Homemade Pizza Dough {and Sauce!}

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 pizzas
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This easy pizza dough recipe is perfect for baking or freezing!


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour or half all-purpose half whole wheat
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes 14.5 ounces each, drained well
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Mix the yeast and water in a small bowl, cover and let stand for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Mix the oil, sugar, salt and yeast mixture in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the 3 cups of flour, a cup at a time. If the dough seems too wet, start at the fourth cup, ¼ cup at a time. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until moderately stiff, about six minutes.
  • Lightly grease two pizza pans with oil. Roll out the dough and stretch to fill the pans.
  • Let the dough rise while you make the sauce.
  • Put the tomatoes in a sieve and push the juice out with a spoon. Put the drained tomatoes in a food processor or blender and pulse to crush them.
  • Pour the tomatoes into a bowl and mix in the oregano, oil and salt.
  • Now that you have the basics down, you can have fun creating your own pizza toppings.
  • (I usually bake at 420 for 10-15 minutes or just until browned.)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition does not include pizza sauce. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 828, Carbohydrates: 148g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 302mg, Potassium: 220mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 4g, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 9mg