Need the Best Pizza Dough recipe! Fast & easy for make your own pizza night. Call it New York pizza, Chicago pizza, but I call it the Best Pizza Dough Ever!

Best Pizza Dough

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast or one package
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1/3 c warm water
  • 1 c warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4-5 c flour, can be white & wheat mix


  1. Using a large mixing bowl add your yeast, honey, and water. Give it a quick mix, then let it sit for 5 min or until bubbly.

  2. Now that your yeast is awake, add the 1 c warm water, salt, olive oil, and 2 c of flour. Mix with a mixer (or spoon) until soft dough forms adding more flour 1/2 a cup at a time until the dough is no longer sticky to the touch. If kneading the dough by hand mix in the bowl until it comes together, then knead on a floured surface mixing in four as needed.

  3. Remove the dough and add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the bottom of your bowl, add the dough back in and roll in the oil to coat. Cover with a towel and let it sit in a warm place until doubled (takes about an hour).

  4. Once doubled, punch dough down and let it rest on a floured surface covered with a towel for 5 min. Then cut your dough in half with a knife then roll into 2 balls for your 2 pizzas.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out one-half (or one pizza ball) of your dough to the size of your pizza pan or cookie sheet that you will be using. To help the dough not to stick to the pan, I like to sprinkle a little cornmeal on the cookie sheet before laying the dough down.
  6. Once you have your pizza dough on your pan you can top with any sauce and toppings that you have in mind. Make it your own creation! Have fun & enjoy!