Everyone loves pizza, and this homemade Pizza Crust is a super easy way to make your own custom pizza at home. No need to order takeout from any of the local delivery places. Simply whip up this delicious dough in no time, and then you can top with your favorite pizza toppings.
Every good pizza crust recipe starts with a bit water, yeast, salt and flour. This is no exception, and is in fact a simple recipe that will work wonderfully for anyone. It is literally nearly impossible for this pizza crust recipe to fail. As long as you have good yeast, you have a delicious pizza crust in no time.
You can use a stand mixer to make this dough using a dough hook for kneading, or you can alternately knead this dough by hand until it is elastic and forming a ball easily. Once it has formed into a ball, you simply have to divide it in half to make enough crust for two pizzas. You don’t even have to let this dough rest! It can be used right away, and that is great for a busy mom like myself.
If you double this homemade pizza crust recipe it is enough to make 3 large sized pizzas. We use a basic tomato sauce or pesto then top with our favorite toppings. Sausage, hamburger and pepperoni are always popular, but you can also customize with grilled chicken, spinach, sundried tomatoes and a bit of feta cheese for a delicious spin that is healthier and full of amazing flavors adults will love.
I will often make a double batch and bake 2 pizzas for dinner. The third homemade pizza crust I will parbake, cool and wrap in saran wrap to freeze for a meal later. To use the frozen crust I will pull it out of the freezer and top and bake as normal adding an additional 5-10 minutes.
Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 package yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 cups flour
Combine yeast and warm water. Let sit for 1 minute.
Add salt and flour and mix.
Knead until elastic or with a kitchen aid until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
Let rest 15-30 minutes in a warm draft free location. I usually shoot for 20 minutes.