Italian Pizza Dough


My home-made pizza dough; I make it 3 to 4 times a week.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 pizza crust


  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ cup lukewarm water

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Stir yeast and sugar into lukewarm water, using a fork. Let stand in a warm place until a creamy layer forms on top of the water, about 10 minutes.

  2. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix olive oil into flour and stir for 2 minutes. Pour yeast mixture and beaten egg into flour mixture and stir to make a stiff dough. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead until springy and smooth, about 8 minutes. Place dough into a floured bowl and cover with a piece of plastic wrap wiped with a thin film of olive oil.

  3. Let dough rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and roll out to desired shape.


Cook's Note:

To make a pizza, roll dough out into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Top with your favorite pizza ingredients and bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
6g Fat
33g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 76mg 2%

* 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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