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Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Resting: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 33 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Pizza Crusts 1x
  • Category: Pizza Dough
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


You only need 4 ingredients to make this easy homemade flatbread pizza dough! Roll it into a thicker pizza crust or stretch it into a thin flatbread, then add your favorite toppings for a weeknight meal the whole family will love.  


Units Scale
  • 4 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Sauce, cheese, and/or any pizza toppings you like


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, and salt.
  2. Add the water and stir until combined.
  3. Cover and let rise for 2 hours until doubled in size.
  4. When you’re ready to make the pizza, preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 balls.
  6. Roll the dough onto a floured surface and stretch until thin.
  7. Drizzle a little olive oil onto a 9 x 13 baking sheet.
  8. Stretch the dough across the baking sheet. It will typically stretch 2-3 inches away from the edges, depending on your desired thickness.
  9. Add your favorite toppings and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.