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uncooked ball of pizza crust dough with basil leaves , pizza sauce, and olive oil in background

Homemade Pizza Dough

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza dough, vegan pizza
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Cook with toppings: 7 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
So easy to make with a few simple ingredients, this homemade pizza dough makes the perfect base for your plant-based pizzas and flat breads. You'll never want to buy pre-made pizza crust again! 
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  • mixing bowl and mixer with dough hook


  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil more for brushing on crust (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 450°
  • Mix yeast and sugar into warm water until mixed and frothy. Set aside for five minutes.
  • Measure the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and mix togther.
  • After about five minutes the yeast will have started to form a thick foam on top. Add the olive oil and gently stir to mix.
  • Pour the yeast/oil mixture into the flour/salt mixture.
  • Beat on high with your mixer's dough hook attachment until the liquid has been incorporated. The dough should be sightly sticky.
  • Turn out onto a floured or non-stick surface (preferred). Knead for a few minutes as you are forming the dough into a ball. You should be able to gently poke to dough and have it begin to bounce back.
  • Cover the dough ball and let rest for twenty minutes.
  • Roll into the shape you'd like, poke holes around the center of the rolled pizza with a fork.
  • Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. the dough will have started to turn a light tan color.
  • Take out of the oven and add your toppings of choice. (Optional) Brush the outside of the crust with oilive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Put back in the oven and bake for about 5-7 minutes until toppins are cooked as desired and the crust is as brown as you'd like.


If you don't have a mixer with a dough attachment then I recommend mixing by hand. You might burn out a regular hand mixer. 


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg