This quick pizza dough is so easy to make. Use this dough for your homemade pizza or pizza rollups. It bakes ups so toasty and chewy. It’s a fast and yummy recipe that you will use again and again.
There is something so magical about making pizza at home. Even though we eat pizza A LOT in our home, whenever we have homemade pizza, my kids get so excited! We like to make individual sized pizzas and let everyone create their own. When I can get my kids involved in making dinner, I call it a major win! Everyone is happy!
This pizza dough is so easy to make and really, it tastes just like a restaurant style pizza!
Start by preheating your oven with your baking stone. If you don’t have a baking stone, not to worry! Bake your pizza on a baking sheet lined with parchment and sprinkled with cornmeal. It will still taste amazing!
In a stand mixer, combine all of your dough ingredients. Knead it on low for 3 minutes and let it rest while you get your ingredients and baking materials prepped. There is no rise time for this dough, but giving it these few minutes to rest will help relax the dough and make it easier to roll out.
Divide the dough into three equal pieces and round in dough balls. Flour your work surface and roll one ball out to about a 10 inch circle. Sprinkle your pizza peel with cornmeal and place the rolled out dough on the prepared pizza peel.
Brush olive oil onto the dough. This will keep the dough from getting soggy from the toppings. Add on the sauce and toppings. Pile on your favorites here! We love using fresh basil leaves from our garden!
Cooking these pizzas on a baking stone makes a big difference here. It really comes out tasting like it’s been cooked in a brick oven!
Using the pizza peel, quickly release that pizza onto the baking stone. Bake until toasty and golden, about 10 minutes.
With no rise time and super easy mixing, this is one fast and delicious meal! I know you will LOVE this homemade pizza dough and you’ll soon be having many more pizza nights at home!
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This quick pizza dough is so easy to make. Use this dough for your homemade pizza or pizza rollups. It bakes up so toasty and chewy. It’s a fast and yummy recipe that you will use again and again. Easy to freeze and use for future meals!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 3 pizza crusts 1x
- Category: dinner
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: Italian
- 2 ½ – 3 cups flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 Tablespoon instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
Preparing the pizza:
- 1/2 cup cornmeal for dusting the pizza peel
- 1/4 cup olive oil for brushing onto the dough before topping
- Preheat oven to 450°F. If using baking stone, preheat stone in oven. Sprinkle cornmeal onto pizza peel.
- Combine all the dough ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Knead on low for 3 minutes, making sure the dough is cleaning the sides of the bowl.
- Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Gather together all of your toppings.
- Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll into pizza shape, about 10 inches.
- Place dough on the prepared pizza peel.
- Brush olive oil onto dough. This will prevent the pizza from getting soggy from the toppings and it will give it a rich, Italian flavor.
- Top with your favorite pizza toppings.
- Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes. Remove from baking stone, slice up and serve.
- Baking stones really make a big difference with homemade pizza. It really gives you that brick oven taste and texture. If you don’t have a baking stone, use a baking sheet lined with parchment and sprinkled with cornmeal.
- I prefer to use instant yeast because you can simply add it to your ingredients without having to activate it. However, you can substitute instant yeast for active yeast. You will need to sprinkle it in 1/4 cup warm water and let it bubble up. This activates the yeast.
- Freeze pizza dough in a freezer bag for future use. When using frozen dough, put it in the refrigerator to thaw the night before you want to use it. Roll it out and bake as normal.
- Make individual size pizzas. This recipe will yield 6 individual size pizzas.