Dough on cutting board sprinkled with flour

Quick Pizza Dough

An easy to make homemade pizza dough recipe that is better than store bought.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Weeknight Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Homemade Pizza Recipes, Pizza Dough, Quick Pizza Dough
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Rising Time (optional) 2 hours
Servings 1 large dough
Author Melissa


  • 2.5 c all purpose flour may need 3c depending on dough
  • 2 ΒΌ tsp pizza yeast
  • 1 c warm water not boiling as it will ruin the yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Begin by putting the yeast, flour and salt into your mixing bowl (we use a stand mixer).
  • Add the water and olive oil and mix with dough hook on low speed for 1 minute until combined.
  • Turn speed up and mix until ball forms, adding in the additional 0.5-1c of flour as needed until it is no longer sticking to the side of the bowl.
  • Continue to mix on medium speed for 3 minutes once consistency of dough is right (it shouldn't feel wet or stick to the bowl, it should form into a ball as it mixes). Your dough can be used right away but we like to let ours sit for additional rising time.
  • *OPTIONAL* Drizzle the inside of a clean bowl with olive oil. Put the dough in the bowl and cover loosely with a damp kitchen towel. Set the bowl in a warm, draft-free place, until the dough has doubled in size, about 2 hours.


To Freeze Dough for later use
Remove the dough and wrap in plastic, lightly flatten the dough so it is a small circle and place in a freezer sealed bag. When ready to make pizza simply remove the dough in the morning and leave in the bag on the counter at room temp!