About this Recipe

This easy pizza dough recipe is great for beginners or experts alike. This dough produces a great pizza every time!


Servings: 2 12- to 14- inch pizzas

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cook time: N/A



Pizza Dough








1 (-ounce) packet active dry yeast

1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)

Pinch of sugar

1 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for coating bowl

2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed

Cornmeal for dusting, if needed



1.   Combine yeast, water, and sugar in a large bowl and stir well to combine. Set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes.

2.   Add salt, olive oil, and 1 cups flour to yeast mixture, and mix well to thoroughly combine. Add 1 cup flour and mix well with your hands, working to incorporate flour little by little. The dough should be slightly sticky to the touch. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead it for at least 5 and up to 7 minutes, adding more flour as needed to form a smooth and elastic dough that is not sticky.

3.    Lightly oil a 2- or 3-quart bowl, place dough in it, and turn dough to coat it with oil. Cover bowl with a damp towel and let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size and ready to bake, usually at least 1 hour.




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