Easy Homemade Pizza Dough is quick and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. The crust is chewy with a crisp edge- perfect for homemade pizza!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5minutes
Rise Time 45minutes
Servings 212" crusts*
⅞Cwarm waterapprox. 110 degrees
1packetinstant yeastor 2¼ tsp
1tsp white sugar
2C all-purpose flour
Add the water, yeast, and sugar to a stand mixer bowl fitted with a dough hook attachment. See details above on how to make if you don't have a stand mixer. Mix on medium to combine.
Turn of the mixer and add flour, salt, and Italian seasoning. Mix on low until the dough starts to come together. If the dough looks dry after a full minute on low, add more water 1 Tb at a time until the dough comes together.
A dough that is slightly sticky is favorably to a dry dough. If the dough is dry, the crust will be tough. It's okay if the dough is slightly sticky to the touch. It will become less sticky after rising.
Work the dough on low speed for 2 minutes before drizzling the olive oil around the edge of the bowl with the mixer on. Continue to work for another 30 seconds. Turn the mixer off.
Prepare a large clean mixing bowl with baking spray so that the dough doesn't stick after rising. Remove the dough from the stand mixer bowl, gently forming into a ball shape, and place into the prepared clean bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap.
Allow the dough to rise for 45 minutes to an hour in a warm (not hot) place until it has doubled in size.
If making two 12-inch pizzas, be sure to split the dough into two equal portions before placing on baking sheets.
Prepare your pan or pizza stone with a spritz of baking spray before placing dough out onto the pan. Press down the dough gently with your hands to knock the air our and then stretch the dough from the center outwards to fill the pan.
Using a fork, prick holes in the center area of the dough where the toppings will be placed to prevent the crust from bubbling up. Top with sauce and desired toppings.
Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes depending on the amount of toppings and desired doneness.
* This recipe will make one sheet pan size pizza or two 12-inch round pizzas.