This Pizza Crust Recipe is the easiest way to make pizza dough ever! You can have a homemade pizza on your table from start to finish in 30 minutes, even quicker than it takes to order delivery! AND there is NO rise time! This will be your favorite way to make pizza from now on.
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The Best Pizza Dough Recipe Only Takes Minutes to Prep!
You might wonder how it’s possible to have this recipe ready to go in the oven in 15 minutes…I wouldn’t believe it either, if I hadn’t made it so many times! The secret is you don’t have to let the dough rise!!
Yep, you read that right! NO RISE TIME!! Which takes any guess-work you might have when baking with yeast OUT of the equation!
But WHY Doesn’t the Dough Have To Rise?
Well, first let’s talk about the yeast we’re using in this recipe. It’s Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast and quick or instant yeast, like the RapidRise® is milled into finer particles which allows it to dissolve faster! This is why you don’t have to “bloom” the yeast in water before adding it into your dry ingredients! Pretty cool, right?
And I will say, you CAN allow your dough to rise, you just don’t have to! If you allow this dough to rise for 30-60 minutes you will need to punch it down before rolling… so see? What’s the point?
I mean, think about it…you want your pizza crust to be chewy, and slightly “airy”, but you don’t want it to be like bread. AND you’re rolling, or pressing the dough flat, and spreading it with sauce, cheese, and toppings. You don’t NEED it to rise up that much. The short, 10 minute, rest time gives the gluten time to relax, develops the yeast flavor quickly (another benefit of RapidRise® Yeast) and allows for it to rise slightly.
It’s pretty genius!
AND it makes it the perfect pizza recipe to prepare with your kids help. Homemade Pizza Night is a fun tradition, and making pizza from scratch, dough included, just gives you even more of a sense of accomplishment!
What Toppings Can You Put On This Pizza Crust?
Well, this is where your creativity comes into play! I just used mini pepperoni on today’s pizza, but the sky is the limit! Again, this is a great time to get your kids involved and let them create their very own pizza flavor!
What Can I Add To Pizza Dough To Season It?
This is another great way to put your own stamp on your homemade pizza. Adding seasonings into the dough is a fantastic idea to add more flavor! You will add the seasonings in with the flour mixture in Step #2 of the recipe below.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Crushed Red Pepper
- Italian Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Seasoned Salt
- Parmesan Cheese
I hope you try this Pizza Crust Recipe, I really think you will enjoy it! Everything just tastes better when it’s homemade!!