years ago and is still my favorite. No waiting for the yeast to rise.



Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Knead on a lightly floured surface until well blended, a couple of minutes. Press out in your pizza pan. Top with your favorite toppings and bake 35 minutes or until crust is golden at 350 degrees F.

You can make bread sticks from this crust, do not over bake them. Brush them with oil or egg-white what ever you prefer, sprinkle with garlic salt and bake around 10 minutes. Check one to see if they are done.


Servings: 8
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
35 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: A friend of mine from the Sandhills of Nebraska.

By Ann Winberg

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August 25, 2009

It really is the perfect pizza dough. I have given this recipe to many ladies that enjoy a fun dinner, and the raves come back as some of the best pizza dough ever!



Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and set aside to proof for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine honey, olive oil, salt and cool water in a small bowl or measuring cup. Take flour and put on a work surface and make a hole or well in the center and pour honey/water mixture in the center of the flour well. Drag some of the flour over the wet mixture, then add the yeast and slowly mix all ingredients.


Then knead until a satiny dough is achieved.

Or: Put all ingredients, except for the salt, in a strong mixer, making sure the flour is on top of wet honey/water mixture. Then put the yeast mixture on top of the flour and turn on your mixer, and let it do the work for you. Let it knead the dough for about 15 minutes on the slowest speed.

This dough makes a really nice small loaf of Pizza Dough Bread and Bread Sticks, too.

Note: remember to never put the salt next to the yeast, as salt kills yeast. lol

Servings: 6
Time:20 -30 Minutes Preparation Time
For Pizzas, 35 minutes; Loaf of Bread: 30 - 35 minutes; Bread Sticks 15 - 20 minutes Minutes Cooking Time

Source: This comes from Wolfgang Puck and it is really good!

By Mary Pallister from Atascadero, CA

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April 14, 2010

The kids will soon be out of school and what kid doesn't like pizza?



Dissolve yeast in the water. Then add all ingredients, knead just to finish mixing well. Press into pan and top with favorite toppings.

Bake 16 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees F until crust is golden.

By Ann Winberg from Loup City,NE

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March 15, 2013

Homemade pizza is easy and makes it easy to have your favorite pizza just the way you like it!

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March 24, 2019

This pizza dough is great! You can make the dough, and refrigerate it for up to a week. You can also freeze it.


It's great for company, and the whole family. It takes just a few steps, and then add the sauce and toppings.

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April 9, 2008

Mix yeast in warm water and add all remaining ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon. When flour is mixed in, lightly knead the dough.


Set aside to rest about 5 to 10 minutes in a greased bowl or on a greased baking sheet.

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April 23, 20130 found this helpful

Homemade pizza is easy and makes it easy to have your favorite pizza just the way you like it! View the full recipe here: Homemade Pizza Dough

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May 31, 20120 found this helpful

How do I make a pizza base? I need help on how to do this. I tried and it was a disaster. It didn't rise and it went rock hard in the oven.

By Marc from England, Teeside Hardwick Estate


June 2, 20120 found this helpful

Add 1 Tbsp. yeast (or 1 pkg) to 1 cup of lukewarm water. Let sit for a few minutes and add 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp,. salt and 3 Tbsp cooking oil. Stirring, add flour (I use bread flour and some whole wheat flour) and continue adding until it is very hard to stir. Sprinkle flour on counter and dump dough out on flour. Knead dough while adding flour until dough is no longer sticky and can be rolled out. Do not over-knead; if you break down the gluten in the dough your crust will not rise and be hard & tough. This will make enough for 2 small pizzas or 1 large.

Depending on the type of pizza I am making I bake the dough for 15 minutes without topping and about 20 minutes with the toppings at 425 F.

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October 13, 20160 found this helpful

This page contains a whole wheat pizza dough recipe. Rather than use white flour, improve the nutritional value of your next pizza by making it on a whole wheat dough crust.

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April 9, 20080 found this helpful

Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade pizza dough. I would appreciate you sharing.

Sandy from Woodside, NY


Homemade Pizza Dough

I don't make mine home made but I discovered that Betty Crocker makes a great bag mix that is super easy and about 60 cents a bag. One mix makes a thin crust pizza for our family of 4. (11/01/2006)

By Jen

Homemade Pizza Dough

I have used this recipe for years. My husband prefers it to bought pizza.

  • 1 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F)
  • 1 pkg dry yeast
  • 2-3 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Mix yeast and water until dissolved. Add salt and 2 c of flour. Mix well. Add more flour as needed to make a soft dough ( not sticky). Place in slightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise in a warm place until double. (11/01/2006)

By Norms

Homemade Pizza Dough

I make this in my bread machine and my family loves it!!!

  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • or 1 Teaspoon Quick Rise Yeast or Bread Machine Yeast
Use Dough Cycle, makes 2 12-inch pizzas.


By Crystal

Homemade Pizza Dough

Jay's Signature Pizza Crust
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes Ready In: 1 Hour 50 Minutes
Yields: 15 servings

"This simple pizza crust is chewy and soft, with a crispy exterior."


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
  3. Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza recipe.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
  5. Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

I got this recipe off of, it is the best pizza dough recipe I have found. Give it a try you will love it. Hope you enjoy it!

By Marilyn

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