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Simple Pizza Dough

Dough with Active Dry Yeast (Easy)

  • Author: Zaza
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 4 dough rounds 1x
  • Cuisine: Italian


This is the simplest pizza dough recipe. It’s made with active dry yeast, flour, water, and salt. This dough can be used in any situation, but I like it best when cooked on the grill or in a wood-fired oven.



600 grams all purpose flour (*see note below) | about 2.5 cups

440 grams warm water (80°F) | about 1.5 cups

10 grams salt | about 2 tsp

1 package active dry yeast


Place warm water in a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Stir. Let it rest for a few minutes until the yeast starts to bloom (it will get puffy).

Add flour and salt to the yeast  and place the mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix on low speed for 8 minutes. If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a food processor, or your hands! The dough should be very smooth and SLIGHTLY tacky.

Lightly oil another large bowl with olive oil and place the dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap. Place the dough in a slightly warm area for about 2 hours or until it doubles in size.

After this time, place the dough on a lightly floured countertop. Cut the dough in half and then in half again to get 4 equal-sized pieces. Roll the pieces into balls. Then allow them to rest for 20 minutes covered with plastic wrap. Now they’re ready to use!


Note on flour: I find I get the best results with type 00 flour, which you can find in the baking aisle alongside the other flours. But if you can’t find it, all-purpose will work just fine.

Note on the video: The video shows proportions for making 8 dough balls. This would be double of what is listed above.

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