Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe

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.

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. - Teaspoon Of Goodness

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.

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. - Teaspoon Of Goodness

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.

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. - Teaspoon Of Goodness

Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe

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Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe
 
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!
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package yeast or 2¼ teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Combine yeast and warm water. Let sit for 1 minute.
  2. Add salt and flour and mix.
  3. Knead until elastic or with a kitchen aid until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
  4. Let rest 15-30 minutes in a warm draft free location. I usually shoot for 20 minutes.

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. - Teaspoon Of Goodness

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Comments

  1. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg I’m Definitely going to have to give this a try!!!! One thing missing in my cooking game is a good pizza crust!

  2. says

    Looks convincing enough to try – I usually fail at anything involving yeast. How long do you bake your pizzas? I have a new combi oven so this will be my next cooking adventure.

    • Brandy says

      Terri –
      I generally parbake them untopped for 5 minutes and then I pull them out and top them. I will then bake about another 15. We don’t often have a lot of toppings on them so if you really load them up it might take a bit longer.

  3. says

    I want to master pizza crust so badly! We don’t have any decent pizza places where I live, and we love pizza. I’m going to try this one, for sure…looks easy enough. Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Andrea says

    Are you using quick-rise yeast? Proofing on regular yeast usually takes longer for me, but I’ve never used quick-rise, so just wanted to make sure I had the right ingredient. Thanks!

    • Brandy says

      Andrea-
      I use regular yeast in this recipe. I know that’s far from the normal proofing time but it seems to work out. This recipe is my grandma’s original no rise/no proof dough (which works as well if you’re in a hurry) but I find just a minute or two of proofing and a short raise time makes it more light.

  5. says

    I’ve been wanting to start making our own pizzas, and I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  6. Christina says

    At what temp do you parbake/bake your pizza. I have dough resting and waiting for its yummy toppings :)
    Thank You!

    • Brandy says

      Christina-
      I usually parbake my crusts at 400 – 425 for 5 minutes and then top them and finish baking them at the same temp.

  7. Chris says

    Will have to try this! I always loved making my own pizza but I usually opt for the dough prepared at the grocery store. This will definitely help! Thanks so much!

    • Brandy says

      Tina –
      I usually parbake them for about 5 minutes. Then I let them cool completely and wrap well with saran wrap or a large Ziploc bag.

    • Brandy says

      Deanna –
      I’ve done it both ways but the way that seems to work best for my family is the freeze them without toppings. I have topped them with sauce, meat and cheese though and froze them. Anything with a lot of moisture would not freeze well.

  8. Kaley says

    I thought for sure this recipe was too easy to be true but I gave it a whirl anyway. THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! Holy buckets have I been making it way too complicated. One batch made two good sized pizzas and the flavor/texture is fantastic! Can’t believe I could knead, proof and have in the oven within a half hour. Mind blown. :)

  9. Chelsea says

    I love this dough! It is so simple and fast for me to make. The only thing i would change is letting the yeast sit in the water longer to dissolve, otherwise it has a very strong smell after you cook it. Otherwise, this is my go to recipe!

    • Brandy says

      So glad to hear Chelsea! I like the tip of letting the yeast sit longer and might try that on our next pizza night.

    • Brandy says

      Nikkie –
      I have not tried it but I think you could and then just let it come up to room temperature for a few minutes. I have frozen them without an issue!

    • Brandy says

      Amy-
      I generally parbake them untopped for 5 minutes and then I pull them out and top them. I will then bake about another 15. We don’t often have a lot of toppings on them so if you really load them up it might take a bit longer.

  10. Bev says

    My granddaughters and I made individual pizzas
    last night for New Years Eve and it was a success…they loved it !!!

  11. Mallory says

    Hey I was wondering with this recipe would u parbake it if you stuffed the crust with cheese meaning pinch the sides of the pan and put cheese and fold the dough over would u still par bake it or how would u suggest to do it? :) love a cheesy crust!

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