Easy Olive Oil Pizza Dough

Seriously, I need to start thinking about my posts while I’m cooking. For example, today I’m writing about a super easy, super quick, great recipe for pizza dough. You’d think by now I’d remember to take photos as I go. But, with all of the commotion of the Super Bowl and creating crazy dishes, like my Chicken & Maple Waffle Cupcakes, I simply forgot. However we did get the end result, and it looks pretty yummy…

How do you like your pizza?? I like mine with a thin sliced yellow or sweet onion under the cheesy topping. Then of course I like to add my garlic powder. Yum. It’s weird, when I get pizza delivery I like my pizza either cheese-less or with pepperoni (which I then remove the cheese & pepperoni and put the pepperoni back on). When it comes to pizza, I’m a definite weirdo.

I grew up having my Poppie’s homemade pizza almost every Friday night. I seriously could eat a whole one myself. Mommom used to roll a pizza out especially for me with the onions, light on the cheese. I’m a lucky girl, I have an amazing loving family, who makes awesome food, tailored to my liking. 🙂

Anymore, I rarely have homemade pizza. I wish Poppie had written down a dough recipe, maybe he did but I’m yet to find it. I’m constantly trying new recipes to compare, this one, which I found on Pinterest, of course, was pretty darn good.

Easy Olive Oil Pizza Dough
adapted from My Baking Addiction


1 1/2 cups warm water
1 packet  granulated yeast
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons
4 cups AP flour


In your stand mixer, fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix together the yeast, salt, sugar & olive oil. Add the warm water. Let sit approximately 5 minutes or until bubbles start to form.

Mix in the flour, until fully incorporated but without kneading. You want the dough to be sticky but not too sticky to handle.

Transfer the dough to a large bowl, cover lightly with a bit more olive oil. Place a loosely fitting lid or kitchen towel over the bowl and let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

This recipe yields 2 large loaves, you can either use it immediately or refrigerate in a lidded, not air tight, container and use over the next 12 days.

To cook, roll out to desired thickness in either rectangular or circular shape. Top with crushed tomatoes & season to your liking. I sprinkle mine with sugar first (to lower the acidity) then salt & pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, basil & oregano. Then I add my sliced onions and top that off with cheese.

Place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees with a pizza stone (or if no pizza stone use a greased, dark pan). Let cook for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and bubbly. Let cool for about 10 minutes, slice & enjoy!

Evidence of my hunger ;)


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9 Responses to “Easy Olive Oil Pizza Dough”

  1. February 13, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    Thin crust is the way to go. Love adding olive oil to my dough!

  2. February 13, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    thank you for posting this, actually I am looking for a pizza dough last sunday and it so happen that I need to visit all my friends blog including all the member of the eRecipe Chef of the Week , I will make one for next weekend.

  3. February 11, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    I was looking for a sweet post to comment on but your savouries all look so amazing! I am literally dying, this pizza is so thick and cheesy and saucy and the dough recipe is so good 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. February 10, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    This looks to die for. I adore pizza. We had some tonight. I can’t get enough of it. Love olive oil on it. We also use garlic oil. So good. Your pictures are making me want to go whip up more pizza.

  5. February 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Great photo!

  6. February 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    I still have yet to land on a good pizza dough recipe, so I will try yours. Sometimes the recipes I try take way to long, in my opinion. Also, the addition of the olive oil does sound tasty. Onions and sausage are my favorite toppings. This pizza post now has me wanting some-yum!

  7. February 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    This looks yummy, I love pizza it’s truly my downfall. The onions really make it.

  8. February 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Oh, yes…this looks amazing! Picture perfect pizza…and I’m now wondering why it’s been so long since I’ve made any!

  9. February 9, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I love olive oil in my pizza dough. I definitely like thin crust the best!