The recipe of a pizza dough is easy to make with only a few ingredients! This pizza dough recipe can be refrigerated overnight or frozen.
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 a pizza dough with you so that you can make it for your family.
The Recipe Of Pizza A Dough
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 (use a thermometer to check the temperature) 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.
Once the yeast is ready, add the olive oil, salt, and all-purpose flour to the bowl.
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.
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.
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.
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 it into a crust.
Recipe Of Pizza A Dough FAQs
The secret to a good pizza dough is simply making it from scratch with fresh ingredients. Check the date on your yeast as well as your flour. And make sure you use the right water temperature to activate the yeast.
Although this recipe of a pizza dough calls for yeast, it is possible to make it without yeast. You can find my pizza dough recipe no yeast here.
If your pizza dough is too dry, you can add a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough comes together.
If your pizza dough is too sticky, you can add more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough isn’t sticky.
Pizza dough is more firm and less sticky than regular dough. It also has less sugar than other doughs and contains no milk and no eggs.
Ways To Use Homemade Dough
This Stone Grilled Pizza recipe is the perfect way to get that crispy pizzeria crust while keeping the heat outside! Grilled pizza is a family favorite.
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!
We love to have our Pizza Grilled! It’s so easy to make pizza on the grill and is perfect for families because everyone can add their favorite toppings.