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The Best Homemade Pizza Dough in Less than 30 Minutes

Kelly Leonardini
This pizza dough uses instant yeast, which drastically cuts down the rising time so that you can have homemade pizza faster than delivery! Makes 2 10" pizzas.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Pizza
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 slices
Calories 247 kcal


  • Pizza stone (or baking sheet)
  • mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons


For the pizza dough

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp honey or sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 TBSP warm water
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • semolina flour or cornmeal

For the pizza sauce

  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • salt to taste
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil


  • mozzarella cheese
  • any other desired toppings


  • Preheat the overn to 500F.

Prepare the dough

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients together in a large bowl (flour, yeast, sea salt).
  • Mix together the liquid ingredients (water, honey, and olive oil).
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture.
  • Mix ingredients together and then knead for a few minutes until a smooth dough forms.
  • Let the dough rest under a bowl for 20 minutes.

Shape the pizzas

  • Cut the dough in half with a sharp non-serrated knife or pastry cutter and form them into balls. Leave one ball under the bowl.
  • Sprinkle some semolina flour or cornmeal over a cutting board or pizza peel.
  • Press the dough down in a circle shape with your fingertips, and then stretch the dough with your hands in a circular motion (see video).
  • Spread sauce over pizza and top with mozzarella cheese and any other desired toppings.
  • Allow the pizza to rest another 10-15 minutes.

Bake the pizza

  • Bake the pizza for approximately 10 minutes and enjoy!


Adapted from Sainsbury's Quick Pizza Dough Recipe by Tamsin Burnett-Hall.


Serving: 8slicesCalories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 8gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 740mgPotassium: 354mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 369IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pizza, pizza dough
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