Homemade Italian Pizza Dough Recipe

A deliciously easy homemade Italian pizza dough recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 484kcal
Author Bintu Hardy | Recipes From A Pantry


  • 900 g '00' flour (all-purpose flour will work too)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs (optional, for more flavour)
  • 1.5 tbsp active dried yeast
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 600 mls lukewarm water


  • Add flour, yeast, sugar, salt and mixed herbs (optional) to a mixer bowl. After adding ingredients, attach the dough hook.
  • Make a well in the centre of the mix and add in the oil and water, then turn on mixer.
  • If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add in a few spoonfuls of water. Keep mixer running until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough into a lightly floured mixer bowl, dust the top with flour and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap.
  • Leave the dough to rise till it has doubled in size which takes about 1 hr in a warm place.
  • Now turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knock it and knead for a few seconds to remove the air.
  • Split the dough into 8 portions, form into balls and roll out into a pizza shape.


This recipe makes 8 lovely thin crust pizzas. If you prefer just split the dough into 2 portions and make 4 larger pizzas. 
(Recipe adapted from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.)


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1315mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 5.3mg