Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

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Next in our Simple Swaps Series is this easy, delicious all round pizza dough recipe. Top with your favourite sauce, toppings and cheeses and I guarantee it’s so good, you will make this every week! Click here for the full series

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Two slices of pizza on a wooden board next to a large pizza chopper

I think it’s time I was honest with you… We’re getting to be friends now and I think I can tell you my secret…. shhh….I don’t really like pizza that much…

I know! I confessed to you my brownie indifference, and now I’m coming clean on my pizza aversion! My husband is baffled on both counts, but thankfully it wasn’t enough to put him off me completely.

I cannot STAND frozen pizza and have to really fancy takeaway, so that doesn’t happen much… It’s the super cheesiness that usually puts me off. And the boring dough base.


As a compromise to my pizza loving family though, I CAN stand my homemade pizza dough recipe.

As part of our Simple Swaps Series, I have to share with you the pizza dough that I make to ensure my family don’t mutiny and mama doesn’t starve!

We have come to a happy arrangement where I eat it more than I’d like, and they eat it less than they’d like, but we can all manage it about every 3 weeks. (I’m pretty sure they’d eat it at least 3 times a week, if I’d make it..)

Why You’ll love this Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

If you’re still talking to me after my shocking confession…. believe me when I say I’ve made this recipe for about 15 years now and it has NEVER gone wrong.

  • It’s easy and quick
  • It can be customised with your own seasonings
  • It’s soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside.
  • Because it’s easy, it can quickly be doubled or tripled if needed
  • As I said, it’s never gone wrong for me, so I’d go as far as to say it’s fool proof

What you’ll need

A mixing bowl or stand mixer

Measuring cups and spoons – As ever, these are my favourite. I use them every single day, I have 2 sets!

Oven trays

Pizza Chopper – Optional, but it’s AMAZING


Dry active yeast

Warm water



Oil or butter

Seasonings – Onion granules, Garlic granules, oregano, thyme or add your favourite

Bread/All purpose flour


  • Put the yeast, oil, sugar, warm water and seasonings into a bowl and set aside somewhere warm to bloom for about 5 mins.
  • When the yeast has bloomed, add the flour and knead in a stand mixer, or by hand until the dough is smooth and stretchy.
  • Set the dough aside to proof in a warm place for about an hr, or until doubled in size.
  • Once it’s doubled, punch it down and roll out to the required size. I make 2 pizza’s from this dough but it could be used for one large one.
  • Top with your favourite toppings – we used my homemade peach bbq sauce for the base, topped with taco mince, peppers, and chedder cheese.
  • Bake and enjoy!
  • Note, The dough can be frozen after the kneading stage. Freeze in a zip-lock bag for up to 6 months. To use, thaw on the counter until pliable, then let rise a little and use as normal.

It’s really that simple! I hope you enjoy this as much as my family do, and if a pizza-phobe enjoys it, you know it must be good!! (please can we still be friends…?)

Tell me something you hate that everyone else loves! And as ever, if you like this post, please share. Thanks friends x

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Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Next in our Simple Swaps Series is this easy, delicious all round pizza dough recipe. Top with your favourite sauce, toppings and cheeses and I guarantee it's so good, you will make this every week!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Pizzas


  • 1 Tbsp Dry Active Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil or Melted Butter
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup (240g) Warm Water
  • !/2 Tsp each: Onion granules, Garlic granules, Oregano, Thyme
  • 2 3/4 Cups (330g) Ap/bread flour


  • Place the yeast, sugar, oil, salt and seasonings in the bowl of a stand mixer and add the warm water
  • Set this aside for 5 mins for the yeast to froth (bloom)
  • Add the bowl to the mixer and add your flour
  • Knead the dough until smooth and elastic
  • Allow to rise until doubled in size, around an hr
  • Halve the dough and roll out to fit pan
  • Add sauce, topping and cheese, bake for 20-30 mins
  • Slice and enjoy!


The seasonings can be customised to your preference. 
The dough can be made and frozen in a zip lock bag. Use within 6 months. 
To use, thaw on the counter until pliable, then roll and top.
Keyword Dinner,, Easy, Simple Swaps

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