Pizza Dough Recipe

I use this dough recipe to make pizza, calzones, rolls, bread sticks, and more.  It really is a universal dough recipe that is quick and easy to make.  This is also a great recipe to get your kids help with.  My son loves adding the ingredients, and then later making his own pizza or calzone.



  • 1 3/4 c warm water
  • 1 T yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4-5 c bread flour



In a bowl or 2 cup measuring glass, add the yeast and sugar to the warm water.  Wait till the yeast becomes active and begins to bloom/create bubbles.  Then, add the extra virgin olive oil.


While the yeast is activating, combine 1 cup of bread flour and salt together in your mixer.  Once yeast has “bloomed” add the yeast and water mixture to the flour and mix.  I use the attachment pictured above for my Kitchen Aid mixer to start with.


Continue adding flour 1 cup at a time until the dough becomes sticky.  At this point I change out the paddle attachment and use the dough hook attachment. Then, I continue to add more flour 1 cup at a time.


Once the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl, and when you touch the dough it is a tiny bit sticky, but doesn’t really stick to your finger, you will no longer need to add flour.  If you don’t have a mixer,  add flour and kneed the dough by hand until it comes together to form a dough ball.


Form the dough into a ball, place in a oiled bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm area until doubled in size.  Once the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down, and it is ready to use! 

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