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Homemade Pizza Dough

Easy, no mixer required 30 minute pizza dough recipe that gives you delicious pizza in a flash!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 355kcal


  • 2 - 2 1/3 cups flour (either all purpose or bread flour) divided 250- 295g
  • 1 packet or 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil (+more for coating the bowl and baking)
  • 3/4 cup warm water*


  • Combine 1 cup of the flour (125g) with the yeast, sugar, salt and garlic powder/basil if using in a large bowl.
  • Add olive oil and warm water and use a wooden spoon to combine thoroughly.
  • Add in another 1 cup of flour, and stir. If dough is still too sticky and unmanageable, keep adding flour gradually while stirring until a maximum of another 1/3- 1/2 cup is added. The dough will begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Coat another large bowl with some olive oil and transfer dough to this greased bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until puffy and expanded to double in size.
  • If baking crust right after rising, preheat the oven to 220 C (425) while dough is rising.
  • Once dough has risen, coat your hands and a work surface lightly with flour and remove dough from the bowl and knead gently just a few times until dough is deflated and smooth.
  • Using hands or a rolling pin (I find it easier to do this directly in the pizza pan) either roll or stretch dough into a 12 inch circular shape.
  • Brush the dough circle all over with olive oil (about 1 tbsp). Prick the dough all over with a fork to prevent bubbling in the oven.
  • Add desired sauce and toppings and bake in the very hot oven for 13-15 minutes or until toppings are golden brown.


Recipe adapted from Sugar Spun Run .
*Water should be warm but not so hot that it'll kill the yeast. Aim for 40-46 C (105-115 F)..  You should be able to keep your hand in it without discomfort but it'll feel warmer than room temperature. I usually boil some water in a kettle, fill up 1/4 of my measuring cup with that then top off the rest with warm temperature water. 
Pizza Sauce Recipe here:


Calories: 355kcal