Pizza Dough

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In

"For individual pizzas, Recipe source: Bon Appetit (September 2004)"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (170.8 g)
  • Calories 449.3
  • Total Fat - 11.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 974.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 75.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 10.5 g
  • Calcium - 17.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Brush bowl with oil.

Step 2

In a processor mix together the warm water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast over the mixture; stir to dissolve. Let stand for 10 minutes or until mixture bubbles. Add flour. 4 1/2 tablespoons oil and salt. Process one minute. Transfer dough to a floured board.

Step 3

Knead until smooth (5 minutes). Transfer to prepared bowl; turn to coat with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume (1hour).

Step 4

Sprinkle cornmeal over rimmed baking sheet.

Step 5

Divide dough into portions and then roll each into a ball. Space balls evenly spaced don being sheet. Spray a large piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place over dough; sprayed side down. Refrigerate for one hour before rolling and baking.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Excellent! I made 4 medium shells and baked them all off in my pizza maker. I froze two of them and made pizzas for dinner with the other two. DH loved the crispiness of the crust and the tender insides. The timing and procedure of making this dough is perfect! Thank you Ellie for sharing this keeper. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(9 Sep 2020)


This isn't as easy as my bread machine dough, but I like that it is easily halved for the two of us. My new bread machine only makes a large batch and I am sure in the bottom of my freezer I have a partial recipe I have forgotten about. I hate having to freeze the dough I don't use. At least this uses the food processor, which makes it easier. The hour resting time in the fridge really makes the dough easy to roll out. I made 2 10-inch pizzas.

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(4 Jan 2016)