Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe
The Best Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

The best homemade pizza starts with simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. Grab your favorite toppings and make some delicious pizza tonight.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza
Servings: 8 people
Author: http://thedomesticdiva.org
  • 1 tbsp Fast Rising Yeast
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups warm water
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Attach the dough hook to your electric stand mixer, on low speed combine yeast, brown sugar, salt, olive oil, and warm water in the mixing bowl. Once thoroughly mixed, slowly add in flour on low to medium speed until a dough ball forms. 

  3. Cover with a towel and sit in a warm place to allow the dough to rise. Depending on the warmth of your kitchen, the dough can take anywhere from an hour to 2 hours to rise until doubled in size. 

  4. Once the dough has risen, punch down the dough. Then divide dough in half. This recipe will make 2 XLarge pizzas. If you have smaller pizza pans you will be able to make more pizzas depending on the thickness that you press out your crust dough. 

  5. Grease two large/xlarge pizza pans with olive oil or coconut oil. 

  6. With your hands, press out the half of the dough evenly onto each greased pizza pan. The size of the pan you will be baking your pizza on will determine how thick your crust is as well as how many pizzas this dough recipe will make.

  7. Once you have your dough spread and shaped to fit your pizza pan, top with your favorite pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese (or other cheeses you prefer) and toppings of your choice.

  8. Bake in the preheated 450°F oven for 5-10 minutes or until the crust and cheese begins to brown slightly. The more toppings you have on top of your pizza the longer it will need to cook in the oven before it begins to brown.

  9. Once the crust around the edges and cheese has begun brown slightly, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 mins before slicing with a pizza wheel. 

Recipe Notes

Don't forget the sauce! Homemade pizza sauce is quick and inexpensive to make, check out this recipe on how to make your own pizza sauce.