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easy pizza dough recipe

Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

  • Author: Nick K
  • Yield: 4 pizza doughs


  1. All purpose flour, 4 cups
  2. Instant yeast, 2 1/4 tsp
  3. Salt, 1 1/2 tsp
  4. Sugar, 3 tsp
  5. Olive oil, 4 tbsp
  6. Warm water, 1 1/2 cups


  1. Combine half the flour (2 cups) with all the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl.
  2. Run it on the lowest speed or stir by hand making sure all the ingredients are very well mixed
  3. Add the warm water and olive oil and keep stirring on the lowest speed.
  4. Add the remaining flour (2 cups) gradually just a little at a time as you continue to stir on the lowest setting.
  5. You may need to add more flour or a little olive oil if you notice the dough sticking to the bowl. 
  6. Stop stirring when the dough reaches an elastic consistency and starts to pull a way from the sides of the mixer bowl.
  7. Use a pastry brush to coat a large bowl with olive oil all over including the sides.
  8. Remove the dough from the mixer and form it into a ball.
  9. Place it in the oiled bowl and cover very tightly with plastic wrap.
  10. Throw a towel over it and let is sit in a warm place to rise until it doubles in size. This could take a while so be patient. Most of the times, we’re talking about 50 minutes for this specific recipe to rise and double in size.
  11. Finally, uncover the bowl and deflate the dough with your hand.
  12. Sprinkle some flour on the countertop and move the dough there. Knead it gently for just a few seconds with your hands into a form that you are comfortable dividing into 4 equal pieces.
  13. Cut with a knife or separate by hand into 4 equal parts.
  14. Use whatever you need right way. Cover what you are going to refrigerate or freeze in plastic wrap.


  1. The dough will continue to rise in the fridge.
  2. Double up on the plastic wrap to ensure the dough does not pierce through it. In addition to the plastic wrap, I also like to wrap them in a towel as well before storing in the fridge.

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