Super Quick Pizza Dough

"Only a 15-minute rise time! Add a pinch of salt or garlic salt if you wish, but I never do. Easy and quick dinner!"
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Ready In:
1 pizza crust




  • Mix yeast in warm water until dissolved.
  • Stir in oil and flour until it forms a dough ball.
  • Cover bowl with a kitchen towel, place on top of your stove while the oven is warming up.
  • Let rise for 15 minutes.
  • Spread on pizza pan, jelly roll pan or baking stone (I've used them all).
  • Top with your favorite sauce, meats, veggies, herbs and/or cheeses!

Questions & Replies

  1. How long do you leave it in the oven for?
  2. What is the oven temperature?


  1. Very good pizza dough! I was happy to find something fast as it was dinnertime by the time I decided to make pizza. I used 1/2 c whole wheat flour and the rest white. When dissolving the yeast into the water I added a tsp or so of sugar, and then into the dough I added 1 tsp garlic salt and 1/2 tsp oregano and it came out great. Thanks!
  2. Fabulous recipe - I did bake just the crust for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Then added the toppings and baked for another 12-14 minutes at the same temp. One of the best pizzas we/ve ever had! Thanks!
  3. This recipe is great and just seems to get better each time we make it. Don't neglect the kneading time on the dough -- it really makes a difference. Knead it for a good 5 minutes to get a nice texture. We spread it out on a pizza pan and brush it with a mixture of olive oil and sauteed garlic, and use tomato-basil feta cheese, sliced tomatoes, pepperoni, and a sprinkle of ground rosemary on top. I don't think we'll ever eat from a pizza place again!
  4. A good quick pizza dough but I can't imagine making this without adding a teaspoon of salt. Usually I make a long, slow rise dough. It has great flavor and texture but when I'm in a rush this works well (but add some salt please if your diet permits).
  5. This is a great quick and easy recipe. I put everything in my mixer and I did knead it for a few minutes. I also let it rest a bit longer than 15 minutes while I prepared other things. I think salt is really important please use salt if you can. I also like to use honey or granulated sugar to bloom the yeast and for a bit of sweetness in the crust. I also think it tasted maybe a bit too yeasty when it was done so I might be using half the yeast next time, but that will cause less rising in the 15 mins in the recipe so we'll see. This crust recipe is a great medium for adding some flavor like italian seasoning, roasted garlic chunks, cheese, etc. I am keeping this recipe for sure to use when I need something quick. I also think this would work well with calzones. I used a baking stone at 500 degrees and stretched the dough about 1/4-1/2 inch thick and this was too thick for 500 degrees because my cheese was browning before the crust. I'm going thinner next time and I think it will work out nicely. If you want a thicker crust I think this recipe is also great for that because my thicker pizza tasted great even though it wasn't what I was looking for. Just keep your temp lower for thicker pizza so you don't burn your toppings before the crust gets done.


  1. added extra water, added salt, kneaded the dough for 5 min. proofed for 30 minutes.
  2. I add 1 tsp of salt and use 1 tsp of yeast. I know this is meant to be a quick recipe, but I like to let the dough rise for as long as I can in the refrigerator and then let it come to room temperature before shaping it to finish preparing it before baking.
  3. Added 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. sugar, pre-baked crust in bottom of 400 degree oven until beginning to brown. Finished baking in bottom of oven.
  4. Add a dash of salt to your mix.
  5. I added salt and garlic powder, as well as Italian seasoning.


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