This simple pizza dough recipe comes together in minutes and only needs one 90 minute rise. It’s our favorite way to make homemade pizza and can be cooked up with all sorts of toppings!
Activate the yeast. Add the warm water to a stand mixer bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Add a pinch of sugar. Let this mixture stand for 5 minutes.
Make the dough. Fit your stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt to the bowl. Add 1 cup of flour and mix everything together. Continue adding the flour 1/2 cup at a time until a dough that just clears the sides of the bowl has formed.
Knead. Switch to your dough hook and knead the dough for 3 minutes, sprinkling with additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time as needed. The dough should be very smooth and not stick to the sides of the bowl. Remove the dough from the bowl and give it a couple quick kneads with your hands, forming it into a ball.
Rising. Coat the stand mixer bowl or another large bowl with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the dough ball, turning to coat in the oil once. Cover with saran wrap and set aside to rise in a warm place for 90 minutes.
Punch down and roll out. Gently deflate the dough by punching it down with your knuckles. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and roll out to assemble your pizza.
Here is a quick how-to if you want to use your pizza dough to make a classic cheese pizza. You can add other toppings as desired. If using meat, make sure it has been cooked beforehand. I also recommend cooking most veggies before adding them to the pizza.
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