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,
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: dough for 1 large pizza or 2 medium pizzas 1x
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 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


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.


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.