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The Best Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

If you're a pizza lover like me, you'll know that homemade pizza dough can be a challenge. But fear not because I have the perfect pizza dough recipe for you!

This recipe is straightforward to follow and requires only a few essential ingredients. You'll be amazed at how delicious and satisfying your homemade pizza will be. And let's face it, in these uncertain times, there's something comforting about the idea of making your food at home.

If you're anything like my family, you consume pizza at least twice a month. However, with the COVID-19 restrictions in place, our favorite pizza shop has closed its doors for dine-in service, and they don't deliver to my area. That's why my husband and I have been spending much time in the kitchen lately, cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And since pizza is one of our go-to meals, we thought making our pizza dough and sauce from scratch would be fun and delicious.

This recipe is perfect for the whole family to get involved in making pizza dough. It's a fun activity that everyone can enjoy, and the result is always worth it. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can make your pizza sauce. Check out my other article for a delicious homemade pizza sauce recipe.

So, let's start making your pizza dough at home. Trust me, once you try this recipe, you'll never want to order takeout pizza again!

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough


1 cup warm water

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

One tablespoon honey

One teaspoon salt

Two tablespoons of olive oil or canola oil

3 cups bread flour

  • If possible, in a large mixing bowl, that of a stand mixer, whisk yeast and honey into warm water. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes or until bubbles form and the mixture starts to foam. This tells you that the yeast is alive and rising. Pour in salt, half the flour, and mix, and oil.

  • Now mix in salt, vegetable oil, and half the flour. Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want. It should be slightly tacky, but it does not stick to your hands when you touch it.

  • Once you reach this step, knead for six minutes.! it is imperative to knead for six minutes. That seems to be the number to make the dough perfect. The dough should be smooth and easy to work with. The bowl should be clean! {*This is the point when you could freeze your dough!! Divide into sections, place into freezer bags, seal, remove all air, and freeze. To use, remove from the freezer and sit out to get to room temperature and double in size; 2-4 hours. Then, use as you would like.}

Lightly grease the bowl and the dough so it does not dry out. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1-2 hours. That is it, and you got yourself some pizza dough. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Let me know how your pizza dough recipes turn out.

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