Our Favorite Pizza Dough

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Why are you not making your own pizzas yet?

It’s not like I’m the first person to talk about all the benefits of making pizza at home, but another voice doesn’t hurt.

It does take a little bit of prep time, but you can easily make batches of dough and have it on hand in the freezer. I’ve never tried freezing an entire pizza, but I bet that would work too!

Having Pizza Friday is a great way to end the week. Not only do you not really need to think about what to make, but you can top the pizza with whatever you have on hand — no need to go to the grocery store for specific toppings!

This week I used some gouda that had been languishing in the cheese drawer, yellow onion that I caramelized, and some wonderful venison sausage I had purchased at the HOPE market from Dai Due. Yum!

Pizza Dough - This pizza dough does take a little bit of prep time, but you can easily make batches of dough and have it on hand in the freezer for future Pizza Fridays.
Our Favorite Pizza Dough

Our Favorite Pizza Dough

Adapted from Mark Bittman
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic


  • Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly stir in half the water, the olive oil, and the garlic. Add water a little bit at a time until you can work the dough together into one ball.
  • Toss it onto a flour-covered counter and knead for about 10 minutes, until dough is smooth, but not sticky. If it gets sticky just add a little bit of flour.
  • Clean and dry bowl, then grease with a small amount of olive oil. Put dough in bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for about 2 hours. Unroll and top with your favorite ingredients, then bake at 450 for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!


Serving: 1 Servings
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Do you have a pizza night? What are your favorite toppings?

One Comment

  1. We made pizza today! I made dough in the bread maker, sauce out of tomatoes and tomato paste (w/seasoning & oil) and topped it with turkey sausage, spinach and fresh mozzarella. Angela did the actual assembly; she’s better with dough than I am. It is more work than you’d think, but if you make the dough in advance it’s probably not as bad. Definitely homemade is better than a store pizza.

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