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With this dead-simple pizza dough recipe, you’ll never have an excuse for subpar chain takeout again. Let us provide you with the blank culinary canvas for your classy DIY pizza party.


¼ ounce active yeast
1 tablespoon white sugar
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil


In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, heat 1 cup of water to approximately 110°F. Once heated, pour it into bowl and add the yeast, mixing it until it’s well combined. Add the sugar and let it sit for 2 minutes, then add the flour and salt. Mix it using your hands (or a stand mixer) until well it’s combined and dough forms a cohesive ball.

Add two tablespoons of olive oil to another mixing bowl, place dough ball into bowl and coat it well with olive oil. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel rinsed in warm water.  Let dough sit until it rises to twice its original size, approximately 2 hours.

After dough has risen, punch down and stretch it out until it covers a pizza stone or metal pizza pan. Serves 4–6.