Easy Pizza Dough

Makes enough dough for two 12" pizzas


  • 1 cup warm water (105-115ยบ F)
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • extra flour, for dusting

Special Equipment

  • plastic wrap
  • dough/pastry scraper


Activate Yeast

  1. Pour 1 cup of warm water into a small bowl and stir in yeast
  2. Let stand until yeast dissolves, 5-10 minutes

Combine Ingredients

  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, salt, sugar and yeast mixture, stir well to combine. Stir with a fork until dough forms a sticky ball
  2. Transfer to a lightly floured surface. Knead dough until smooth, about 5-10 minutes, adding more flour if dough is very sticky
  3. Transfer to a bowl coated with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area until dough doubles in volume, about 1 hour
  4. Punch down dough and divide into 2 pieces, then roll into dough balls
  5. Dough is now ready to roll out to make two 12" pizzas.  [Dough can be made 1 day ahead, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator]

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