Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Homemade Pizza Dough

By Erin Huffstetler | 01/11/2016 | 2 Comments
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While enjoying a couple homemade pizzas with our friends Friday night, I realized I’d never shared our pizza dough recipe with you guys. Talk about a major oversight. I mean we’ve only been making pizza every Friday night for the past 14 years. It’s kind of a tradition in our house.

So, let’s set things right shall we? Without further ado, I give you my husband’s pizza dough recipe.

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Prep Time:

10 mins

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp dry active yeast
2 tsp salt
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water
4 tsp sugar

What You Do:

Add the Dry Ingredients for Your Pizza Dough

Measure all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.

Add the Oil

Add the oil.

Add the Water

Gradually add the water, while mixing.

Pizza Dough

Knead until the dough is smooth, and the sides of the bowl are clean.

Pizza Dough Balls

One batch of dough is enough for one large pizza or two medium pizzas. If you want mediums, divide your dough now. Then, shape the dough into a ball(s), and flatten.

Place your dough in a lightly oiled bowl(s); cover; and allow it to rise for two hours.

To Use:

Pizza Crust

Flatten and shape your dough into crusts. You can stretch it by hand, or roll it out with a rolling pin, whichever works best for you. Aim for a 12-inch crust, if you’re making mediums and a 14-inch crust, if you’re making a large. Use a fork to poke holes in your crust, so it doesn’t develop bubbles when it bakes.

Then, all that’s left is to top your pizza(s). I make big batches of tomato sauce in the crockpot, when tomatoes are in season, and that’s what we use on our pizzas. A half-pint jar is just right for a medium pizza. You’ll find my sauce recipe over on thebalance.com.

Figure on one bag of shredded cheese for two mediums or one large. Then, add whatever toppings you’d like. Pineapple is a favorite in our house.

Put Your Pizza in the Oven

Bake your pizza(s) in a 475 degree oven for 7-9 minutes. That may seem awfully hot, but most pizza restaurants bake their pizzas between 490 and 500 degrees. Your pizza is done when the cheese is golden brown and the crust is cooked through.

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Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Homemade Pizza Dough

Make your own pizza dough in less than 10 minutes. This recipe makes enough for one large pizza or two mediums.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: dough for 1 large pizza or 2 medium pizzas
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water
  • 4 tsp sugar

Instructions:

Measure dry ingredients into a mixing bowl; whisk to combine.

Add the oil.

Gradually add the water, while mixing.

Knead until dough is smooth, and sides of the bowl are clean.

If you’re making medium pizzas, divide your dough now.

Shape dough into ball(s), and flatten. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl(s); cover; and let rise for two hours.

Notes

To use: Flatten and shape dough into crusts. Aim for a 12-inch crust, if you’re making mediums and a 14-inch crust, if you’re making a large. Use a fork to poke holes in dough, so it doesn’t develop bubbles when it bakes. Top and bake at 475 degrees for 7-9 minutes.

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