Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

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Create your own Homemade Pizza Dough with this straightforward recipe, crafted with minimal ingredients, ensuring you can savor the taste of restaurant-quality pizza in the comfort of your home!

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Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Ingredients & Substitutions

This pizza dough requires just five basic ingredients, likely already stocked in your kitchen pantry:

  • Water: Ensure the water temperature is lukewarm, ideally between 40°C and 46°C (105°F and 115°F), to activate the yeast effectively. Water that is too hot can kill the yeast, while water that is too cold may not activate it.
  • Yeast: Active dry yeast is used in this recipe, requiring a few minutes to bloom or proof.
  • Honey: Honey is incorporated into the dough to impart a golden hue to the baked pizza crust.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is recommended for this recipe. While we haven’t tested alternative flours, substitutions may affect the dough’s texture and rise.

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Tips for Achieving a Crispy Crust

For a perfectly crisp pizza crust, consider the following tips before adding your toppings:

If using a pizza stone, preheat it in the oven so it’s hot when you’re ready to bake the pizza. Transfer the pizza to the hot stone using a pizza peel or by carefully placing it on parchment paper atop the stone.

Alternatively, prebake the crust for 5 minutes before adding toppings. This helps ensure a crispy texture.

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

How to Store Pizza Dough

You can store this pizza dough in the refrigerator or freezer for future use:

  • Refrigeration: After preparing the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Allow it to come to room temperature before rolling it out.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the dough in a freezer-safe bag, removing as much air as possible. Label and date the package; it can be kept frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before rolling it out.

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe


  • 120 ml (½ cup) lukewarm water, 40°C-46°C (105°F-115°F)
  • 2.5 ml (½ teaspoon) active dry yeast
  • 2.5 ml (½ teaspoon) honey
  • 187.5 g (1 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 ml (½ teaspoon) kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 246°C (475°F).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the water, yeast, and honey. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the flour and salt to the yeast mixture, stirring until combined. Begin with a spoon and switch to your hands as the dough forms. Adjust the consistency with additional water if too dry, or more flour if too sticky, adding a teaspoon at a time as needed.
  4. Lightly flour a piece of parchment paper and place the dough on it. Knead the dough a few times with your hands and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Roll or stretch the dough as thinly as possible, ensuring it is at least 25 cm (10 inches) wide.
  6. Transfer the parchment paper with the stretched dough onto a pizza stone or baking pan.
  7. Bake the dough for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven.
  8. Add your desired toppings and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, keeping an eye on it as baking times may vary.
  9. The pizza is ready when the crust is crispy and the cheese is golden.
  10. Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


  • For an even crispier crust, preheat the pizza stone before baking.

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

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