Super Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

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Let’s all make a promise not to buy pizza dough anymore, okay? It’s just too easy to make at home, and you can even make it in advance and freeze it for later. Just save the $4 or whatever they charge for the pre-made stuff and treat yourself to a latte or good chocolate bar or something.

This is a yeast pizza dough that rolls out really thin and puffs beautifully. We’ve baked it in the oven on a pizza stone for an extra crispy crust, baked it on the grill, and even used it as a wrapping for my stuffed breakfast bundt. It’s so versatile and requires next to no kneading and very minimal resting time.

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If you have a large food processor like this one, the dough is even easier to make. I have one like this and use it to make the pizza dough instead of one of the stand mixers. It’s just easier, and since it kneads the dough as it’s mixing there’s just less mess. I also think that the blades cutting the dough are what contributes to the final texture.

Super easy make-ahead pizza dough using your food processor! Recipe on

This recipe makes for two medium standard-crust pizzas (about 14″) or one large pizza. If you prefer a thicker crust, I wouldn’t split the dough in two, and might even double it if you’re looking for an extra large thick crust. It’s really good and rises just the right amount for a delivery-style crust, which has always been so difficult for me to find until I came across this recipe. Enjoy!

Super Easy Pizza Dough Recipe
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 medium pizza crusts (about 4 servings each)
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose or bread flour
  • 2½ tsp yeast
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ⅓ c olive oil
  • 1 c warm water
  1. Pulse together the dry ingredients in your food processor until combined. Combine the olive oil and warm water.
  2. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the wet ingredients until a shaggy dough forms. You'll want to run the food processor about 2-3 minutes until the dough forms a smooth ball. If you have some dry ingredients not being incorporated, stop the processor and scrape the sides with a spatula. The dough should be a smooth, not too sticky ball.
  3. Transfer to a floured surface and shape into a large rectangle, using your fingers to make little indentations throughout. Fold it in thirds by folding in one side and then the other. Cover in plastic wrap and allow to rest 20 minutes.
  4. Cut the dough in half and form into two balls. To freeze, wrap well in plastic wrap and place in your freezer. Put into the refrigerator the morning you decide to bake it. Be sure to let it sit on the counter 15-20 minutes after thawing to come to room temperature.
  5. If you're baking immediately, preheat the oven to 500 F (see notes) and use your hands to gently press the dough into a circle. Top as desired and then gently slide onto your hot baking stone or baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes until the crust is baked through and cheese is melted and bubbling.
Adapted from NY Times Quick Pizza Dough

- Be sure to check the safe oven temperatures for your pizza stone or baking sheet. You can absolutely bake this at a lower temperature, we do so on our grill, just add 10-15 minutes to the baking time. It still turns out beautifully.

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10 Comments on Super Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

  1. Hillary Reeves
    February 27, 2016 at 9:21 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh boy I cannot ever bring myself to make pizza at home. The blessing/curse of the New York dollar slice? Saving this recipe, though. On my resolution list!!

  2. Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
    February 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm (1 year ago)

    I have ALWAYS wanted to try making my own pizza from scratch. And I would love to try this recipe — I’m thinking my kids and I would have a ball making up our own pizzas 🙂

  3. Whitney @ That Square Plate
    February 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Never thought of using the food processor instead of my mixer — AWESOME! I love pizzas on homemade dough! Will refer back next time I wanna make some good pizza dough, this looks perfect 🙂

    • The Godmother
      February 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm (1 year ago)

      The food processor cuts the dough a bit better and prevents over-working, which is awful for pizza dough. 😉 Enjoy!

  4. Whitney
    February 21, 2016 at 6:41 pm (1 year ago)

    I don’t ever make my own pizza dough, but I do buy it fresh from the grocer. I have lots of trouble spreading it out, though. It always bounces back. But I LOVE homemade pizza.

    • The Godmother
      February 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm (1 year ago)

      When it bounces back, it means the gluten hasn’t relaxed enough. Let it sit another 10 minutes and then try again. 🙂

  5. Byron Thomas
    February 21, 2016 at 7:09 am (1 year ago)

    Pizza is in our weekly rotation simply because it’s so easy to make a vegetarian version that’s completely delicious for the both of us. I always buy premade dough, but I wouldn’t mind trying this at all. I love the fact that you added the oregano to the dough. That sounds delightful! I’m from the oregano camp – not a basil lover at all. Whenever we make pizzas at home, I use the oregano on mine, and John uses the basil on his. 🙂

    • The Godmother
      February 22, 2016 at 2:25 pm (1 year ago)

      I love basil, lots, but when it comes to pizza, I’m in the oregano camp too.

  6. Tara
    September 9, 2015 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

    We love making pizza. We plan on starting a tradition that on christmas eve everyone makes their own personal pizza for dinner, and it must be consumed in front of the fire while watching Christmas movies!

    • The Godmother
      September 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s such a sweet idea!


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