Quick and Easy Pizza Dough

No electric mixer or fancy pizza dough hook needed for this Quick and Easy Pizza Dough. Mix everything in one bowl, let rise for an hour, knead 1-2 times, and that’s it! Makes 1 large pizza, cut in half for 2 medium pizzas, or quarter it for individual pizzas. Foolproof homemade pizza crust every time!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 packets (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil , plus more for bowl and drizzling
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for work surface

Instructions

  • Pour the water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, oil, and salt. Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  • Lightly brush another large bowl with a little olive oil. Place dough inside and drizzle a little oil over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times, forming into a round. Let rest for about 10 more minutes.
  • Use or store as is for 1 large pizza, or divide into 4 equal portions for individual pizzas.

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