Best Easy Pizza Dough with  All-purpose Flour


Best Easy Pizza Dough with All-purpose Flour

Are you ready for the best pizza dough recipe? This proven pizza dough recipe only requires 5 ingredients, does not require fancy or specialty flours, and is easy to prepare, bake, and store in the fridge or freezer. Grab your all-purpose flour, and let's make some dough!

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What you need:

Fresh yeast

All-purpose flour


Olive oil


Warm water



Weigh out 50 grams of yeast (about 1 tablespoon) and add ½ cup of warm water (110 degrees Fahrenheit) to a bowl.


You'll notice the temperature drop a touch when adding warm water to a cold bowl. Aim for 105-110 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the yeast.


Add 2 teaspoons of sugar and combine with a fork or whisk. Then let it sit for 5 minutes. Why sugar? Sugar activates the dormant yeast. Honey also works!


After 5 minutes, your yeast will look like this! You'll notice bubbles, foam, and you'll see the yeast is alive and ready to work. If this is not the case, try again!


Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, olive oil, and herbs. Mix until thoroughly combined!


Add your yeast mixture plus 1 cup of warm water to the dry ingredients. Keep mixing until all the liquid is absorbed.


Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface.


Knead the pizza dough for 2-3 minutes, just enough to form a nice dough ball, and ensure the gluten is activated.


Drizzle some olive oil in a bowl, and roll the dough around.


Cover the bowl with a damp cloth, and put it in a warm place. Let the dough rise until it has doubled in size, about an hour or so. Punch it down once the dough has risen and let it rise again for another 45 minutes.


Split the dough in half and roll it out on a floured surface into a circular shape or to the size of your baking sheet. For more detailed instructions, read how to stretch the dough for more information.


Rolling the pizza dough.


Place the dough on a cookie sheet, pizza pan, or stone. For easy clean-up and to avoid sticking, consider covering your pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. You can even brush the surface with olive oil to guarantee the pizza won't stick.


Spread the pizza sauce on top, followed by your favorite pizza ingredients, and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) until the edges turn golden brown and the center is piping hot.


Transfer your homemade pizza to a chopping board and cut it into slices.

Cooking Tips

If you're hoping for a thin crust for this recipe, opt for 00 flour rather than all-purpose.


Yeast is vital for soft, fluffy, and airy pizza. And while there are 4 different types of yeast, I use active dry yeast, which is the most common.

Flavoring the dough can give it a nice touch. Last night I added about 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning to my dough. You could easily add fresh or dried herbs like parsley, rosemary, basil, oregano, or thyme into the dough mixture.



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