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How To Make Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Quick and easy homemade pizza dough recipe from scratch, requiring basic ingredients and 20 mins rise time. Best pizza dough ever that freezes well too.

Servings: 2 pizzas
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Calories: 1196 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 2 cups Warm water
  • 1 tbsp Active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 5 cups All-Purpose flour Divided in half
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning Optional
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder Optional


  1. In a small bowl, mix together warm water, yeast and sugar. Let it sit for 5 minutes at room temperature until the yeast blooms or "poofs" and becomes foamy.  

  2. In your KitchenAid mixer, add half the flour, oil and the "poofed" yeast. Attach the hook attachment and mix. 

  3. Add the remaining flour, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and continue mixing until you you have a smooth ball of dough. You can knead with your hands too. 

  4. Transfer dough to a large greased bowl and cover with saran wrap and let it rise for 20 minutes. 

  5. Remove dough from the bowl and place it on a floured surface. 

  6. Knead it with additional flour (a few tablespoons at a time) to get rid of any stickiness. 

  7. Divide the dough into two equal parts and shape them into balls. 

  8. Roll them thin on a well-floured surface and place them on two generously greased round pizza pans.

  9. Spread pizza sauce and toss your favorite toppings and lots of cheese.

  10. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until firm and golden brown along the edges. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1196 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 3635mg151%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 248g83%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.