Fool Proof Pizza Dough

Fool Proof Pizza Dough Recipe

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Jenna Dean


This recipe is a mix between a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, my father's recipe, and my own tweaks. I will add photos shortly, as I am making the dough right now! This dough has been used for years in my family and everyone loves our simple, but perfect, dough.

P.S. The metal pans sold at the dollar tree that are approximately 9x5 inches are PERFECT for this recipe and will actually make 4 pizzas with the perfect crispy dough everyone will want. (And it'll only cost you $4 and can be used over and over again)


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3 Medium (13x9) Pizzas
40 Min
40 Min


  • 3 c
    flour (all purpose)
  • 1 c
    hot water
  • 1 pkg
    highly active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    cavenders all purpose greek seasoning

How to Make Fool Proof Pizza Dough


  1. Oil a large mixing bowl, covering all sides, set aside
  2. Pour all 3 cups of flour into a stand mixer bowl*
  3. Fill measuring glass (2-4C size) with HOT water (I use the highest temp that comes out of the tap)
  4. Add the sugar (don't stir), then the yeast. Once you add the yeast whisk quickly with a fork until the yeast breaks down.
  5. Add the oil, whisk, and add the seasoning (seasoning not required)
  6. Turn on your stand mixer to low and slowly pour in the water mixture. Wait until the dough is sticking to your dough hook, and then remove the bowl from the mixture. Finish kneading the dough yourself until flour is fully incorporated.
  7. * If you don't have a stand mixer add 1 cup of flour to a bowl and alternate between adding the water mixture and flour, mixing with a fork. Kneed dough until flour fully incorporated.
  8. Take the formed dough ball and place into the oiled mixing bowl. Cover with a hand towel and set aside for 3-4 hours (3 is sufficient time, but you may want more air in your dough).
  9. Once the dough has risen, punch the dough ball (yes punch it). Pinch of 1/3 of the dough ball and roll on a floured surface. Place in an oiled pan and add your toppings!
  10. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until done to your opinion of perfection!

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About Fool Proof Pizza Dough

Course/Dish: Savory Breads, Flatbreads, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian

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