Make Your Own Pizza Dough {Recipe}

Make Your Own Pizza Dough {Recipe}

We have been on a grilled pizza kick lately ~ one of the perfect summertime quick meals in my opinion. The fact that each pizza can be customize to each person makes everyone happy and mealtime fun.Just a few weekends ago we hosted a large family night with a ‘make your own pizza’ theme. The kids had a blast and thought it was super cool that they could make their own dinner and pick any toppings they wanted. It was a lot of fun to have everyone involved in the food preparation too {instead of being in the kitchen by myself}.

Here is a tried and true homemade pizza dough recipe that is sure to please. With just a few basic ingredients, that you probably already have on hand, making your own dough is as easy as can be.

Homemade Pizza Dough
Ingredients Needed:
2 Cups of Warm Water
1 Packet of Dry Active Yeast {1/4 ounce ~ 2 1/4 Teaspoons}
5 Cups of Bread Flour
1 Tablespoon of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder {optional}
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
{yields approximately six ten inch pizzas}

I prefer to let my stand mixer do all the work, however this recipe can also be made kneading the dough by hand. {following the same directions as below}

Set up your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, and place water in bowl. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let sit for 10 minutes.

While you are waiting on the yeast to activate, place the bread flour, sugar, salt, and garlic powder in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.

When the yeast is ready add in the flour mixture, along with the olive oil and mix on low speed for one minute. {you will see the flour staring to moisten and the dough starting to take shape}

Increase the speed to medium low and mix for an additional minute, until the dough becomes smooth in texture.

Increase the speed once more to medium and mix for an additional 6 minutes.

While the dough is mixing, take a separate large bowl and oil with a few drops of olive oil.

Once mixing is complete, transfer your dough to the oiled bowl, cover lightly with plastic wrap or a damp towel, and sit in a warm place.

The dough will double in size in about an hour.

Once the dough has risen, knead down, divide and shape into your individual pizza pies.

I usually double this recipe and wrap the un-used dough with plastic wrap. It can be kept in the fridge for up to two days, making this perfect for a grilled pizza weekend.

I’ll be back later today with a separate post for grilling your pizzas. It is incredibly easy to do and prevents heating up your kitchen, especially during the summertime! Enjoy!


  1. Yum..can’t wait for the grilling posts. I have made my own dough but it’s been awhile.

    Have a great week!

  2. oh, get out of my head!!! lol, I have been thinking of this the past two days and thought “I need to find a dough recipe” thanks soooooo much!

  3. mmmmm, i love homemade pizza dough. Paula Deen has a great similar dough recipe as well. Can’t wait for your post on grilling, that sounds fun!

  4. I am looking forward to learning how to grill a pizza. I was going to try it on my own but I chickened out. lol

  5. I make a wheat pizza dough, you can find the recipe here on my blog

    There is also a recipe for BBQ Chicken Pizza (Amazing!!)

  6. I have been looking for a great pizza dough recipe for years. This one is different, I can’t wait to try it. I also can’t wait to hear how to grill pizza. In the summer I hate to heat up my house.

  7. I have been wanting to try my hand at homemade pizza dough. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love & blessings from NC!

  8. Thank you so much! We are always at our camper or as my 3 yr. old says “campie”. This would be so much fun to make on the grill. ~Kerry~

  9. Awesome! Now I know what’s for dinner tonight!

  10. I have a bread machine I usually use for all my dough recipes- do you think this one would work?

  11. Stephanie, I made this recipe but after I put it in the fridge, it starts to expand! Does yours do that?


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