clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon
Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza Dough

  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Ball of Dough 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


A recipe for Homemade Pizza Dough that you can use for a variety of pizzas.



Makes 2 thin pizza crust

2 cups tipo “00” flour (250 grams)

3/4 cup lukewarm water

Optional: 1/4 cup room-temp water (if dough is too dry add water a little at a time until you get to a slightly sticky consistency)

1 packet of Active Dry Yeast

1 tsp Fine Sea Salt

1/2 tsp Granulated Sugar


Pre-heat oven an hour at maximum temperature prior to making pizzas, typically 450°F to 500 °F  degrees.

  1. Add the yeast into a small bowl and sprinkle with sugar, add 3/4 cup of lukewarm water and stir to dissolve the yeast and the sugar. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm spot for 30 min.
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl, then make a well in the center. Pour the yeast mixture, salt, and the yeast mixture (little at a time) in the center.
  3. Knead everything into a smooth silky dough that you shape into a ball.
  4. Dust the ball with a little flour, cover and set aside in a warm place to rise for an hour.
  5. Once it rises dust with a little flour and roll into a ball and let it rise again for about 30 minutes.
  6. After it rises the second time roll into a ball again.
  7. Store in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days for a less yeasty crust.  Or if you need the dough the same day you can use the dough after the 2nd rise.
  8. Remove dough from fridge 2 hours prior to making pizza so that the dough is at room temperature.
  9. Knead the ball of dough, then shape into a disc using your hands.
  10. Add your toppings: Margherita Pizza Recipe
  11. Bake on a stone or steel tray in a pre-heated oven 450°F to 500 °F  (or as hot as you can get it) for 5-6 minutes.


Bake for 3 min, take out of the oven and add the cheese and bake for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Keywords: Homemade Pizza Dough