Make Pizza from Scratch!

Easy & versatile recipe for homemade pizza! Choose your toppings!

If you want to make pizza from scratch, it’s easy with this recipe! The dough is versatile — you can roll it out thin or make it kind of thick. You can bake this pizza on a baking stone or in a pan. And of course do what you want with the sauce and toppings. In this video, I show you how we like to make it. Double the recipe for two pizzas.

This recipe uses just a few ingredients: all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, olive oil, and water. That’s it!

** I mentioned when I was about to put the pizza in the oven that I would show the pizza in place in the oven, but going back through the video, I just realized I forgot to record that part! ????????‍♀️ It was just the pizza on the parchment paper on the baking stone on the bottom rack of my oven. Sorry for the confusion. **

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Here is the baking stone I have:
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Here is the rolling pin I use in this video:


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/8 tsp. yeast (I mistakenly said Tbsp in the video but it should be tsp! Thanks to Paul Wright for catching my error!)
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup warm water (about 110º F)
1 Tbsp. oil (I use olive oil)

Also used:

1/2 jar of pizza sauce
8 oz. of shredded mozzarella cheese


[Note about pre-heating: About 20-30 minutes before dough has risen all the way, preheat oven to 500º F. If you’re using a baking stone, let it stay at 500º for at least 20 minutes to get the stone heated all the way through.]

Mix all ingredients well and knead dough until smooth and elastic. I like to use my stand mixer, but you can mix by hand if you like. Expect to knead the dough for about 7 to 10 minutes if you’re kneading by hand.

Once dough is smooth and elastic, shape into ball, spray inside of bowl or coat with olive oil, and leave dough in and cover with plastic bag or damp cloth until dough doubles in size.

When dough is ready, roll out on floured surface. Add your favorite pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings.

Bake in preheated 500º F oven for about 8 or 9 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

This is a modified version of Bobby Flay’s pizza dough recipe (

Make pizza from scratch and let me know how it turns out. What are your favorite toppings? Do you like the crust thick or thin? Do you go heavy on the sauce or light? Do you like the crust crispy or chewy?

With pizza there are so many options and when you make pizza from scratch the possibilities are endless!

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