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Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

This is a basic recipe for pizza dough. Use it as a starting point to experiment with different flours and techniques.
Prep Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pizza dough, pizza dough recipe
Servings: 2 Pizza Dough


  • 3-4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1-1.5 cup water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Put all the ingredients in a mixer like the Kitchen Aid mixer and mix until dough is formed. The dough should be too dry and not too wet. You can adjust by adding more water or flour to achieve the right feel. Take out of the mixer and knead by hand for 10 minutes.
  • Oil a bowl and place dough in the bowl covered with a damp towel or cling wrap. Let rise in bowl for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours the dough is ready to use. Take out and split dough into 2. Shape the dough into a round and press down with fingers to make desired thickness.
  • Add your desired toppings and bake at 500°F. Should be around 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. Enjoy!