Pizza Dough

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!

  • Author: thatbreadlady
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 pizza crusts 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Italian




  • 2 ½3 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


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. If using baking stone, preheat stone in oven. Sprinkle cornmeal onto pizza peel.
  2. 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.
  3. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. 
  4. Gather together all of your toppings.
  5. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll into pizza shape, about 10 inches.
  6. Place dough on the prepared pizza peel.
  7. 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.
  8. Top with your favorite pizza toppings.
  9. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes. Remove from baking stone, slice up and serve.


  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Make individual size pizzas. This recipe will yield 6 individual size pizzas.