Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

By | January 29, 2018

I know I literally just told you in my last article that I’m trying to minimize grains in my diet, but this is a much-loved staple in my mom’s house and a favorite meal from my childhood.

Don’t look at me like that. I can’t quit this project now. I’m almost done!

Today’s dish is homemade pizza. Or, at least, the dough for the base of the pizza. You can theoretically make the sauce yourself too.


  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 package of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tspn cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Makes two large thin-crust pizzas.


1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.

2. Add in the olive oil and form a dough. We used a kitchen stand mixer, but I think you can do this by hand too.

3. Heat up two cups of water so the water is lukewarm and add to the dough slowly. Form it into a ball.

4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

4. Spread out the dough onto an oven-safe baking dish. We used a pizza stone.

Dough is a gooey mess. I understand why science wonders if perhaps our bodies have trouble using wheat for fuel because we digest it inefficiently or something. It just feels kind of wrong.

My mom spread out the dough on the left and I did the one on the right.

5. Bake the spread-out dough in the preheated oven for ten minutes.

Pizza dough after its first bake.

6. Spread some oil on the dough when it comes out of the oven and flip it over.

Flipped over baked pizza dough crust

7. Add sauce, toppings and cheese.

8. Throw back in oven for fifteen minutes.

9. Slice and eat.

11 thoughts on “Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

  1. Robert McGee

    umm, what time is dinner? and where are the ‘after’ pictures of your dough?

  2. h1blife

    I should not have read this post late in the evening. Now I am hungry for pizza.

  3. Peter

    Great recipe, one of the great things about retirement is having more time to cook healthy food and spend less money on eating out.

      1. Anjani

        Agree 🙂 My mom is an excellent cook but am not interested in cooking..


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