Who’s Pizza Dough Recipe

This easy pizza dough recipe creates a deliciously chewy crust that you can whip up quickly and doesn’t need all day to rise.

Pizza is my all time favorite food! In our household we eat it almost weekly! We like to experiment with different sauces and toppings but our dough always stays the same. This recipe is quick and easy and uses ingredients you most likely already have at home! This dough can be stored in the freezer for another day or used that night for dinner! Now let’s get makin’!

Ingredients

3 1/2 – 4 cups White Flour (substitute with Bread Flour for a crispier crust)
1 package (2 1/4 tsp) Active Dry Yeast
1 tsp White Sugar
2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp + 1 tsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 cups Water (110 degrees F)

Directions

1. In a stand mixer (or medium sized bowl), add the active dry yeast, water, and 1/2 tsp sugar. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes until your yeast has “bloomed” (gets foamy).

2. Add the flour (start with the lesser amount and add more if needed), salt, the rest of the sugar, and 2 Tbsp oil. Mix with hook attachment (or knead by hand) until a smooth ball forms. If dough is too sticky add more flour 1 Tbsp at a time, if too dry add 1 Tbsp of water at a time.

3. Grease a large bowl with 1 tsp oil, add dough, and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough sit until it doubles in size (about an hour).

4. Punch down dough, and roll onto a lightly floured surface. Leave as is for 1 large (20″) pizza or split into 2 for 2 medium (10-12″) pizzas. Roll into ball and cover with a towel for about 10 minutes.

5. On your cooking sheet/pan, lightly dust flour to prevent sticking and add a dash of coarse salt for extra flavor on your crust. Roll out pizza dough, add your desired toppings, and bake at 450 degrees F until crust is golden brown in color.

We roll the entire dough onto a 12″ x 18″ baking pan for a thick, chewy crust! This takes about 14 minutes to bake.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!



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