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The Best Homemade Pizza Dough

  • Author: Kalyn Brooke
  • Total Time: 15-22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


It took me 6 years to find a basic pizza dough recipe that I actually liked. You don’t have to wait that long.


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 11/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour


1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, oil, salt, sugar, and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

3. Punch dough down. Turn onto lightly floured surface; divide into 4 pieces if making calzones, or keep whole and spread on a round pan if making pizza. Sprinkle with favorite seasonings and toppings.

4. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes (for pizza) or 15-20 minutes (for calzones).

5. Serve with marinara sauce, if desired.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-22 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pizza dough, calzone dough