Looking for a quick recipe for homemade yeast pizza dough that requires no rising? Well keep on reading for my No-Rise Homemade Pizza Dough – a super easy way to have pizza night for a fraction of the cost of the store-bought stuff!
This homemade pizza dough recipe is super quick – it requires no rising of the dough, just a few minutes of kneading to get the dough silky smooth! Because everyone loves pizza, you’ll quickly become your family’s favorite when dinner is on the table in less than 20 minutes.
- Active Dry Yeast – Some people are intimidated by yeast + bread making, but this pizza dough recipe is a great way to get comfortable with it! We’re going to use the active dry yeast, not the rapid-rise kind.
- Sugar – The yeast needs something to feed on, so a tablespoon of sugar helps get that perfect rise in the crust that we want.
- Warm Water – Warm – not hot – water provides the perfect environment for the yeast and the sugar to bloom.
- All-Purpose Flour – I prefer using all-purpose flour as it’s easy to acquire, but you can also use bread flour in this recipe. Bleached or non-bleached is fine!
- Olive Oil & Salt – A tiny bit of olive oil & salt go a long way in deepening the flavor for our crust.
How to Make Pizza Dough… Without Waiting for It to Rise
So this is the perfect homemade pizza dough recipe for people who need dinner done quick & in a hurry.
With a lot of bread/dough recipes, you have to let the dough rise one or more times, for 40+ minutes. It can take all day just to finish your dish!
With my pizza dough method, you only need to wait 5 minutes for the yeast to bloom. Then, spend just a few more minutes kneading the dough until it’s nice and smooth. And that’s it – it’s time to bake!
- Start by adding the yeast and sugar to warm – not hot – water. Water that’s too hot will kill the yeast!
- Let it sit for 5 minutes, until it gets frothy. That’s how you know the yeast has activated and bloomed.
- Stir in some olive oil, a pinch of salt, and flour.
- Using a wooden spoon or spatula, continue stirring until a loose dough ball begins to form.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface (like a cutting board) then knead with your hands until the dough is smooth. Be sure to add flour to your hands to avoid sticking.
- Once the dough is smooth, it’s time to bake. Shape it into a shape just a bit bigger than the size of your pan, that way you can roll down the sides for a crust.
- Take a fork and poke tons of holes in the center. And that’s it!
For most recipes, I like to partially bake the crust for about 5 minutes before adding toppings. That helps get a firm foundation before you load up your pizza with wet ingredients like sauces and oils. I have some fantastic pizza recipes on Coined Cuisine for you to try! But the most important part of making pizza is to customize it to your tastes. And now, you have the perfect quick no-rise homemade pizza dough recipe in your arsenal!
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Quick 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
- 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 your 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 the shaped dough to a sheet pan/air-fryer tray sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Poke holes in the dough with a fork to avoid the crust puffing up.
- Preheat traditional oven to 425°F, or an air-fryer to 400°F.
Traditional Oven Instructions
- Parbake the dough for about 5 minutes on the lower rack.
- Add the pizza sauce, cheese, and your choice of toppings. Bake at 425°F for about 13-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is crispy. Enjoy!
- Parbake the dough for 3-4 minutes until slightly browned.
- Add the pizza sauce, cheese, 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: $3.79 per serving