I’m a believer. Before testing out this recipe, I was strictly a person that made pizza dough from the little mixes you get in the store. They always felt lacking, and I really wanted to try out some bread-making. In 10 minutes, I put together this No-Rise Homemade Pizza Dough recipe and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
All you need is active dry yeast (normally found in the baking aisle of your grocery store), and some staple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. I know some people get intimidated by using yeast in recipes, but have no fear! This recipe really couldn’t be simpler.
We start by mixing the yeast, sugar, and warm water in a bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes to do its thing. Then, add in your oil, flour, and a pinch of salt, and stir. Sometimes I add some Italian seasoning/garlic powder in the mixture for a pop of flavor.
Take your ball of dough and knead it on a floured surface until it’s smooth. And that’s it! No rising required. It will actually be puffier if you let it rise, so unless you like that type of crust, bake it right away.
My favorite way to take pizza crust to the next level is to make a mixture of olive oil + herbs (normally garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.) Brush that onto the crust of your pizza before baking. After your pizza’s cooked, brush a little more on top for a beautiful and tasty glaze.
Take this No-Rise Homemade Pizza Dough and prosper, you guys! You can start by making my Personal Make-It-Your-Own Pizzas (this recipe makes 2 personal pan sizes). Then, upgrade to my Caprese Pizza with Balsamic Glaze to really impress your family!
Easy No-Rise Homemade Pizza Dough
- 1 cup warm (not hot) water
- 1 packet active dry yeast 0.25 oz or 1 ½ teaspoons
- 1 tbsp granulated white sugar
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat traditional oven to 450°F, or an air-fryer to 400°F. Spray a pizza pan (or air-fryer tray) with non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, pour in the warm water.
- Add the active dry yeast and sugar; let sit for 5 minutes until the mixture is frothy.
- Pour in the olive oil and gently stir with a spatula until combined.
- Add in the flour and salt; mix with the spatula until a slightly sticky ball forms. Create a dough ball (using a bit more flour if needed.)
- Transfer dough ball to a floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth.
- Roll into your desired shape – This recipe makes one large pizza or two personal pan-sized pizzas.
- Transfer to the prepared pan/air-fryer tray. Poke holes in the dough with a fork to avoid the crust puffing up.
Traditional Oven Instructions
- Parbake for about 5 minutes on the lower rack.
- Add the pizza sauce and your choice of toppings. Bake at 450°F for about 13-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is crispy. Enjoy!
- Parbake for 3-4 minutes until slightly browned.
- Add the pizza sauce and your choice of toppings. Bake at 400°F for another 3-4 minutes until cheese is bubbly and crust is crispy. Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $0.44
- Total Cost (1 large pizza): $0.44
- Those Other Guys: $2.79 per serving