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Homemade Pizza Dough

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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword pizza dough
Prep Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 44 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 323 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 and 1/2 cup warm tap water
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp active dry yeast I used Red Star Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • oil for greasing pans
  • cornmeal for dusting pans


  1. Place water and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Sprinkle yeast over the water and stir few times. Let sit until foamy ( about 5 minutes).
  3. Add 2 cups of flour and salt. Mix in with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. Add oil and mix well.
  5. Add third cup of flour and stir it in with a wooden spoon.
  6. Place dough onto a floured surface and knead it the last cup of flour.
  7. Knead the dough until smooth and no longer sticky. It should be smooth.
  8. Place the dough into a oiled large bowl, cover with a kitchen towel.
  9. Place in a warm and draft-free place until doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  10. In the meantime, prep the pizza pans by lightly greasing them and sprinkling with cornmeal.
  11. Punch the dough down. Transfer back onto the floured surface. Smooth out into a ball.
  12. Divide into two equal pieces.
  13. Roll out one piece into a circle, about the same size as your pizza pan. Place on the pizza pan, stretching the sides.
  14. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F.
  15. Place the pizza dough in the oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  16. Brush the sides of the pizza with melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of cornmeal.
  17. Top with toppings and bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe makes 2 large pizzas or 3 thin-crust pizzas.
  • The calorie count is an estimate. I use MyFitnesPal app. 
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pizza Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.