The Only Pizza Dough Recipe You’ll Ever Need (With Step By Step Pictures)

My entire family and I are major pizza freaks. We love ours loaded with toppings especially with lots of mushrooms, pepperoni and extra cheese!

When I first got into baking, I knew I wanted to perfect an easy and simple pizza dough recipe and I’m happy to say that I have This is the same recipe I’ve been using for years now. I don’t ever look for a new one because this one is perfect!Β 

Start by adding instant yeast to warm water. Leave it to bubble and foam.

Whisk it smooth and add in oil.

Measure out the flour, whisk in salt and add some of it, about 1 1/2 cups to the water/yeast mix.

Whisk really fast for about 30 seconds until the batter is thick and smooth, it will look like thin cake batter.

Notice how lovely and smooth the dough is, full of air bubbles.

Add in the rest of the flour.

Using a wooden spoon, fold the flour into the liquids until a smooth dough forms.

Add a little more flour if needed to fold into a ball and turn onto a floured surface for kneading.

Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until smooth. Again add a bit more flour if needed but try not to add much so the dough remains soft.

Once kneaded, the dough should look soft and stringy like this, sort of like mozzarella cheese.

Perfect, smooth and soft dough. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and rise for an hour then roll, sauce, top and bake away.

The Only Pizza Dough Recipe You’ll Ever Need (With Step By Step Pictures)

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Recipe by Linda @thedutchbaker


Medium pizza doughs
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  • 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast

  • 1 1/2 cup (375mls) warm water

  • 3 tablespoons oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups (375 -500gms) all purpose flour


  • Add the yeast and sugar to 1/4 cup warm water and rest for a few minutes until it starts to bubble.
  • Add in the rest of the water and oil. Whisk the salt and flour together and add to the liquids in small amounts until a soft, slightly sticky dough forms.
  • Knead for about 10 minutes, cover with plastic wrap and rise for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Punch down dough, roll out and spread with anything you like. Dough makes 2 medium to large pizzas according to how thick they are.
  • Bake at 220C degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe Linda, it’s always good to have a fool proof pizza dough recipe at hand.

    1. Hii πŸ™‚ yes it is and this is my favourite, so easy with simple ingredients πŸ™‚ thanks for your sweet comment xx

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I was actually just talking about learning to make my own pizza dough the other day, so a very serendipitous post. I’ll let you know how it turns out. So far, everything you’ve posted that I’ve tried has come out wonderful!

    1. Oh that’s great! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you are enjoying my posts and recipes πŸ™‚ this is one of my favourites, very simple with only a few ingredients, I’m sure you will love it! Let me know how it turns out with you, thanks for your lovely comment ❀

  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    1. Your welcome! πŸ™‚ thanks for your kind comment, enjoy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. This is perfect Linda. I know your recipes are great, so I will be trying this as well. I love to load my pizza with bacon, peppers and cheese – yum πŸ™‚

    1. Mmm yup extra cheese is always great although I’ve noticed that I love mixing parmesan with mozzarella πŸ™‚ gives more depth hehe I know you’ll love this recipe, it’s never failed me and uses basic few ingredients πŸ™‚ God bless xx

  5. I actually need a pizza dough recipe to try. Thx. Pinned this for later. πŸ™‚

    1. Hii thank you so much for pinning and stopping by! πŸ™‚ I hope you try this recipe, I know you will love it xx

  6. Thank you so much for this recipe!! It’s reallly easy and something I could do at any time. Thanks!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Š

    1. You are very welcome my friend! I’m glad you like it, this is one of the recipes I make the most as there are TONS of things you can make with pizza dough πŸ˜‰ thank you for the lovely comments xx

      1. I know! Being the baker I am ill probably make a dessert pizza. Thanks!

      2. Ohh I made a cinnamon roll pizza once! Drizzled with cream cheese glaze πŸ˜‰ let me know if you have other dessert pizza ideas to try πŸ˜‰

      3. Ohhh, that sounds so good, like a very yummy breakfast. It would be cool if maybe in the summer months you could do like a Nutella and fruit pizza πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

      4. Yes that does sound lovely! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

      5. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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