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Homemade Pizza Dough

This thin-crust pizza dough recipe works every time. It comes out thin and flavorful.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dough, pizza
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Laura
Cost: $6



  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp instant or rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt


  • Combine the flour, sugar and yeast in the basin of a food processor with the dough blade attached. Pulse a few times to mix thoroughly.
  • Turn the food processor on low. Slowly pour in the water. Mix until fully combined, about 15 seconds. Turn off the machine and let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add the oil and salt to the dough and turn the machine on low until fully mixed into a sticky ball.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for about 1 minute, until the dough is smooth. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl, covered with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate the dough overnight or for up to 3 days.
  • When ready to prepare your pizza, position an oven rack near the top of the oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let rest for 10 minutes. Place the dough on a floured surface. Using your fingers, spread the dough out into an 8-inch round, then stretch the dough little by little into a 12-inch pizza dough.
  • Place dough onto a pizza stone. Top with your favorite pizza toppings. Bake in the oven on the top rack for 8-10 minutes, or when the toppings begin to brown, the cheese is bubbling and the crust begins browning.
  • Transfer the pizza to a wire rack and cool slightly before slicing and serving.


  • This recipe makes 2 10" pizza crusts.
  • If you don't have time to rise the dough overnight in the refrigerator, let it rise on the counter top for 30 minutes instead.