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Pizza Crust Recipe

My contribution for National Pizza Day!

Jane Fyffe posted in Pizza
1y ago

With National Pizza Day coming up quick that I thought I would post my go to recipe for homemade pizza dough. I had to dust the recipe off, it hasn't been used in a while due to work schedule.

Homemade pizza dough

This will make 2-3 pizza crusts, just depends how thick you like your crust and what size pizza you are making.


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 package(2 1/4 teaspoon) yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp sugar


  1. Dissolve yeast in water, let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl mix remaining ingredients. Add yeast-water mixture to bowl and mix together.
  3. Flour countertop and knead dough for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Place dough into oil coated container. Turn dough to coat. Cover. Let sit in warm area until doubled in size. 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Punch dough until it deflates some. Divide dough in half and let sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Place in center of greased pan. Flatten dough and use greased fingertips to work dough outwards. I'm making a 12-14 inch crust.
  8. Put in oven and prebake for 7 minutes.
  9. Add sauce and desired toppings, bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until desired goldenness.

Recipe Notes

I occasionally add dried mince garlic and dried oregano to dough for just a little extra flavor. I usually cook this in a cast iron skillet. What you grease the pan with will also change the texture of the crust. Bacon grease will add more of a crunch and a hint of bacon, while olive oil is just more on the crispy side.

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