Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe, Quick and Easy |

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Blackwell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes + 1 1/2 hours of rise time
  • Yield: 4 12-inch pizzas (approximately 48 oz. of dough)


This homemade pizza dough recipe makes fresh-from-the-oven homemade pizza a deliciously easy possibility any night of the week. NOTE: This recipe makes four 12-inch pizzas and can easily be halved.


  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water, at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cake flour (OR – measure 2 cups all-purpose flour, then replace 4 tbsp. of the flour with cornstarch. Whisk thoroughly to combine.)
  • 1 tbsp salt


  1. Add the yeast, sugar and water to the bowl of a standing mixer. Whisk together and allow to sit until the yeast is beginning to look creamy.
  2. Add the all-purpose and cake flours to the liquid. Using the dough hook, mix the dough on low speed until it comes together. Slowly sprinkle in the salt. Continue to knead until the dough is smooth and soft, about 8 minutes. It should clear the sides of the bowl but, stick slightly to the bottom. Add more water, 1 tsp at a time, if the dough appears to be too dry.
  3. Remove the dough to a bowl that’s been lightly coated in olive oil. Turn the dough around in the bowl to coat it with oil. Cover tightly and allow to rise at room temperature for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, or in the refrigerator for 6-9 hours.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into 4 pieces. Keep the remaining dough covered while working with one piece of dough at a time. *If your dough has been refrigerated, allow it to come to room temperature before shaping and baking your pizzas, about 30 minutes.

The dough is now ready to use for any kind of pizza. For tips on baking homemade pizza, see the information in the post above this recipe.

  • Category: Savory Bakes