Pizza dough being spread out on a baking sheet next to a pile of toppings

Basic Pizza Dough

Course: Bread, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Freezer Friendly?: Yes
Prep Ahead?: Yes
Does it Keep?: 1 day
Type: Bread
Special Diets: Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Rise Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 Large Pizza
Calories: 782kcal
Author: Alex Alexander
This no-fuss dough uses pantry staples to whip up a pizza without ever having to run to the store for that pre-made dough. I love to make this in my Kitchen Aid Mixer so that I don't even have to knead the dough by hand. 
Print Recipe


  • 3/4 Cup warm water
  • 1/2 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a medium bowl, stir together water, yeast, and sugar. Set aside for five minutes to proof [small bubbles will form on top].
  • Add the flour and salt into the wet ingredient bowl and mix until a dough forms.
  • Lightly flour a cutting board or your countertop. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead gently for 10 minutes by hand adding more flour as needed, to form a soft dough. If using your kitchen aid mixer, switch to the dough hook attatchment and knead for 5 minutes adding flour as needed. Dough will pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 15 minutes in a warm, dry space. Turning the oven light on and placing inside with the oven off is a great place.
  • Either top and bake the dough immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.


  •  Place in a plastic bag or container large enough to leave extra room for the dough to expand.
  • Can freeze for up to six months
  • To Thaw, place the frozen dough in the fridge for several hours to thaw. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking and allow to rise. Top, bake, and enjoy!
-Prep Ahead - 
  • After allowing the dough to rise for the 15 minutes, wrap dough in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator over night. Remove dough and unwrap 30 minutes before serving. Place in a warm place for the dough to rise a second time. Roll, top and cook like normal. 


Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 168g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 8.7mg