Homemade Pizza Dough

The best pizza is nothing without the best dough. Our simple and delicious homemade pizza dough recipe is the perfect place to start.

By Yankee Magazine

Aug 12 2016

Pizza with Five Onions and Wild Mushrooms

Pizza with Five Onions and Wild Mushrooms

Photo Credit : Keller + Keller


1 pound


3/4 cup warm water
1 envelope active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups flour, plus extra for surfaces
3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing


In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand about 5 minutes.

In the bowl of a standing mixer with dough hook, combine flour and salt. Add oil and yeast mixture and mix until a sticky dough ball comes together.

Oil a large bowl. Transfer dough to a floured work surface and knead about 1 minute. If dough is too sticky to work with, dust with more flour. Transfer dough to oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

Let dough rise in a draft-free area until doubled in volume, about one hour (or overnight in your refrigerator). Then punch dough down and roll out according to recipe.