The recipe of pizza dough is super easy to make with only a few ingredients! This pizza dough recipe can be refrigerated overnight or frozen for later.
Pizza is my family’s favorite food and we love eating it in all its forms from grilled pizza and breakfast pizza to pizza dip and pizza balls. Making the dough only takes about an hour and can even be prepared the day before.
Today I’m excited to share the recipe of pizza dough with you so that you can make it for your family.
Where is the recipe of pizza dough? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the dough, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
The Recipe Of Pizza Dough
Step One: Yeast
This is a yeast based pizza dough recipe. The most important thing is to make sure the hot water is the right temperature. If it is too hot and you’ll kill the yeast. Not hot enough and the yeast won’t activate.
Pour water that is between 110˚F-115˚F into a bowl. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the hot water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the yeast to proof (which means foam) for 5-10 minutes.
Step Two: Ingredients
Once the yeast is ready, add the olive oil, salt, and all-purpose flour to the bowl.
Step Three: Knead
Next, knead the dough until smooth and elastic. I like to use my stand mixer with the hook attachment because it makes it so easy!
But I’ve also made the recipe kneading the dough by hand and it works that way too. It just takes a little more muscle.
Step Four: Olive Oil
Remove the dough ball from the bowl. Add the olive oil and coat the sides with the oil. Return the dough to the bowl and turn to coat.
Step Five: Rise
Cove the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise in a warm draft-free place for about 1 hour.
Punch the dough down and turn out onto a floured surface.
Step Six: Ball
Form the pizza dough into a ball and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before turning it into a pizza crust.
Can You Refrigerate Pizza Dough Overnight?
To make the recipe of pizza dough in advance, follow the instructions to prepare the dough. After turning it out onto a floured surface, lightly wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
When ready to use the refrigerated pizza dough, remove it from the fridge and let it stand for 20-30 minutes before shaping into a crust.
Can You Freeze Pizza Dough?
To freeze pizza dough, follow the instructions to prepare the dough. After turning it out onto a floured surface, divide the dough into two rounds. Wrap each dough round in plastic wrap, put them in a ziptop freezer bag and place them in the freezer for up to three months.
Remove a ball of pizza dough from the freezer the day before you plan to use it so that it can thaw. Then, remove it from the fridge and let it stand for 20-30 minutes before shaping into a crust.
The Recipe Of Pizza Dough FAQs
1. Can pizza dough be made without yeast? This pizza dough needs yeast for it to rise. If you want to skip the yeast you can find my pizza dough recipe no yeast here.
2. What should I do if my pizza dough is too dry and won’t form a ball? If your pizza dough is too dry, you can add a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough comes together.
3. My pizza dough is too sticky! What should I do? If your pizza dough is too sticky, you can add more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough isn’t sticky.
Ways To Use Homemade Dough
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Take pizza night to the next level with Macaroni and Cheese Pizza. This mac ‘n cheese pizza recipe is easy to make for a fun family dinner!
Easy Pepperoni Rolls are a great appetizer! Moms like them because they are easy to make and kids will like them because they are bite-sized pizzas!
We love having these Pepperoni Calzones for dinner. This kid-friendly meal is sure to please your entire family!
Recipe of Pizza Dough
- Stir together the water, yeast, and sugar. Cover and allow the yeast to proof (or foam) for 5-10 minutes.
- Stir in olive oil, salt, and flour. Knead for 5-7 minutes with a stand mixer or until smooth and elastic.
- Remove the dough from the bowl, add the olive oil and grease the sides. Return the dough to the bowl and turn to coat. Cover and raise for 60 minutes.
- Punch down and turn out onto a floured surface. Cover lightly and rest for 5 minutes before forming crusts.
- To refrigerate pizza dough, cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Allow dough to stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before forming into crusts.
- To freeze pizza dough, divided into two dough balls, cover each tightly with plastic wrap, and place in a freezer bag. Move the dough to the fridge 24 hours before using it and then remove from fridge 20-30 minutes before forming into crusts.