Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

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!

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My Favorite Way to Make 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!

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Pizza Dough Ingredients

  • 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.

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How To Make Homemade Pizza Dough

  1. 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. With mixer on low, add flour, olive oil, salt and garlic salt.
  3. 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. 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. 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.

pizza dough recipe

Tips For Making Quick Pizza Dough

  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.
  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.
  3. Flour your hands before handling the dough when it’s done. It makes your life so much easier, no sticking 🙂

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How To Make Homemade Calzones

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.

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

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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