Homemade cheese pizza on wooden pizza peel

Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe

If you ask any of my friends, family, or coworkers, they know my love for pizza, be it delivery, frozen, artisanal, or homemade. It’s great. And over the years, I think I’ve finally  figured out the right ratios for my favorite pizza crust.


Prep Time: 10 minutes | Rise Time: 1 hour | Bake Time: 20 minutes | Makes: 2 pizzas



4 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 standard packet of active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 1/2 cups of warm water
Pinch of salt
Cornmeal for baking tray/pizza stone


  1. Add one packet of active dry yeast into 1 1/2 cups of warm water. Let yeast dissolve.
  2. In a mixing bowl, put flour, salt, and olive oil in the bowl. Pour in dissolved yeast mixture.
  3. Mix ingredients together (I prefer to use a stand mixer with a dough hook) until dough forms a ball. If the dough is crumbly and won’t form a ball, add another splash of olive oil.
  4. Once the dough has come together, place a towel over the mixing bowl and let the dough rise for one hour.
  5. Split the dough in half. Wrap extra dough in plastic wrap and freeze.
  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  7. Spread cornmeal onto a baking tray or pizza stone, and shape/roll dough into a circle.
  8. Add your favorite sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  9. Cook for 20 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

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