Quick and Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Make Homemade Pizza

Pizza Dough Recipe from Gabe's Recipes!

This homemade pizza dough recipe is super quick and easy to make. There’s nothing better than homemade pizza, and this recipe is quick and simple, allowing anyone to make it with just a few minutes of prep time.  Perfect for weekend dinners when takeout just won’t cut it. This recipe is perfect for any home chef – from the seasoned cook to the weekend warrior. Our step-by-step instructions will teach you how to make the perfect homemade pizza dough. This guide is written so that regardless of experience, you’ll be able to make some fantastic homemade pizza.

Perfect Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

This 6-ingredient pizza dough recipe is the foundation of a great homemade pizza! One of my favorite pastimes with my closest friends is making homemade pizza, and this recipe is a staple of our pizza nights. Once you’ve tried it, you won’t be able to go back to premade pizza crusts 😊. Simply add sauce and your favorite toppings for a great meal!

Tools Needed to Make Homemade Pizza Dough
The right tools can make cooking a fun and enjoyable experience. This dish is designed to be made at home using standard cookware found on our Kitchen Essentials List. Specifically, the following items are necessary:

  • Mixing Bowls: You will need a few mixing bowls to prepare the yeast and the dough.
  • Pizza Pan, Pizza Screen, or Pizza Stone: In order to bake this pizza, you will need a pizza pan, a pizza stone, or a pizza screen.

What Goes Well With This Pizza Recipe?

For those seeking the perfect companion to this recipe, make sure to check out my homemade pizza sauce recipe here! I also recommend adding mozzarella cheese, along with your favorite toppings. Personally, I’m a fan of the classic cheese pizza.

Pizza Dough Recipe from Gabe's Recipes!

Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Make your own pizza at home with this homemade pizza recipe. Requiring only 6 ingredients, this dough doesn’t require much prep time and is ready to cook in just a few hours. Add your favorite pizza sauce and toppings for a quick meal! Make your next pizza night a big hit!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 2 Pizzas
Calories 150 kcal


Makes: 12inch round


  • In a small bowl, combine 2¼ tsp active dry yeast, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 cup water. Gently stir. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy.1
    2¼ tsp active dry yeast, 1 tsp sugar, 1 cup water
  • In a large bowl, combine 2½ cups all-purpose flour and 1 tsp salt. Slowly add 2 tbsp Olive Oil and yeast mixtures, stirring in with a wooden spoon. Mix well until a dough begins to form. The dough should have a playdough-like consistency and be slightly sticky/tacky. If needed, add additional flour until the proper consistency is achieved. Just be careful not to add too much!
    2½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Kneading the dough: Dust a work surface lightly with flour. Transfer the dough onto this work surface and knead for 7-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Lightly oil the sides of a clean bowl with olive oil. Shape the dough into a ball, and place it in the lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm area until the dough doubles in size – about 1-1.5 hours.2 & 3
  • Once the dough has risen, preheat your oven to 450.
  • Punch down the dough to release trapped air & divide into 2, equally sized portions.
  • On a lightly flowered surface, roll out each dough portion into a 12-inch circle, about ¼ inch thickness. This recipe yields 2 12-inch pizzas. Transfer the dough to a pizza stone, baking sheet, or pizza pan.
  • Add your choice of sauce, toppings, etc. I recommend using my Pizza Sauce Recipe and Mozzarella Cheese!
  • Bake in the oven at 450 until the crust is golden brown – usually about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 1 minute, then slice and enjoy!


1: The foam indicates that the yeast has been activated. Make sure the water is around 110F – too hot, and the yeast will not activate! 
2: Make sure the dough is in a warm area, but don’t leave it somewhere too hot when rising as this can cause issues with the yeast!
3: If you’re making homemade sauce, you can prepare the sauce while the dough rises! My homemade pizza sauce recipe is available for free here!

Your Notes


Serving: 40gCalories: 150kcal
Keyword Dough, Pizza
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