Homemade Pizza Dough

This homemade pizza dough is easy AND delicious. You’ll want to ditch delivery and have a pizza making night with your family with this simple and soft pizza dough recipe that everyone loves.

BEST Pizza Dough Recipe

Homemade pizza is one of our family’s FAVORITE meals to make together. It’s also so much fun to make with other families or friends. All you’ll need is:


  • cheese – we love mozzarella best
  • sauce
  • toppings – pepperoni, chicken, sausage, veggies (olives, peppers, etc), pineapple, and more

Then make THIS homemade pizza dough for the world’s most perfect delicious at-home pizza. The smell of fresh pizza when it’s cooking in the oven is pure heaven. All that melty cheese and tasty toppings cooking together on top of a soft and crispy dough.

How to Make Pizza Dough

You’ll never believe how easy it is to make your own pizza dough. You need almost no ingredients. Like 6 ingredients- and one is water so that practically doesn’t count. And don’t be afraid of yeast! I swear it’s more simple than you think. Say it with me: You can do it!

Combine your water, yeast, and sugar and let it sit for a couple minutes. You’ll need WARM water. Not too hot, not too cold. Kind of like a warm bath. Remember that! This will make your yeast perfect for the dough. Add the salt and oil to the yeast mixture. Then add your flour a cup at a time until it’s formed a sticky dough. Knead  your dough on a counter or in a mixer for 8 minutes. The dough should no longer be sticky.

This recipe makes four 14-inch pizza crusts! Bonus!! So divide the dour into four parts. You can freeze the dough or roll it out into a large pizza circle. (I love to have a couple of frozen pizza doughs on hand when we want an impromptu pizza night.) Top the dough with your favorite sauces and toppings (the best part!).

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees on and bake on a greased cookie sheet or pizza stone for 8-12 minutes.


Easy Pizza Dough

Are you dying at how easy this sounds?? And how amazing it looks? We love that this pizza dough recipe is fail proof. and so simple. You’ll want to make this recipe at least once a week (it’s that good). My kids are always begging to make homemade pizza. Say see ya later to frozen pizza and delivery, and enjoy making a pizza filled with love alongside your family and friends. Everyone will LOVE these homemade pizzas! Pinky promise!

I hope you give this easy pizza dough a try. Invite all of your friends over of a summer pizza party! Bake a whole bunch of different pizzas and then slice them all for everyone to try a piece or two. Sounds like a fun party to me!

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Pizza Dough Recipe

5 from 4 votes

This homemade pizza dough is easy AND delicious. You'll want to ditch delivery and have a pizza making night with your family with this simple and soft pizza dough recipe that everyone loves. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 307 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 3 cups warm water
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp yeast
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 6 tsp sugar
  • 6 cups flour (give or take)


  1. Combine water, yeast & sugar and let sit for a few minutes.

  2. Add salt and oil, then mix in flour a cup at a time.

  3. Knead dough for 8 minutes then let raise about 30 minutes.

  4. This dough makes FOUR - 14 inch pizza crusts. Divide dough in 4 and roll out onto floured surface. 

  5. Top with sauce, then cheese, meat and vegetables. Bake on a preheated stone at 500 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. This made me excited. This is my first time to make my own pizza dough and I am so happy. I can imagine all the possibilities that I can make. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Hi
    I’m not a big fan of pizza as i hate the tomato base so your idea for a white sauce base instead is very appealing and I’m deffo gonna try it , minus the garlic though as I don’t like that lol
    I love getting your emails with all your different ideas on , there are some great recipes
    Thank you for your inspiration.
    Louise x

  3. you say that the dough makes 4 pizza bases..Am confused. the calorie count. is it cover the whole pizza recipe or is it a fourth of the smaller pizza base