Basic Pizza Dough


Basic pizza dough recipe. With a few ingredients and a couple of hours you'll be 'da bomb' and the whole family will forget about that local pizza joint down the block!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
2 12-inch pizza crusts


  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package rapid-rise yeast

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup bread flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water about 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

  2. Whisk together all-purpose flour, bread flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour in canola oil, olive oil, and warm yeast mixture. Mix on low speed using the dough hook until dough comes together and pulls away from the bowl. Increase mixing speed to medium-high; let knead for 10 minutes.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and form into a ball. Place dough ball into a bowl that's been brushed or sprayed with oil; cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rise for 1 hour.

  4. Place dough onto a lightly floured work surface and punch down. Divide dough in 1/2 and form into 2 balls. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for an additional 45 minutes.

  5. Place each dough ball on a lightly floured work surface and form into a 12-inch round pizza crust.

  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Top pizzas as desired.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 18 to 24 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Adding dried herbs to the dough is always an option and will certainly knock it up a few rungs on the flavor ladder!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
2g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 33mg 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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