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Homemade Pizza Dough

The perfect homemade pizza starts with...? The perfect homemade pizza dough. Made with just six simple ingredients, this DIY pizza crust is a total game changer for family ‘za night.
  • 25m

    prep time

  • 107


  • 6



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  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 packet (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast, (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Place warm water in small bowl. Add sugar and yeast; stir until completely dissolved. Let stand 10 minutes until foamy.

  • Place flour in medium bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour water mixture and olive oil into the well. Begin to mix flour into water mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula until dough begins to come together and forms a shaggy mass. Add salt and mix 1 minute longer.

  • Knead dough by hand on lightly floured surface 5 to 10 minutes or until dough bounces back when pressed. (You can also knead dough in a stand mixer with dough hook attachment on medium speed, if desired.) Place dough in a large, well-greased bowl. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel. Place bowl in a warm, draft-free place, such as inside the microwave or a turned-off oven. Allow to rise until dough is doubled in size, about 1 to 2 hours.

  • Turn dough out onto floured surface and press to deflate any gas bubbles that may have formed. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces; form each into a smooth ball. Cover with clean kitchen towel and let rest 15 to 20 minutes. Stretch and shape dough into 12-inch rounds and layer with your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings. (Makes 2 (12-inch) pizza crusts.)

  • Test Kitchen Tip: When you’re ready to pop your homemade pizza in the oven, bake at 450°F about 8 to 10 minutes, or until crust is browned and crispy and cheese is melted.

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