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The BEST Homemade Pizza Crust
Prep Time
5 mins
Resting Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 1 crust
  • 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 3/4 c. warm water
  • 2 c. all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano (optional)
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  1. Measure 3/4 cup of warm water into a bowl. Sprinkle dry active yeast over the top and let sit for about 3 minutes.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, sift together flour, salt, sugar and (optional) oregano.

  3. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of olive oil into the bowl and mix briefly.

  4. Pour yeast/water mixture into mixing bowl and mix thoroughly, until dough forms into a large ball.

  5. Brush a glass bowl with a little bit of olive oil (to keep dough from sticking). Place ball of dough in glass bowl and knead briefly.

  6. Loosely cover bowl with a towel or plastic wrap and let rest and rise for at least 30 minutes (a few hours or overnight is best!).

  7. To use pizza crust: sprinkle a layer of flour or cornmeal on pizza pan or preheated pizza stone. Place ball of dough on pan and use fingers to roughly shape dough into a circle. Top with pizza toppings and bake at 425 degrees for 13-17 minutes or until edges are golden brown.