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Pizza Dough

This makes about 1 pound of foolproof, delicious pizza dough. You can easily double or triple this recipe and refrigerate or freeze dough for a later time.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 1 pound


  • 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water 105°-110°F
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • I use a stand mixer for this recipe, but you can just as easily do this by hand.
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water. I combine the two in my stand mixer and mix with dough hook until dissolved.
  • Add in flour, salt and sugar. Using mixer & dough hook knead for about 5 minutes. Dough should be smooth and elastic and not overly sticky. If kneading by hand - knead dough for about 5-8 minutes.
  • Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm, draft free spot for about an hour and a half. The dough should almost double in size.
  • Use immediately or refrigerate until needed.