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Homemade Pizza Crust

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Homemade Pizza Crust
Servings: 3 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast 1/4 ounce
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Whisk together the flour, salt and sugar.  Add the yeast to the cup of warm water and stir to dissolve.  Mix the yeast into the flour. (I used the dough hook on my mixer to do this. You can do it by hand, too) Turn out onto a floured board and add more flour or water if needed until you can handle and knead the dough.
  • Knead dough until smooth and elastic.  Grease a bowl with cooking oil,  place dough in the bowl turning over once to make sure it is greased on both sides. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Dough should double in size.
  • Once the dough rises remove and divide in half. Knead enough on floured surface to get any bubbles out of the dough.  Roll each half into a 12 inch circle and place on a sprayed pizza pan.
  • Once you have your dough rolled out and on the pizza pan bake it for about 8 minutes at 425 degrees before adding toppings.  Remove from oven brush crust with either tomato sauce or pizza sauce,  add your toppings and cook about 15 minutes longer until cheese is melted and crust is brown at 425 degrees.


Meat toppings such as hamburger, sausage, bacon, ham, chicken, etc. should be cooked before adding to pizza.