Pizza Crust

We love my homemade pizza crust! It’s so easy to make and homemade pizza is frugal! {We save so much money versus purchasing pizza…and oftentimes homemade is better.}

We enjoy pizza nights on the weekends and having friends over to share a delicious meal of homemade pizza!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!



2 teaspoons yeast {or 1 “packet”….however, it is much cheaper to purchase yeast in larger quantities!}

1 cup warm water

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons olive oil

3 cups all-purpose flour


Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add salt, olive oil and 3 cups flour; mix. Add more flour if the dough seems “sticky”.

Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease  top; cover. Let rise 1 hour or until doubled in bulk; punch dough down.

Brush pizza pan/stone with oil. Press dough on pan; add toppings. Bake at 450 for 15 to 20 minutes.


{The pizza pictured is Chicken Alfredo! One of our favorites!}


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22 Replies to “Pizza Crust”

  1. I'm so glad you posted this! We've gotten hooked on homemade pizza, instead of frozen pizzas.
    I *love* that I can hide veggies in it, and the boys gobble it up! (Chopping mushrooms in small pieces and mixing it with ground meat, is my favorite trick! )
    But I've been using the Pillsbury french bread tube, just rolling out because I was afraid homemade dough would be hard.
    This doesn't sound hard at all.
    Can't wait to try it.

    1. I hope you like it! It is so easy and good! In fact, it is so simple that homemade pizza is often my "go to" meal when I'm in a pinch!

  2. Rachel, I saw your Podcast about Chicken Alfredo Pizza and purchased all of the ingredients. I do have a few questions. I've used my pizza stone for years now, but I've never oiled it and added the corn meal directly to the stone first. I've always slipped the pizza on the stone after the stone has heated in the oven. Have you preheated the stone? Is there a special way you clean the pizza stone? I always heard you can't use dish soap & water on it so I was just wondering if I'm doing something wrong. Thanks so much and I so enjoy your podcast, blog and recipes. In fact, our daughter and her family are coming over for dinner Friday and your "Mexican Casserole" is on the menu for the evening. Thanks.

    1. Since your pizza stone has been used for years, yours probably is "seasoned" and that's why the pizza crust doesn't stick, especially since you sprinkle with cornmeal. Now I spread the stone with oil and skip the cornmeal (mainly out of laziness…the cornmeal does give it a nice texture and makes it seems more like purchased pizza!)I do not preheat the stone and I've been told to clean using baking soda and water. I typically will just scrap it off but if it needs cleaning, I'll sprinkle with baking soda and scrub food particles off.

      I'm glad you enjoy the videos & blog and Mexican Casserole is one of my absolute favorite meals!!

      1. Thanks for the pizza stone info. I just had to write and tell you what a hit the Mexican Casserole was as well as your Mandarin Orange Cake. I made both on Friday night for my hubby, our daughter and 2 grandchildren. Both recipes were a huge success. We always have our daughter and grandchildren over on Friday evenings for dinner since her hubby's works nights. I was concerned the kiddo's wouldn't like it, but they both raved about it. My hubby loved it too. It will now be a staple in our house. The cake was wonderful too, we served it with vanilla ice cream from Aldi's which was cost effective. Thanks so much!!!

  3. Homemade pizza is also a great way to use up French bread, ciabatta or even just bread rolls that are going stale. Just slice them in half and use them as your pizza base.

    1. I do that too sometimes for lunches! My husband is not a big fan of pizza on any other bread than pizza crust so I don't do it for dinners.

  4. I made this for dinner last night – topped with olives, roasted red peppers, and artichoke hearts – we're cleaning out the pantry.


  5. We do home made pizza crust, too, and love it. A packet is 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast in my experience – not sure if that 1/4 teaspoon makes a difference, but thought I'd throw that out there. I buy mine in bulk at our co-op and it is MUCH cheaper per ounce that way.

  6. Just wanted to let you know we tried your pizza crust recipe last night…we made taco pizza…and it was GREAT! My husband said that it was the best homemade pizza crust he had ever eaten! Have you ever tried making breadsticks with this crust recipe before?

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the pizza crust!! How did you make your taco pizza…that sounds delicious!!

      I haven't made breadsticks with the dough before but I do make a cheese bread! I use approximately 1/3 of the dough, make a smaller crust and cover with cheese and garlic powder! It's delicious!!

  7. Cheese bread would go great with spaghetti! I am going to try that! Or just cheese bread and applesauce for lunch!
    Taco pizza…we made the crust..topped with salsa, refried beans, and taco meat, chedder cheese…and baked. Then before we ate it we put taco fixings on top…crushed up corn chips, diced onion, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream. It was SO good!

  8. FYI if you have a Bread Machine laying around you can dump in the water/oil then the flour, salt and yeast in that order and put it on dough setting. If you dont have a machine they can be found at yard sales and thrift shops all the time. I am not able to kneed dough and have finally found a use for the forgotten appliance. Love several of your recipes, we are having Scalloped Potatoes with leftover ham and potatoes tonight.

    For a crisper crust cook for 10-12 minutes without toppings.

  9. Rachel,

    Whew! I am committed to having three pepperoni pizzas made by 5:15 today – three hours! ah! I am doing this now. Thank you for posting this so I don't feel like I have to resort to fast food pizza.
    My religion class is in for a real treat!!

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