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Quick Basic Pizza Dough

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

This dough is a cinch -- give it time to rise and a couple of kneads and it's done! You can store it in an oiled bowl, covered with plastic, in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours. Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious recipes delivered to your inbox.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2010
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  • astridcodepaz
    11 MAR, 2018
    I love this recipe. I tried making one pizza and it worked amazingly. I am definitely going to follow this recipe again soon.
  • ari1mom
    3 MAR, 2018
    This was the perfect Pizza Dough for our home. Tried many but this was the best. My kids said I perfected it to Pizza Hut dough. I started making homemade Pizza about 4 months now and this was the best, the kids loved it.
  • iesamhernandez
    26 JAN, 2018
    I made this and cooked one pizza a few hours later. It turned out good. The rest of the dough I put in a ziplock baggie and left in the refrigerator for two days.Day one I took it out and set it on the counter to come to room temp. But I was unable to cook it that day so I put it back in the refrigerator. Day 2 I took it out and let it come to room temp. WOW the yeasty flavor was awesome and the dough cooked perfect. I have a pizza stone and set my oven for 500 degrees the pizza was done in about 10 to 12 minutes... Will do this again soon.
  • ALR9143113DW
    20 JAN, 2018
    This dough is easy it’s the first homemade pizza dough I made and my family and friends love it.i have used it for about 4 years.
  • saabshafiq
    8 JAN, 2018
    The dough was really great. It didn't turn out as sticky as in the recipe for me but still a beautiful smooth dough. The pizza turned out to be the best one I made so far. Thank you very much for your awesome recipe. :)
  • genosmimi3
    27 DEC, 2017
    It worked out great! Quick and easy. I’ve made it 3x as is and it’s perfect each time. Made it into garlic rolls for Christmas dinner , I replaced regular salt with garlic salt in the dough -then baked ( about 10min) made about 20 pieces. I rubbed butter over the hot rolls sprinkled with garlic salt and powered parmigiana cheese, a huge hit. My 5 year old grandson requested them today, he’s helping me make them !! We are going to eat them dipped in marinara sauce!!
  • vaidajavgurean
    20 NOV, 2017
    really great pizza dough, worked from the first time!
  • anielaaven
    26 OCT, 2017
    This was an awesome pizza dough! I would definitely make it again. With half of the dough, I stuffed it with cheese and coated with egg yolk. It worked perfectly. ;)
    • janetb132320763
      19 NOV, 2017
  • wizard2fuel
    15 NOV, 2017
    No adjustments. Perfect as is.
  • petemom1957
    21 OCT, 2017
    I saw that the video said to use 2 teaspoons of sugar but several reviewers said they used the 2 Tablespoons so that is what I did...I followed the rest exactly. In 1 hour my dough had doubled so I split into two and froze one for latter. My oven has trouble getting to 500 so I set at 425. After spreading the dough into my pizza pan I put about 1 cup of shredded mozzarella over the dough and baked about 5 minutes. I then took pan out, spread my sauce & toppings with about 1 1/2 cup more cheese topping it. After approximately 14 minutes the pizza was done~ perfection! Dough light and tasty. Thank you Martha, my new to go too.

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