Pizza Dough

3 servings


1 hour 40 minutes

total time


2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups warm water

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon white vinegar

3 3/4-4 cups bread flour (all-purpose flour would also work)


Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl of a stand mixer combine 1/2 cup of the warm water with the sugar and yeast. Stir to dissolve the yeast and let rest for 5 minutes. It should foam on the top. Add the remaining 1 cup of warm water, olive oil, salt and vinegar.

Knead Dough: Begin mixing on medium-low speed, gradually adding the flour a cup at a time, and knead the dough for about 7 minutes, or until it's smooth and elastic. You may not need all of the flour. The dough should be slightly sticky, but not so sticky that it really sticks to your fingertip when touched.

Rise: Transfer dough to a greased bowl and cover with a dry towel or greased plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 1 to 1.5 hours, or until it has about doubled in volume.

Roll out: Gently punch the dough down and place on a lightly greased or floured counter top. Divide dough into 2 or 3 equal pieces (makes about two 14'' or three 9'' pizzas). Roll and stretch the dough to desired size and thickness. Brush dough with olive oil.

Oven Method:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (with a pizza stone inside, if you have one). Add cornmeal and flour to a pizza peel or use a pizza pan. Pick the top of the dough a few times with a fork and pre-bake the dough in the pizza pan, or slide onto a hot pizza stone to pre-bake for 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven and add pizza sauce and toppings. Return to oven and bake for 8-15 more minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.

Pizza Oven Method:

Add cornmeal and flour to a pizza peel and place rolled out dough on top. Add toppings. Slide into preheated pizza oven and cook according to pizza oven instructions.

Air Fryer Method:

Roll dough into small sizes that will fit in air fryer. Cook in air fryer for 1 minute (check after 30 seconds, to make sure it didn't fold over), then flip sides and cook 1 more minute. Repeat with remaining crusts. Add toppings. Cook at 370 for 1-3 minutes or until bubbly.

Grill Method:

Preheat grill to medium-high. Roll out dough and place on a piece of parchment paper. Spread with oil, then gently flip the pizza onto the grill, oil side down, and peel the parchment paper off. Cover grill lid and cook for 2-3 or until grill marks on bottom. Flip the pizzas onto a plate and add sauce and toppings to cooked side. Reduce heat and slide pizzas back on frill to cook another 3-5 minutes.


Serving Size



706 kcal

Total Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

14 g

Trans Fat





1173 mg

Total Carbohydrate

117 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

3 g


20 g

3 servings


1 hour 40 minutes

total time
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