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Pizza Dough

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5 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 27 mins
Serves 3 to 4
Learn how to make pizza dough! This easy pizza dough recipe calls for 6 simple ingredients, and it yields a delicious chewy crust. Add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!


  • ¾ cup warm water
  • teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 (¼-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, see note
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  • In a small bowl, stir together the water, maple syrup, and the yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes, until the yeast is foamy.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, place the flour and salt. Mix on medium speed until combined. Add the yeast mixture and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Mix on medium speed until the dough forms into a ball around the hook, 5 to 6 minutes. If the dough is too dry to form a ball, add water ½ tablespoon at a time until the mixture comes together. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth ball.
  • Brush a large bowl with the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil and place the dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rise until the dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Stretch to fit a 14-inch pizza pan or similar.
  • Top and bake according to the pizza recipe you are using, typically 10 to 13 minutes in a 500°F oven, or until the crust is browned.


This recipe can also be made with half all-purpose flour and half white whole wheat flour for a slightly more whole grain version.