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Homemade Pizza Recipe

Classic pizza with golden melted cheese, and the most perfect homemade crust! This crust is pillowy soft but also crispy in all the right places!
Prep Time1 hr 18 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Natalie


For the pizza dough:

  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1 1/4 cup room temperature water
  • 1 tbsp active yeast
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp coarse kosher sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour plus more as needed for the work surface


  • In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, add warm water and yeast. Sprinkle sugar over top and allow to sit for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture begins to puff. Add the oil and the room temperature water. Whisk gently to combine.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, combine salt, flour, and water mixture. When dough begins to form a ball, remove paddle attachment and replace with dough hook. With mixing speed on low, knead dough for 4-5 minutes or until a ball begins to form and the dough becomes smooth and elastic. 
  • Remove dough from bowl and place in a large well-greased bowl (I prefer using olive oil, but you can also use Pam). Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. 
  • To deflate dough, punch with fist. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and divide into two or three balls (depending on how big and how many pizzas you want to make- I always make 2).
  • Roll each ball out on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a pizza pan and fold edges over to form a crust.
  • Place desired toppings on, bake at 450 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until cooked through.


To prevent excess grease from pooling on your pizza, microwave pepperoni on a paper towel lined plate on high for 15-20 seconds. Dab off grease and use on your pizza!


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 3mg