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Basic Pizza Dough


Everyone needs an easy go-to basic pizza dough recipe. This one is so simple that you will never want to buy store-bought dough again. All of the ingredients are common items found in most people’s pantries. I make this recipe every Saturday night and top it with any ingredients that I am craving.

Basic Pizza Dough

This is a quick and easy dough to make if you have a little extra time to allow the dough to rise. I like to make this recipe at lunch time if I am preparing to make pizza for dinner.
Servings 2 12″ rounds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • Mixing bowls
  • Pizza Pan


  • 2 ¼ tsp active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil – divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour


  • Combine yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 10 minutes.
    yeast activation
  • Add 2 Tbsp of oil, salt and 1 cup of flour and mix until combined.
    mix ingredients
  • Add another cup of flour and mix.
  • Then add the last cup of flour and mix until combined and the dough is smooth.
  • Divide dough into two equal balls and place dough in a clean bowl and drizzle with remaining oil.
    basic pizza dough recipe
  • Cover dough with a clean kitchen towel and let sit in a warm space to rise for an hour.


This dough recipe freezes well so you can make one pizza now and freeze one for later.
When using this dough to make pizza I preheat the oven to 450° F and bake with desired toppings for 15 – 20 minutes.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Quick & Easy, Quick Meal

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