Homemade Pizza Dough

Quick pizza dough that’s completely homemade?! Now we are talking. This easy pizza crust recipe is one for any time, any day of the week, and you don’t even have to plan ahead! Our quick rise pizza dough uses rapid-acting yeast and all-purpose flour, basic ingredients that make a classic, delicious and quick pizza crust!

All-purpose flour Sugar Salt Quick-Rise Instant yeast Water Olive oil


Preheat the oven to 450°F if you plan to bake a pizza. Combine 4 cups of flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a mixing bowl and whisk together. 

Step One

Add the water and olive oil. Mix until blended. If it is too wet, gradually add enough flour to make a soft dough. The dough should be slightly sticky.

Step Two

Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Let the dough rest on the counter for 10 to 15 minutes. 

Step Three

Divide the dough into two balls. At this point, you can either freeze the dough or prep it for a pizza. 

Step Four

To freeze: Coat each ball of dough in some olive oil. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap then slide it into a zipper-seal bag. Squeeze all the air out of the bag then freeze if for up to 3 months. 

Step Five

To bake: Roll the balls of dough into 10 to 12” circles and place them on a sheet of parchment paper. Form a rim around the pizza dough by rolling the edges in and pinching. 

Step Six

Spread pizza sauce on the dough and add your desired toppings. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. 

Step Seven

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