Master Pizza Dough


Make pizza dough with rapid-rise yeast instead of buying pre-made dough at the grocery store. It's quick and easy to make from scratch, and it tastes better too.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast*

  • 1 cup very warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Combine 2 cups flour, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in very warm water and oil until combined, then stir in just enough of remaining 1/2 cup flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, 4 to 6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

To Use:

This dough will fit any of the following pan sizes: 10x15-inch pan, 9x13-inch pan, 14-inch round pizza pan, or two 9-inch deep-dish pizza pans. For individual pizzas, shape dough into six to eight 7-inch-diameter rounds.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly oil your selected pan(s) and sprinkle with cornmeal. Shape dough into a smooth ball, then divide (if necessary) and roll to fit pan(s). Top pizza as desired. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, 20 to 30 minutes; baking time will depend on the size and thickness of the crust and the amount of toppings.


Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough: Add 2 teaspoons sweet basil, oregano, or rosemary and 1 clove minced garlic in Step 1.

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 (per serving)

235 Calories
5g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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