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Pizza Dough

This is just about the best pizza dough I have come across. It only has to rise a short time (which is good for my schedule!) and the flavor is amazing!


- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 (.25 ounce) yeast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp basil
- 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup warm water

Combine flour, salt, garlic, basil, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Mix in oil and warm water, let rise 30 minutes. Spread out on a large pan and bake 5-7 minutes. Top as desired and bake @ 375 for 20-25 minutes.

I have found that the longer the dough rises the yummier this dough gets. But it is still great if you follow the directions.

Our favorite toppings include pepperoni, cheese and homemade pizza sauce. I make pizza every Friday and use it as a way to clean out the little bits of food that no one will eat alone. I usually have corn, garlic, onion and mushrooms on my half of the pizza, all found in the depths of the fridge! If I throw it on the pizza it is much more appealing!

What are your favorite pizza toppings? Do you have a family favorite dough? Please share!

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  1. Yum! We make homemade pizza every couple of weeks since it is so much cheaper than ordering out. I have never seen a crust with basil in it, but it sounds amazing. I'm going to try it next time!

  2. Oooooh adding the herbs to the crust is a wonderful idea. I normally make pizza about twice a month and thanks to you, it just got better! I tend to let my kids make individual pizzas. I give them all a ball of dough and let them shape it how they want. Sometimes they make designs, sometimes they try to be "professionals" sometimes they even make calzones. It is a nice way for them to be creative and they always eat it because it's their own.

  3. I wonder if you could make this ahead and let it rise in the fridge? It looks yummy!

  4. Rcb- It is so yummy with the basil in it. I love it.

    Kristen- I hope you like it. It is so simple. I am making this tonight I'll update the post with some pictures.

    Country gal- I don't see why not. Like I said in the post I usually make it in the morning and let it rise all day, I just punch it down once or twice then whenever Chevy Man gets home I start making it. It is a very forgiving dough that's for sure!

  5. I like the addition of herbs. Sometimes I use a garlic infused olive oil we have. I am always searching for a good pizza dough because I haven't found it yet! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I have made homemade pizza dough for years. I will have to try yours. That is wonderful.
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  7. Bandy and I have made pizza dough a couple of times this year, but we didn't add herbs to the crust--what a great idea!

  8. I make up a huge batch of homemade pizza dough on OAMC day, divide it and freeze them in oiled baggies and pull them out when we want pizza. It's so much easier and much better for you than store bought. And I don't know if you've tried this yet or not, but you might try checking the price of the sandwich size pepperoni at the deli counter. I'm able to get 20 thin slices (enough for 2 pizzas) for about $1.50. It's usually cheaper than the packaged pepperoni.


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