Easy Homemade Pizza Crust

We are not pizza snobs in our family.  Our table has been graced by so many boxes of Little Caesars $5 pizzas that it’s a little embarrassing.  That being said, I do love to make my own pizza crust and make ‘fancy’ pizza (if there is such a thing).  Homemade pizza crust is actually very easy – this practically foolproof recipe can be the start to some of the best family pizza nights you’ll ever have!  ~Tracy

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Ingredients:  
  • 3 ½ c. all purpose flour
  • ½ c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 package quick rise yeast
  • 1 ½ c. warm (not hot) water
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil

Here’s how to make it:

Sprinkle the yeast over the water in a small bowl.  Stir gently to dampen all yeast.

Combine the both types of flour and salt in mixing bowl.

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Gradually add the olive oil into the flour mixture until just mixed together.

Pour the yeast and water mixture into the flour and oil while mixing; preferably with the dough hook of a stand mixer.  If you do not have a stand mixer you can do this the old fashioned way – with your hands (spray them with cooking spray first to avoid everything sticking to your hands).  Dough should eventually form a ball and pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Swirl a little olive oil (or you can use cooking spray) around the bowl to avoid dough sticking.  Cover the top of the bowl loosely with parchment paper or a lightweight dish towel and allow to rise for approximately one hour or until at least doubled in size.

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Roll out dough on parchment sprayed with cooking spray (helps the dough not to stick) and slide both onto baking sheet or pizza stone.

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Add your favorite toppings and bake at 450 for 12 – 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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*Makes two crusts approximately 12 x 12 inches.  Adjust the size of your pizza to control the thickness of crust.

*Hint – As dough is rising, you can set your mixing bowl on a heating pad to speed the rising process.

*Hint – If you don’t have wheat flour, using all white flour is perfectly fine.

3 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Pizza Crust

    • foursistersdish says:

      Cyndi, we usually only figure WW points for recipes we think will be fairly point friendly. This one will be about like regular pizza crust, I would guess. It’s delicious!… but probably not low-point. ~Erin

    • Tracy says:

      Hi Cindy – We haven’t figured the WW points for this recipe. You’ll find that a large portion of our recipes are WW friendly, but we believe in the occasional indulgence as well. If I get a chance soon, I’ll figure the points and let you know.
      We hope you keep visiting our site & enjoy our recipes! ~Tracy

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