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Fast & Easy Pizza Dough

Easy pizza dough

This is the fastest and easiest way I know of to make homemade pizza dough at home! Mix a few ingredients with a wooden spoon, let it rest for 10 minutes, roll out the dough, add toppings, bake and you’re done!

It’s pizza night in your house and you’ve got a couple of options. Option 1. Call up the nearest pizza place to get a pie delivered, and wait and wait for it to arrive while your tummy growls to let you know that it’s taking way.too.long for that pizza to arrive. If pizza night in your house is the same night that it is in my house (either a Friday or Saturday), the place you order from is SLAMMED and you can expect to wait at LEAST an hour. Option 2. Buy frozen pizza dough or pre-packaged crusts from the grocery store. They’re good, but not great. Option 3. Make this super fast and easy homemade pizza dough in minutes and have your entire family oohing and aaahing over your pizza making capabilities!

This is the fastest and easiest way I know of to make homemade pizza dough at home. It requires only a few ingredients, and simply a wooden spoon and your hands to mix the dough together. There’s no fussing with chilling the dough over-night, and there’s no hassle of dealing with kneading dough and letting it rise! Not only is this dough super simple to make, it’s tasty!

I’ve been making this recipe for several years now, and have perfected it along the way. The beauty with pizza making is that you can get creative and add any toppings and sauces you’d like. We make BBQ chicken pizzas in this house, almost more than we make a traditional pizza with a tomato based sauce.  We’re also pretty big fans of Mexican Pizzas!

If it’s pizza night in your house, no need to bust out the frozen pizza or frantically order out and wait all night, just make your own dough in about 15 minutes!

Fast & Easy Pizza Dough

Easy pizza dough 2

Prep Time: 15mn
Cook Time: 20mn
Total Time: 35mn

DOUGH INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

PIZZA INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning (if you don’t have this, use 1/8 teaspoon basil, 1/8 teaspoon oregano, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Toppings

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine water and yeast and stir until the yeast is dissolved.
  2. Add in flour, honey, salt, and olive oil and use a wooden spoon to combine. Once the ingredients are well combined with the spoon, use your hands to knead the dough for a few minutes.
  3. Form the dough into a ball, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees and spray a 16 inch pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray
  5. Roll the dough out into a 16 inch circle. Roll the edges of the dough.
  6. Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil with Italian seasoning and brush the entire crust with this mixture.
  7. Place the crust in the oven for 8 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and add sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  9. Return the pizza to the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted.
  10. Cut into slices and enjoy!

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  1. Iris Pinhao Capucho

    Already on my recipe book! Next weekend I’ll give it a first try :)

  2. I am so excited you posted this recipe. I have been looking for a fast and easy recipe. I’ll be trying this soon!

  3. My goodness. I just used this recipe for the dough and my husband declared that it was the best he has had. We’ve used store bought dough and eaten Dominos & Papa John’s pizza but he said that none of those can matched up to what we just ate. Plus it was my first time making dough from scratch. I searched and saw so many recipes but yours was pretty straightforward and perfect for someone without a paddle attachment. I kneaded it by hand as per instructions and it turned out perfectly.
    This is my new go-to dough recipe. Thanks sooo much for sharing.

  4. I just made this! The only thing I changed was the fact that it was sticky doughy when the time came to knead it and my hands were a mess. I washed off then added a small bit of flour to continue kneading. I’m a complete newbie at cooking and this was / is my first crust.

  5. I saw this recipe on Pinterest this afternoon. My husband and I just used it–I’ve been trying different pizza dough recipes for a couple years and none compare to this one. It is excellent! We did add minced garlic to the olive oil we put on the crust before baking the first time. Very tasty! :)

  6. Just wondering why you bake the crust before putting the toppings on? I make my own dough all the time and haven’t done this – does it make a difference in how the crust comes out? Thanks!

    • Hi Christine – I pre-bake the crust to ensure that I end up with a crispy crust. It only takes the cheese about 10 minutes to melt, but the crust takes a bit longer.

      • I have been making this same pizza dough also, I put corn meal with olive oil on pizza pan, makes the crust not stick to the pan and gives crust a different texture and ensures that crust will not stick to pan…

  7. For some odd reason I do not see the amout of flour needed. Bread flour or multi purpose flour? Please advise! Heading out to the store shortly! Thanks!

  8. I do see the flour listed now! Must be the lack of sleep! :-)
    So sorry! :)

  9. Could you use active rise yeast? This recipe looks wonderful!

  10. Used active yeast; dough turned out delicious. So easy!!! I’ll make this again. Thank you for the recipe!!

  11. The directions have you adding water twice…first with the yeast and then again in step #2. Do you just add is part of the water in Step #1 to dissolve the yeast and the rest in #2?

  12. What type of flour?

  13. Is the honey necessary? I don’t understand what it adds to the dough. It’s just that it’s not an ingredient I usually have in the house and don’t want to buy it just to try this. The recipe sure sounds easy, though.

  14. I have fast’ rise active dry yeast by hodgson mill. Is that the same as rapid rise yeast?

  15. We’re trying to eat healthier. Do you know if it works with whole wheat flour?

    • Marcia- I have only tried this recipe with half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour, and it turned out great. I haven’t tried it entirely with whole wheat to say for sure how it’d turn out, so please do come back and let us know if you decide to try it!

  16. What if you want the Crust to b soft not crispy? i dont really like a crunch when i bite into my pizza but this recipe sounds good..

  17. I make my pizza in an iron skillet and it gives it a good crust.

  18. Tried this Saturday night while making BLT pizzas and it turned out perfect and was delicious! So much faster and tastes better than my old recipe!

  19. Very easy. I usually don’t make anything with yeast but this was really easy thanks

  20. Do you think that I could make this with gluten free flour mix?

  21. Just eaten this pizza it was great, so quicj and easy, but I did make my own sauce so easy too (in pot put 2 tins of chopped tomatoes 2 squares of frozen garlic tablespoon of olive oil 2 frozen squares of basil bring to boil simmer 5 mins, can add corn flour if not firm enough to put on pizza. Enough for 2 pizzas, can be stored in jar in fridge for couple of weeks or can be frozen to use when ready. Can also be doubled and stored in separate containers enough for individual pizzas.). Thankyou for sharing.

  22. Sorry forgot to mention add half a teaspoonful of sugar to sauce just to take away any acid taste which you get with tinned tomatoes sometimes. Also have you tried freezing this pizza, perhaps after the first baking. This is too large for just my husband and I and would like to half it and freeze one half. Love your blog I notice you always answer your mail. Great!

  23. I’ve never made a successful pizza before. I tried this recipe for lunch yesterday and I’m making it again today!!! This is the best pizza I have ever tasted!!!

  24. Thanking you in advance for this recipe. I printed it out just based on all the fab reviews!

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