Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

Sofia Ayala, Writer/Editor

Homemade pizza dough is really easy and simple to make and can be used for many different dishes such as Pizza, Calzones, Cinimonrolls, and more. This is a recipe my family uses to make a fluffy, rising pizza dough, that you can learn how to make too. I have personally used this recipe several times to make Calzones and Pizza dough and would highly recommend it.

Servings: 8 slices (1 large pizza)


  • 1 ½ cups of warm water
  • 2 packets active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl and drizzling
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for work surface


  1. Pour the water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, oil, and salt. Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  2. Lightly brush another large bowl with a little olive oil. Place dough inside and drizzle a little oil over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 500-550 degrees. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times, forming into a round. Let rest for about 10 more minutes.
  4. If using dough for pizza, use or store as-is for 1 large pizza, or divide into 4 equal portions for individual pizzas. Then cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown.