"Homemade pizza with pizzeria taste starts with a great crust. This quick and easy recipe will change the way your family makes pizza at home!"

Quick Mix Pizza Dough

Homemade pizza crust made easy! Makes 2 crusts.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Proofing time 1 hour
Course bakery
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


  • 1 c water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3.5 c flour
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Heat water and oil to 120F.
  • Combine 1.5 c flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  • Add warm water mixture and beat with electric mixer for 3 min.
  • Stir in additional 1.5 c flour by hand to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto floured surface.
  • Knead dough for 10 min, adding the remaining 1/2 c flour if needed, to keep dough from sticking.
  • Dough should be smooth and elastic, but not sticky when kneading is complete.
  • Shape dough into ball and place in a large greased bowl, turning dough to grease top.
  • Cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450. Punch dough down and divide in half.
  • Dough may be frozen at this point if desired, for later use.
  • Press half of dough out into 13-14 in circle directly on greased baking sheet or stone. A rolling pin may be used if desired.
  • Form a thick ridge around edge for holding in toppings.
  • Prick the surface of the dough thoroughly with fork.
  • Pre-bake the crust 10-15 min until lightly browned. Add favorite sauce and toppings, and bake additional 10-15 min until crust is crisp and cheese is lightly browned.
Keyword homemade pizza, pizza crust, pizza dough
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