Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

This Easy Homemade Pizza Dough recipe yields the best ever homemade pizza in 30 minutes FLAT! It’s made with only 5 ingredients and does not require any rising! Plus it is vegan with a gluten-free option! 
Course bread, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword easy homemade pizza dough, easy pizza dough, pizza dough, pizza dough recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 large pizza (12 Servings)
Calories 67kcal
Author Laura




  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a pizza pan or large jelly roll pan and set aside.
  • Put warm water into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add sugar and yeast and stir to combine.
  • Let mixture sit for 5 minutes, or until it becomes frothy and bubbles form.
  • Add olive oil and gently stir to combine.
  • Add 2 cups of flour and salt and mix with a spatula until a ball begins to form (dough will still be slightly sticky). Add more flour as needed to form a dough ball.
  • Transfer to a floured surface and knead into a smooth dough, adding up to ½ cup extra flour if needed.
  • Roll dough into your desired shape and gently transfer to your prepared pan. 
  • To ensure the dough doesn't form air pockets, use a fork to prick to the dough all around (gently so you do not poke holes all the way through the crust).
  • Bake on the lower rack of your preheated oven for 5 minutes and remove from your oven. (this is just to very slightly prebake the dough). If you notice air bubbles forming, poke them with a fork to let the air out. 
  • Add pizza sauce and toppings of choice!
  • Bake on the lower rack of your oven for around 15-20 minutes until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned.
  • Let cool, cut and serve!



  1. *I often use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 to 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour!
    **Gluten Free Option: I have used 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free baking flour to make this dough and it turned out very well!
Optional: if you have more than 30 minutes you can let this dough rise until doubled in size after you form a smooth ball. It results in a softer, more tender dough but rising is not necessary at all!


Serving: 1Serving (Crust only) | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg