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The BEST Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe

This is the BEST Homemade Pizza Dough and it is so simple to make! You can make it on a sheet pan or even make personal pizzas in 8-inch cake pans. It will be your family's go-to pizza recipe.
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza
Servings: 8
Author: Camille Beckstrand

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Stir the salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, Parmesan cheese and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
  • Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky (sometimes I need more, sometimes I need less- it kind of depends on the weather and the humidity in the air).
  • Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour.
  • Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza sauce recipe (I just like to use Prego Traditional spaghetti sauce) and favorite toppings.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
  • Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.