Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

4.91 from 10 votes

This Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe is made in 10 minutes! All you need is a few simple ingredients and stand mixer. This is the best pizza dough, so of course it also makes the best homemade pizza!

pizza dough round on baking sheet

My Favorite Homemade Pizza Dough

We love pizza night, especially with a homemade easy pizza dough recipe that is made in 10 minutes! It’s so fun getting the kids into the kitchen to help make dinner. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll be on your way to making your own homemade pizza dough. We use it for not only pizza, but for delicious calzones too. Hope you enjoy!

Be sure to try my Pepperoni Pizza Dip recipe too! Be sure to follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

pizza dough ingredients

What You’ll Need

Are you ready to make the best homemade pizza dough ever? Here is what you will need to get started:

  • warm water (110 degrees F.)
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • garlic salt (Lawry’s is my favorite)

*see bottom of post for exact recipe measurements in recipe card.

stand mixer with dough hook attached for pizza dough recipe

How To Make Pizza with Homemade Dough

  1. Proof the yeast. Place warm water, yeast and sugar into bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook attachment attached. Mix gently then let sit until doubled in size, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining dough ingredients. With mixer on low, add flour, olive oil, salt and garlic salt.
  3. Knead the dough. Scrape sides of bowl and let mixer knead dough for 5 minutes. Dough should have the sides of the bowl cleaned. Add sprinkles of flour or water if needed to get the bowl cleaned while kneading.
  4. Shape into a ball. After 5 minutes of kneading, remove dough from mixing bowl with floured hands (put a small amount of flour in your hands and rub together), and transfer to a floured countertop. Fold dough over itself a couple times then form into a round ball. From here, you can use the dough to make pizza and calzones.
  5. Assemble your pizza. When ready, place dough onto a pizza pan, pressing to a 12 inch round, or larger for a more thin crust. Spoon pizza sauce of your choice over dough leaving a 1 inch border around edges. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and toppings of your choice.
  6. Bake the pizza. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes, until crust is cooked through. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

pizza dough in stand mixer

Tips For Success

This pizza dough recipe is incredibly easy, but it never hurts to have a few tips in your back pocket! Here is my advice to make sure you make the absolute best dough for your pizza:

  1. Make sure your water is warm enough before starting recipe. It should be 110 degrees F. Mine is often times even warmer and the recipe works great too. Test it with your finger and it would be too hot for a baby bottle, then it is too hot for the yeast!
  2. Check expiration date of your Active Dry Yeast. Usually shelf life is about 1 year. You don’t want to use an expired yeast as it won’t work as well.
  3. Flour your hands before handling the dough when it’s done. It makes your life so much easier, no sticking 🙂

pizza dough recipe used to make calzones

You Can Also Make Calzones with this Pizza Dough!

Use this pizza dough recipe to make Calzones with your favorite pizza sauce toppings inside.

  • Roll out the pizza dough like you would to make a round pizza, but put toppings and sauce over just one half leaving 1 inch border where you are filling.
  • Carefully fold crust over filled side and take the tines of a fork to press firmly around edges. I dip my fork in olive oil to prevent sticking.
  • Brush top of calzone with olive oil, sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and a sprinkle of Garlic Salt.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and cut into slices.

That’s it! Bet you didn’t realize that making pizza dough also meant you could make calzones in your own kitchen. 🙂

pizza dough recipe

Have fun with your homemade pizza dough! We made ours into a Mickey pizza, forming 2 small rounds and 1 large round. Bake as mentioned in the recipe.

pizza dough recipe
4.91 from 10 votes

Homemade Easy Pizza Dough

This Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe is made in 10 minutes! All you need is a few simple ingredients and stand mixer. The best pizza dough recipe you'll ever try!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • stand mixer
  • pizza pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water 110 degrees F.
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast 1 packet
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry's Garlic Salt

Instructions

  • Place warm water, yeast and sugar into bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook attachment attached. Mix gently then let sit until doubled in size, about 5 minutes. With mixer on low, add flour, olive oil, salt and garlic salt. Scrape sides of bowl and let mixer knead dough for 5 minutes. Dough should have the sides of the bowl cleaned. Add sprinkles of flour or water if needed to get the bowl cleaned while kneading. After 5 minutes of kneading, remove dough from mixing bowl with floured hands (put a small amount of flour in your hands and rub together), and transfer to a floured countertop. Fold dough over itself a couple times then form into a round ball.
  • From here, you can use the dough to make pizza and calzones. When ready, place dough onto a pizza pan, pressing to a 12 inch round, or larger for a more thin crust. Spoon pizza sauce of your choice over dough leaving a 1 inch border around edges. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and toppings of your choice. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes, until crust is cooked through. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 2mg
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31 Responses
  1. Helena Polanco

    A great recipe, this was my first time making pizza dough. It came out great and tasty. It was easy to make. We enjoyed it. Thank you.

  2. Cherry

    Made this tonight, didn’t take a pic, we ate it too fast..Wonderful recipe for pizza, husband loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Monique LIM

    Can you explain the between instant yeast and active dry yeast? Thanks for sharing your recipe, it looks fabulous…

    1. Jenny

      Hi Ryann, I’ve only made the recipe using this stand mixer and dough hook method since it needs to be needed for a good amount of time.

  4. Veronica Alcorn

    I love the fact that most of your recipes have Nutrition information. My granddaughter has Type 1 Diabetes and this information helps me count her carbs when I make your recipes. She loves pizza!! Great recipe.

  5. Sue Smith

    5 stars
    I remember my mom making pizza dough when I was young, and it was a whole day affair. Needless to say, I never had the time foe that. My husband wanted pizza during the cold weather snap that stranded us inside our cabin for almost a week. I used your recipe and WOW! So easy and turned out perfect. I made the dough and put it into the ziploc bag for about 5 hours, pulled it out for 20 minutes and proceeded.

    This is on my go-to list forever.

  6. Ann

    5 stars
    Wonderfully tasteful and easy pizza crust recipe. The entire family was pleased with the crust and one said it was the best homemade pizza he’d ever had! Will definitely be making again.

  7. Michelle

    5 stars
    This was a super easy, quick and delicious recipe! I made 1.5X the recipe and it made 4 generous personal size pizzas (I have hungry teenagers). I also swapped out the garlic salt for Italian seasoning and it got rave reviews from the family (plus it made the kitchen smell delicious!). I’ll definitely be using this recipe for all of our make-your-own pizza nights!

  8. Bri

    5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! I was searching for a new pizza dough recipe because all of my past attempts have turned out more like bread than pizza. This one was PERFECT. Easy to spread out if you want a thinner crust like I did! I cooked it on parchment paper in the oven and it crisped up really nicely. Thank you for this recipe!! A new favorite!! 🙂

  9. Heather

    5 stars
    We made this a few weeks ago, ended up making two pizzas for our fam of 4! Came back today to find the recipe because it was kid and hubby approved! Love the ease for a weeknight (new COVID reality that I would attempt pizza on a weeknight!). Bookmarking and will pin as well. Thank you!

  10. Amanda Jo Burton Pulliam

    how do you store the pizza dough; like if I wanted to make just one small pizza and then make another one later?

    1. Jenny

      Hi Amanda,
      Place the dough you’re saving in a ziplock bag until you’re ready to use it. You could keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let it come to room temperature before rolling out, it will be much easier to roll 🙂

  11. Renee

    It’s been years since I tried making my own pizza. This seems like a great time to get into it. Thanks for sharing this.

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