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Basic Pizza Crust

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + resting Bake: 25 min.

Makes

1 pizza crust (6 slices)

My aunt shared this basic pizza dough recipe quite a few years ago. I like to double the recipe and keep one baked crust in the freezer for a quick snack or meal later.
Basic Pizza Crust Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Pizza toppings of your choice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oil, sugar, salt and 1-1/2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn onto a floured surface; cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Roll into a 13-in. circle. Grease a 12-in. pizza pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pan, building up edges slightly. Do not let rise. Bake at 425° until browned, 12-15 minutes. Add toppings; bake 10-15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 236 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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