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Homemade Pizza Dough

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 Pizzas servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Who doesn’t love pizza? Homemade pizza dough is so much tastier than store bought. It is easy to make and can be either grilled or baked, covered in various toppings, or simply eaten plain as...


  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
  • 1½ cup warm water
  • 12 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces whole wheat flour (see Chef Tips)
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
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Nutrition Facts


580 cals


16 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

10 g


96 g


1 g


8 g


15 g


471 mg


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the active dry yeast and the water. Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast starts to bubble.
  2. Pour the flour, whole wheat flour, and salt into the bowl of a food processor, and pulse to combine.
  3. Turn the processor on and slowly pour in the yeast and water mixture. Once a dough ball forms, add the olive oil.
  4. Tip onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 10 minutes. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise at room temperature for 2 hours, or until doubled in size. Form into four balls and shape into thin circles to make desired pizza.

Chef Tips

For a low-fiber crust, substitute the whole wheat flour for another 6 ounces of all-purpose flour.

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