OK pizza fans. It’s time to get cooking! My husband is a pizza fanatic. He likes ALL kinds of pizza. His motto is “even bad pizza is good” – meaning no matter how bad it is, he’ll still eat. I, on the other hand, like GOOD pizza only! There’s nothing like the perfect crust, a tasty sauce and the exact toppings I like. And you can’t forget the cheese – yum!!
If you’re ready to make your own pizza, it’s really not too terribly difficult using this easy homemade pizza dough recipe. Especially after you have made it a few times, it becomes routine. Not only does homemade pizza taste great, but it’s much cheaper than takeout (or even frozen) and you can be content knowing exactly what ingredients are going into your food. To complete your pizza, you can also use our Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe with Canned Tomatoes.
Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe
Place flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
Add yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and water and stir until combined.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes or until a smooth ball forms.
Place flour into a stand mixers bowl and make a well in the center.
Use dough hook.
Add yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and water and turn on low combined (about 3 minutes).
Turn to medium and knead for 5-10 minutes or until a smooth ball forms.
Place dough ball into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or clean cloth. Set in a warm place for 30 minutes or until dough has doubled.
Turn dough out on a floured surface and punch the dough to remove excess air, knead lightly.
Divide dough into 4.
Makes enough dough for 4 10-12″ thin pizzas.
Cooking the dough as a pizza will vary upon how thick you like your pizza crust. For a very thin pizza baked on a pizza stone, heat your oven to 450 and cook approximately 10 minutes.
Now that you have your pizza ready to go, what toppings are you going to use? Come back and leave us a comment letting us know how your pizza turns out!