The Best Homemade Pizza Dough — Just 6-Ingredients!

June 13, 2018

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By: Chris Petrellese 

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There is nothing quite like homemade pizza dough. If you’ve ever made it, I am sure you will agree! The best part is that this recipe requires just 6 simple ingredients and about 2 hours of your time. The longest part is waiting for the dough to rise BUT you can totally skip that step…more info below 😉

The full recipe will be written out at the bottom of this post in a recipe card as we usually do, but we are also going to include step by step photos for reference as well.

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One: Heat 1 cup of water to about around 105°F/38°C and add it into a medium bowl. Mix in 1 tablespoon of sugar and then sprinkle 1 packet of active dry yeast over, stirring lightly. Allow the mixture to sit until the yeast has activated, about 10 minutes.

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Two: In a large bowl or the bowl of a standing mixer, stir together 2 1/2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.

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Pour in the yeast mixture along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix with a stiff spatula or the standing mixer until a solid ball of dough begins to form.

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Three: Knead the dough using the dough hook on the stand mixer or by hand for about 5 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic, If the dough sticks to the bowl or your hands like bubblegum, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it’s easier to work with.

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Four: You have three options for the next step!

Option 1: Use the dough right away and skip the rise time for a thin-crusted pizza. Be sure to split it into two as it is enough for 2 pizzas.

Option 2: Form the dough into a ball and place it into a large oiled bowl. Toss the dough so it is coated, and then cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Place it in a warm area to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size.

Option 3: Store the dough for use the next day. Place it into a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and place into the refrigerator. Remove it from the refrigerator and allow it to sit on the countertop for about 2 hours (or until it reaches room temperature) before using.

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Five: Preheat the oven to 500°F and arrange a rack in the bottom third of the oven.

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Six: You can either divide the dough in half here or opt to make 1 large fluffy pizza (examples below**)! Pat or roll the dough into a 12-inch round, creating thicker edges for a crust as desired.

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Grease a baking sheet or line it with a silicone mat, and transfer the dough onto it. Top the dough with about 1/4-1/3 cup of sauce, and your toppings of choice. We like to use BBQ sauce, corn, peppers, onions, and vegan sausage or smoky tofu.

Seven: Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Baking time will vary depending on the heat of your oven and how thick or thin you rolled your pizza. Repeat with the second pizza dough.

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Eight: Cool until easy to handle, slice and dig in!

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Here is a side by side comparison of the crust when we don’t divide it into two pizzas vs when it is divided (Step 6). As you can see, using all of the dough for one pizza results in a super FLUFFY and thick crust, which isn’t a bad thing! Thick crust is what Jasmine loves and is what we make often at home. To the right I would say is a standard pizza dough (when divided in half). It is all up to you and your preference!

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If you try this dough recipe, let us know what you think in the comments below! + If you post any photos on Instagram, make sure you tag us @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris so that we don’t miss it, we love seeing your photos!

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The best pizza dough recipe you'll ever see, ready in 2 hours with just 6 ingredients! Made from a handful of fresh and wholesome ingredients you know and love. #homemade #pizza #dough #6ingredients #thebest #vegan #kids #entree #lunch #dinner #party #sweetsimplevegan #veganrecipe #easy

The Best Homemade Pizza Dough!


  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 12-inch pizzas (4 servings)

Description

The best pizza dough recipe you’ll ever see, ready in 2 hours with just 6 ingredients! Made from a handful of fresh and wholesome ingredients you know and love.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (around 105°F/38°C)
  • 1 tablespoon organic sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt

Toppings of choice, we used:


Instructions

  1. Pour the water into a medium bowl and mix in the sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over, stir lightly and allow it to sit until the yeast has activated, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a standing mixer, stir together the flour and salt. Pour in the yeast mixture along with the olive oil and mix with a stiff spatula or the standing mixer until a solid ball of dough begins to form.
  3. Knead the dough using the dough hook on the stand mixer or by hand for about 5 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic, If the dough sticks to the bowl or your hands like bubblegum, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it’s easier to work with.
  4. You have three options for the next step! Option 1: Use the dough right away and skip the rise time for a thin-crusted pizza. Be sure to split it into two as it is enough for 2 pizzas. Option 2: Form the dough into a ball and place it into a large oiled bowl. Toss the dough so it is coated, and then cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Place it in a warm area to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size. Option 3: Store the dough for use the next day. Place it into a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and place into the refrigerator. Remove it from the refrigerator and allow it to sit on the countertop for about 2 hours (or until it reaches room temperature) before using.
  5. Preheat the oven to 500°F and arrange a rack in the bottom third of the oven.
  6. You can either divide the dough in half here or opt to make 1 large fluffy pizza (examples below)! Pat or roll the dough into a 12-inch round, creating thicker edges for a crust as desired. Grease a baking sheet or line it with a silicone mat, and transfer the dough onto it. Top the dough with about 1/4-1/3 cup of sauce, and your toppings of choice. We like to use BBQ sauce, corn, peppers, onions, and vegan sausage or smoky tofu.
  7. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Baking time will vary depending on the heat of your oven and how thick or thin you rolled your pizza. Repeat with the second pizza dough.
  8. Cool until easy to handle, slice and dig in!
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: pizza, entree, lunch, dinner, kids, on the go, easy
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Italian

Keywords: pizza, homemade, dough, entree, lunch, dinner, kids, on the go, 6 ingredients, easy

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  1. Would this recipe work with whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour? Alternatively, I’d try this with a mix of all-purpose or whole wheat first, but I’m just curious! Either way, I love how amazingly fluffy and thick this pizza dough is! I can imagine it being hard to not finish the entire pie in the same day!

  2. Brittany says:

    We are doing homemade pizzas tomorrow night and my daughter needs to be dairy and gluten free. Do you know if I can just replace gluten free flour with this recipe? (Specifically the King Arthur flour)

    • Hi Brittany! Unfortunately, we have not tested this out with gluten-free flours, so I am not sure if it will turn out the same 🙁 from our experience with gluten-free baking, sometimes a 1:1 swap may be tricky. Sorry about this!

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  4. Joe says:

    This has become my go-to pizza dough recipe. I like the way the page is organized and laid out, not to mention being able to create awesome pizzas.

    One interesting substitution is to replace 1/2 C APF with the same amount of vital wheat gluten. It makes for a heartier pizza but might not be great for those who like thin crust or who leave a lot of the crust behind on their plates. The crust should be the best part of the pizza!

    P.s. I smile every time I read “1 large fluffy pizza” XD I imagine some sort of strange pullet/pizza hybrid wandering around…

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