Whip up this Easy Pizza Dough Recipe (only 5 ingredients!) to make your own personal pizzas at home!
One of my husband’s favorite childhood memories is making homemade pizza with his mom on Friday nights. Our son is super picky and just started eating pizza. (I know but he takes after me.) We thought it would be fun to give pizza making a try!
Tips for Working with Yeast
- Be sure to check the expiration date on your yeast package before beginning. You will run the risk of the dough not rising if the yeast is expired.
- Use warm water to activate the yeast (amount will be whatever the recipe calls for). Experts will tell you the 110 degrees is the perfect temperature.
- Wait at least 5 minutes. When the yeast is ready, you will notice it bubbling up on top of the water. Now it’s ready to use.
- These tips work for any recipe that calls for yeast!
Any bread recipe will take time because the dough will have to rise. I usually start making the dough mid afternoon so it is ready when dinner time comes around.
The BEST Pizza Dough Recipe
After you wake up your dormant yeast, add the salt, oil and 1 cup of flour. We want to make sure it is mixed completely. Mix on low for 30 seconds and then high for 3 minutes.
Add the remaining flour by hand.
Once it is fully mixed, it is time to knead the dough on a floured surface. I add a little flour to the kitchen island and start kneading.
Kneading is a method used strengthen the dough. Push the dough away from you with the palm of your hands. Fold the dough back and pull the dough. You repeat this over and over for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Oil a large bowl and place the dough inside. Cover with a towel and allow to rise for an hour or until dough is twice it’s original size. Be sure to turn the dough one time during that hour.
After you allow it to rise, shape the dough into the pizza pan. OR you can separate the dough and create smaller personal pan pizzas. Shape the dough how you want it and place on a cooking sheet. Cover the dough again and let sit for another hour.
Bake the dough at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
Now it’s time to get creative and add the toppings! Reed and I love burger on our pizza. My husband is more of a pepperoni, mushroom and onion kinda guy. But the great thing is you can do whatever you want and whatever tastes good to you! We brushed the dough with garlic butter before baking it!
Bake your prepared pizza for 15-20 minutes and then take out to allow to cool. Enjoy!
Reed loved this Pizza Dough Recipe! He is not a huge fan of pizza but he said he’d rather have this than Pizza Hut! I’ll take that as a win.
Easy Pizza Dough Recipe
Only 5 ingredients needed to make this Easy Pizza Dough Recipe at home!
- ¾ cup warm water
- 1 pkg dry yeast
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2¼ cup flour
Add yeast to warm water. No need to stir in. Add sugar and give it a stir. Let sit for at least 5 minutes or until it bubbles to the top.
Mix water/yeast, oil, salt, and 1 cup of flour. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds and then high speed for 3 minutes.
Mix in remaining flour by hand.
Knead on floured surface for 8-10 minutes.
Place in oiled bowl and cover. Turn once.
Let rise for 1 hour or until two times original size.
Shape into pizza pan. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes
Bake for 15-20 minutes.