This Same Day Pizza Dough is so simple to make and whips up in just 1 hour. Only 30 minutes of rise time is necessary with this dough, so skip the pizza delivery and make this simple pizza dough instead!
Friday night is always pizza and pasta night at our house and my kids absolutely love making our own. This dough is great because you can split it up into mini pizzas too. That way, everyone can choose what toppings they want. Try this pizza paired with my 4 cheese pasta recipe for the ultimate cheat meal.
My husband is a "must have lots of protein" for dinner kind of guy, so I usually serve pizza with my crispy chicken fritta. I'm totally good with just pizza though! There's nothing better on a Friday night.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- This basic pizza dough only takes 60 minutes to get ready for the oven!
- It is super fun to make your own dough and everyone can make their own pizzas. Kids especially love it!
- The recipe calls for simple & minimal ingredients.
- The dough is really easy to work with when kneading and stretching out.
- Only 30 minutes of rise time needed, then knead and go!
All Purpose Flour- Creates the ideal crispy with a bit of chewy crust. I highly suggest King Arthur Baking Flour for a great product with a mission to avoid chemicals in their flours.
Active Dry Yeast- Added to help our dough rise.
Warm Water & Sugar- To assist in activating the yeast and sugar adds a bit of sweetness to the dough.
Salt-To enhance the flavor of the dough
Olive Oil- Adds flavor and helps in stretching the dough
*Full recipe ingredients and quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
How To Make Same Day Pizza Dough:
Here are the Step by Step Instructions for this Pizza Dough.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Into the Stand Mixer equipped with dough hook, add in hot water, yeast and sugar.
Step 2: Allow the mixture to bubble/ foam up. This takes about 10 minutes.
Step 3: In a bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Pour the flour/salt mixture into the stand mixer and mix on low speed until a ball forms. It should happen between 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 4: Add in olive oil and mix on low speed.
Step 5: Place onto a floured surface and knead the dough for two to three minutes. Place in an oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel for 30 minutes and allow to rise.
Step 6: Stretch out the dough on a floured surface.
Step 7: Add the pizza dough onto a pizza stone or baking sheet and top with all the toppings you love. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
Step 8: Allow it to cool for a few minutes, then serve and enjoy!
- Give the yeast 5-10 minutes of time to bubble up. This is how to proof the yeast. Make sure the water is warm to activate.
- Don't skip the kneading. This will help the dough be tender and not tough.
- Allow the dough to rise for at least 30 minutes for the best results.
It is necessary to knead the dough for a few minutes to help with the elasticity when stretching out for the toppings. Don't worry, it is easy peasy!
I find the best way to stretch out pizza dough is to work on a floured surface and handle it the least as possible without letting your hands get sticky. I like to push my fingers tips down into the dough and push it out into a circle. Then, pick up the dough by the edge with my fingertips and allow it to hang a bit to stretch out, then begin to turn it in the air to allow it to stretch on all sides. Place it back on the floured circle and make sure it looks nice and circular for toppings.
Absolutely! If you prefer to allow the dough to rise longer, place it into a lightly olive oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel for up to 2 hours.
A higher temperature will make a delicious pizza. We cook this dough at 450 degrees, which is a great temperature for the perfect pizza crust without burning our toppings.
Yes! We do this all the time. This batch of dough will make about 3 personal pan pizzas.
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