Best Pizza Crust Recipe

Author Bettina Zabel


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups 110 degree water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  1. Mix the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. 

  2. With the mixer running, add the water and 2 Tbsps of oil and mix until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add 1 Tbsp of flour, until the dough comes together. If the dough is too dry, add 1 Tbsp of water.

  3. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
  4. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or lay a clean and dry dish towel over it, and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, this usually takes an hour. 

  5. Once it has risen, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes. Don't skip this step! Preheat your oven to 475 degrees

  6. After the dough has sat for 10 minutes, it is ready to shape into pizza. Add your sauce and toppings and place on a pizza pan or pizza stone. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown and the pizza is melted nicely!

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