How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

Pizza is a classic and beloved dish that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. While it’s easy to pick up the phone and order a pizza from your local restaurant, making homemade pizza dough can be a fun and rewarding experience. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of making delicious homemade pizza dough from scratch.


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water (110°F)
  • 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add the olive oil and warm water to the bowl, and mix until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for about 5-10 minutes, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a clean towel, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about an hour, or until it doubles in size.
  5. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and divide it into two equal parts. Roll each part into a ball and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball of dough into a circle that is about 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Place the dough onto a lightly oiled pizza pan or baking sheet.
  9. Add your desired toppings (e.g. tomato sauce, cheese, vegetables, meats) to the pizza.
  10. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  11. Remove the pizza from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and slice it up to serve.

Enjoy your homemade pizza!

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