It's easy and fast to make your own pizza crust from scratch, and it tastes homemade, too.

By Fleischmann's Yeast

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 14-inch thick crust pizza or 2 12-inch thin crust
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, and salt. Stir very warm water and olive oil into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.

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  • Lightly oil 1 (14-inch) or 2 (12-inch) round pizza pan(s).** Sprinkle with cornmeal. Shape dough into smooth ball. Divide and roll dough to fit desired pan(s). Top pizza as desired.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until done. Baking time depends on size and thickness of crust and selected toppings.

Tips

*To use Fleischmann's(R) Active Dry Yeast: Use 1 package active dry yeast, 1 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F) and flour, salt and oil listed above. Place 1/4 cup of the warm water in large warm bowl. Sprinkle with yeast; stir until dissolved. Add remaining water, salt, oil and 2 cups all-purpose flour; stir well. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.

Knead as directed. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 to 60 minutes. Punch dough down. Remove dough to lightly floured surface. Shape, top and bake as desired.

**Master Pizza Dough fits the following pans: 1 (15 x 10-inch) baking pan, 1 (13 x 9-inch) baking pan, 1 (14-inch) or 2 (9-inch) deep-dish pan(s). For individual pizzas, shape dough into 6 or 8 (7-inch) rounds and place on 2 greased baking sheets.

Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough: add 2 teaspoons Spice Islands(R) Sweet Basil, Oregano (leaves), or Rosemary and 1 clove finely minced garlic along with dry ingredients.

Cornmeal Pizza Dough: Replace 1/2 cup all-purpose flour with cornmeal.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough: Replace 1 cup all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 5g 8% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 293mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Excellent crust! It was very soft and easy to roll out but nice and chewy once cooked. I used the footnote also for the dry active yeast. I've also now made the recipe as written with the Rapid Rise yeast twice and it's so easy and delicious. Since the price is the same for dry active and rapid rise I'm now buying the rapid rise. I also made 2 batches last time and used one for breadsticks by pressing the dough into a small cookie sheet pan scoring with a pizza cutter and brushing on olive oil dried oregano and basil garlic powder and salt and pepper. I baked them for about 20 minutes at 400 and they were delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/08/2012
boring Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Excellent crust! It was very soft and easy to roll out but nice and chewy once cooked. I used the footnote also for the dry active yeast. I've also now made the recipe as written with the Rapid Rise yeast twice and it's so easy and delicious. Since the price is the same for dry active and rapid rise I'm now buying the rapid rise. I also made 2 batches last time and used one for breadsticks by pressing the dough into a small cookie sheet pan scoring with a pizza cutter and brushing on olive oil dried oregano and basil garlic powder and salt and pepper. I baked them for about 20 minutes at 400 and they were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
I could not believe how wonderful this dough turned out. My husband's family has made pizza every Saturday night for decades. It usually takes between 2-2 1/2 hrs to complete a pizza. It's always delicious but sometimes you need pizza faster! So I threw my hand in with this dough and it was so yummy. Crunch on the outside soft in the middle. Make my own pizza sauce put some garlic salt and parmesan cheese around the crust and VOILA! Very good! Will use often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
No complaints here. I made this recipe in my Kitchen Aid using the bread hook to knead the dough. I did not use the cornmeal only because I forgot. I spread half the dough out onto my cookie baking sheet (for a thin crust) and prebaked it for 5 minutes before topping it. My boys ate two pieces each in less than five minutes. I would say it was a hit! Next time I'll try the garlic herb version. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
For a very basic dough that's easy to make and extremely soft after baking you're definitely in the right place. I found however that just the plain dough was a little too ordinary so I spiced it up a bit and added some minced garlic basil and a little bit more salt when the dough was being made. After I put it in the pan and had all the toppings on it I brushed the crust with some melted butter and sprinkled garlic powder and Parmesan cheese before putting it into the oven. Amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2009
I had never made pizza before so I decided to try out this particular recipe. It came out absolutely delicous!! The dough tasted amazing and was crunchy on the outside soft on the inside!! me and my boyfriend loved it. Will make it plenty of times more. For sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2012
this is the only pizza dough recipe I'm using now the crust is chewy in the middle and crispy from the outside. the only change I make is to let the dough rise for 30 min I use air bake pizza pan which makes the bottom crispy but in my oven it take only 15 mins. try it with " Exquisite Pizza Sauce" recipe from this site it's my favorite one. if U make pizza and bread more frequently like me try to buy the rapid yeast from a whole club sale like Sam's club Costco and Smart and final it's a large package but it's way cheaper just keep it in the fridge after opening. one envelope of yeast= 2 1/8 teaspoon of yeast from the large package. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2010
A truly wonderful crust! This is the only crust recipe I have come across that has tasted anything like a restaurants! I added garlic and butter to the crust before baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2011
I love this recipe. I have done "lots" of stuff to the dough ie additions like minced fresh garlic roasted garlic herbs you name it- it takes it all and is always consistent. I found with my oven the cheese would start to brown before the crust was done so now I sauce and top the pizza (9x13 deep dish style on parchment paper) bake for 15 min remove add the cheese and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese all melted. PERFECTION!!!! I don't even have to look up this recipe its committed to memory- so easy and so good. If your looking for a pizza dough recipe try this one. You'll be very happy with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2010
I have been looking at this recipe for a very long time. I made it for my famliy last night and they love it. To me the ture test of a good pizza is the next day cold. And this pizza is great hot or cold. Try it!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/08/2012
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