Monday, August 13, 2012

Quick, 30 Minute Pizza Dough

This pizza dough will not win any prizes for being the "best pizza dough" but it does win my "Mommy Award" for being quick and versatile.  This dough is very basic but I like that it is because I can change it up each time, add spices and seasonings to my mood or what type of pizza I am making.  It works great for thin crust, thick crust, and deep dish pizzas!  Another thing I love about this crust is it double well and freezes well.  I like to make a double batch and freeze half of it for quick pizza lunches.  So without further adieu here is the recipe.

Quick, 30-Minute Pizza Dough


1 pk yeast
1 cup warm water (between 105° and 115°F)
1 TBSP oil, plus a little extra for bowl
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  • Coat a bowl in olive oil, set aside
  • mix yeast and warm water until yeast is dissolved
  • stir in oil and flour until dough forms a ball
  • put dough in oil coated bowl, cover with clean kitchen towel
  • Place bowl on stove while preheating oven to 425°F
  • Let dough rise for 15 minutes
  • roll dough into desired size and shape of crust
  • put on pizza pan or cookie sheet
  • add toppings
  • cook!! 


  • adding basil, oregano, garlic, etc can really amp up this crust.
  • I like to brush the crust with a little olive oil 
  • make sure your water is between 105° and 115° because if it is too hot it will kill the yeast and if it is too cool it will not activate the yeast


  1. Oooh, this will definitely make pizza making go a LOT quicker! :)

  2. thank-you, hard to turn down pizza.. and home made *drool

  3. Sounds SO easy and quick! My 4 yr old granddaughter will eat anything, as long as it looks like a pizza:)