Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

My mother-in-law gave me this pizza dough recipe. It’s so easy and works brilliantly every time.

easy pizza dough recipe


4 1/2 Cups Plain Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

2 cups lukewarm water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tbls dry yeast

1/2 cup grated cheese for crust (optional)


1. In a bowl, mix together dry yeast and lukewarm water and set aside.

2. In a separate (large ) bowl, mix together 2 and 1/2 cups plain flower and baking powder.

3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mix and pour in water mix.  Add oil and mix through into a wet mix.

4. Add the additional 2 cups of flour and form into dough.

5.  Knead in the bowl for a few minutes, then allow rise for 30 minutes.

6.  Punch the dough down and knead for a few minutes.

7. Roll out dough to size and place on a greased pizza or baking tray. I use a large rectangle baking tray.

8. Allow the sides to hang slightly over the tray. Don’t worry if it looks messy or uneven. Place a little cheese along the outer dough of the pizza and fold over. This makes the edges both look and taste good.

9. Top with your choice of sauce and toppings and bake in a 190*C oven for about 10-12 minutes until the dough is slightly golden on the edge and the cheese is melted.

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I have also used this easy 2 ingredient flat bread recipe for a really quick pizza base.


For topping ideas, visit this post: Family Pizza


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    March 19, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Yummy! That’s a really delicious pizza! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    I love to bake, but I never make any pizza, I always bake some breads with my Zojirushi BB-HAC10. I think I’ll try to learn make pizza with your recipe.

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    Trish Ch
    May 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Wow that pizza dough looks amazing! Yummo….I use a recipe I got off the Internet 2 ingredient pizza dough…sr flour and Greek or natural yoghurt

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    May 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    looks yum

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    Jen Finch
    May 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    How much dough does this make Kell? Enough for two pizzas?

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      May 28, 2012 at 7:24 am

      It makes 2 really large rectangle pizza’s. Feeds approx 8-10 people.

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    May 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I’m a complete newbie with regard to cooking, but this recipe was very easy even for me! It absolutely was positively mouth watering!! Thanks on the pretty one who included this recipe!

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    May 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    You use cups to measure out the flour. Can you tell me the weight in grams please? Love your flatbread recipe, so so quick! Looking forward to trying this:-)

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    August 2, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Made this with my 3yr old son this evening for dinner. Just a half batch- was plenty for 4. Turned out beautifully! Thx for a great recipe and for the inspiration!

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    July 3, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    So easy and delicious, much better than the store-bought pizza bases. Thanks for sharing your recipe, it’ll feature regularly in our household now. Keep these types of recipes coming!!!

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    August 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    We’ve used your recipe this past month (Friday nights are pizza nights in our house) and we’ve been impressed every time. We quarter the recipe for one large pizza (feeds two hungry adults) and we’ve now started to experiment… 75% spelt flour & 25% semolina is a great combo, gluten-free flour works well too. Thanks for yet another great recipe.

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