Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is my basic pizza dough recipe. It is good for stromboli also. It takes a bit of time but it is more economical than store bought crusts...and it tastes better too!


  1. Combine sugar, water and yeast in a measuring cup or small bowl.
  2. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
  3. Pour yeast mixture and oil in well and stir into dry ingredients until you have a soft dough.
  4. If dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour.
  5. Knead until smooth on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel and let rise until doubled.
  7. IF YOU HAVE A BREAD MACHINE skip the above steps and just put the ingredients in according to the machine's instructions and use the "dough" setting.
  8. Punch down and let rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Makes 1- deep dish or 2- 12-inch pizza crusts.
  10. To bake, top with your favorite sauce, cheese, etc., and bake at 450°F for about 15 minutes or until crispy and cheese is bubbling.
Most Helpful

This is such a great recipe! I make this in my bread machine, and then when it's finished the dough cycle, I take it out and let it rest in an oiled bowl for another hour, then roll it out for pizzas. It has become a firm favourite in our family!

BowerBird December 02, 2009

I've been using this dough for months now and boy am I glad I found it! I've tried many homemade doughs, but none gave me the consistency I was looking for. This dough however was awesome! It is now my one and only! Sometimes I add garlic powder and Italian seasoning for some extra pizazz. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! <3

goyeabean May 14, 2011

This was pleasantly easy to make. I kneaded the dough by hand (about 10 minutes) and it came together quickly. I followed the recipe exactly as written. The crust held up really well with sauce, cheese and toppings. 450* for 15 minutes was perfect, too. Great recipe, easy to follow, and tasty, too!

NELady April 21, 2010