Basic Pizza Crust

by Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions:

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Prep Time: 10 minutes Wait Time: 20 minutes Yields: 1 large pizza or 4 small personal sized pizzas  

Simple homemade pizza dough recipe for a crispy, chewy pizza crust.


1 package active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting)

½ teaspoon salt


Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in olive oil and honey and set aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together 2 ½ cups flour and salt.

After resting, pour yeast water over flour mixture and stir to combine. Gradually add in remaining ½ cup flour, kneading by hand for 2-3 minutes until the flour is mixed in and dough is smooth and elastic.

Cover dough in bowl with a damp paper towel. Allow dough to rise covered in a warm, draft free place for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, use a lightly floured rolling pin and roll dough into approximately ½ inch thick, 10-inch round pizza pizza.

Top with desired toppings and bake in 400 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes (depending on size and thickness), or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.