Easy No Fail Pizza Dough

I first discovered this pizza dough when planning to make heart shaped pizzas for Valentines Day. The heart shapes didn’t work out, but the dough did and this recipe became a staple. It’s the only pizza dough recipe I’ll use.


Now you don’t have to use this dough exclusively for pizza. You can make calzones, pizza bread, garlic knots and even cheater focaccia with this dough. One day I’ll share the many ways I use it.


Have you made pizza dough from scratch before?

Serves: 2 12 inch Rounds


  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons Dry Active Yeast (1 standard packet)
  • 1 and 1/3 cups Warm Water
  • 3 and 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon White Sugar


Combine warm water, yeast and sugar together in the bowl of your stand mixed with the dough hook attached. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until the yeast becomes foamy. If your yeast doesn’t foam it is dead and you will need to get new yeast.

Add flour, olive oil and salt. Mix on low until just combined. Once the ingredients are combined kneed the dough on medium speed for 7 minutes. Once complete the dough will been smooth and elastic.

Place the dough in a bowl coated with olive oil and cover with a tea towel. Place dough in a warm spot and allow to rise for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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